Nominations for the 2015 AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Awards are now open. The private equity and venture capital community has until September 18 to submit candidates for consideration.
Performance | 25 Aug 2015 |
Indian mobile services One97 Communications will spin off its electronic payment service Paytm into a separate entity under One97's co-founder Shekhar Sharma.
South Asia | 24 Aug 2015 |
The last couple of weeks have been relatively slow as the industry shakes off the summer doldrums. We are now beginning to see more activity on the deal-making front, as well as a few interesting fund launches such as Chang Sun’s new China agribusiness...
Investments | 19 Aug 2015
Indian customer engagement and marketing platform Mobikon, which is backed by Jungle Ventures, has bought Singapore's feedback management start-up Trii.be.
Southeast Asia | 17 Aug 2015 |
Just over eight years ago, I penned an article for another publication on the role of independent directors at Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs). This was mid-2007, and China Construction Bank (CCB), Bank of China (BoC) and Industrial & Commercial...
Performance | 29 Jul 2015
KKR has completed its second social enterprise assistance project alongside Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) and its non-profit sister organization Shujog, providing support to Glovax Biotech, which sells affordable vaccines to low to middle income...
Southeast Asia | 21 Jul 2015 |
Indian IT services firm Mindtree, which is backed by Nalanda Capital and Global Technology Ventures Limited, will buy US-based Relational Solutions and UK-based Bluefin for a total of $76 million.
South Asia | 17 Jul 2015 |
KKR and CDH Investments have agreed to sell their stake in Success Dairy to China Modern Dairy Holdings (CMDH) in exchange for $HK1.9 billion ($245 million) of CMDH stock.
Greater China | 15 Jul 2015 |
China's equities wobble is unlikely to discourage companies from local listings, and a rise in renminbi fundraising could result; Asia investment hits record high; public market sales dominate exit activity
Greater China | 15 Jul 2015
Singapore-based online real estate portal PropertyGuru, which recently raised funds from TPG Capital, Emtek Group and Square Peg Capital, has bought sales and marketing platform ePropertyTrack.
Southeast Asia | 13 Jul 2015 |
Financial Technologies India (FTIL) has agreed to sell a 16.6% stake in India Energy Exchange (IEX) to a consortium of investors for INR3.57 billion, cancelling an earlier arrangement to sell its entire stake in a deal led by TVS Capital Funds.
South Asia | 22 Jun 2015 |
Investors are increasingly looking to run their activities through high quality rather than mass-market jurisdictions in response to stricter regulatory scrutiny, according to Dominic Wheatley, CEO of Guernsey Finance.
Europe | 19 Jun 2015 |
"Many people look at us and think we're a hardware company. That's actually not accurate," says Jeremy Zhou, co-founder of Beijing-based Jide Technology. "What we really focus on isn't the hardware product but a new operating system (OS) inside the tablet."
Greater China | 27 May 2015
The phrase "new normal" has been used so frequently with regard to China’s economy in recent years that one wonders when it might reach its sell-by date.
Greater China | 20 May 2015
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