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...
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
Danareksa Capital expects to see increased deal flow from Indonesian state-owned enterprises (SOE) as the government moves forward with privatization plans, said Mohammad Afdal Pamilih, the firm’s president director.
Southeast Asia | 15 May 2015 |
India's Fortis Healthcare will sell its Singapore-based diagnostics arm RadLink-Asia to Fullerton Healthcare Group for S$111 million ($83.5 million).
South Asia | 04 May 2015 |
Indian online insurance marketplace Coverfox has raised a INR750 million ($12 million) Series B round from existing investors Accel Partners and SAIF India.
South Asia | 27 Apr 2015 |
Indian biopharmaceutical firm Biocon has filed for an IPO for its research arm Syngene International, which is backed by India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA).
South Asia | 24 Apr 2015 |
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South Korea continues to solidify its position as a premier destination for Asian private equity and venture capital investments. In 2014, nearly US$11 billion was invested into South Korean companies with exits topping US$8 billion, the highest return figures in the last 10 years. It is easy to see why international and domestic GP's hold South Korea in high regard, being one of few Asian destinations where large leveraged buyouts are possible.
Venture capital is also gaining momentum as the Park Geun Hye-led government continues to advance on initiatives to promote innovation and foster SMEs. With capital inflows and creative input from local and international VCs, South Korea is living up to its reputation as a flourishing venture ecosystem as we witness the rise of angel consortia, accelerators, and local offices for established VC funds.
This intensive and highly focused event will provide front row seats into one of Asia's most vibrant private equity markets. Key players will share their views on private equity and venture capital in Korea, Asia and beyond.
15 September 2015, South Korea- Westin Chosun, Seoul