"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...
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 |
April is barely 20 days old and the capital generated through share placements and sell-downs by PE investors is already at its third-highest quarterly level in two years. That’s what happens when public markets go into overdrive.
Exits | 22 Apr 2015
Chinese GP Hony Capital has joined a consortium led by David Chiu, chairman of Hong Kong-listed property developer Far East Consortium International, that is applying for a domestic free-to-air television license.
Greater China | 22 Apr 2015 |
Legend Holdings, sponsor of China-focused GPs Hony Capital and Legend Capital, has filed for a Hong Kong IPO. The firm is reportedly seeking to raise as much as $3 billion.
Greater China | 16 Apr 2015 |
India-based online grocery marketplace Grofers has raised a Series B round of funding worth $35 million from Tiger Global and Sequoia Capital.
South Asia | 16 Apr 2015 |
Australia-founded online design marketplace 99designs has raised $10 million in a Series B round led by Recruit Strategic Partners, with existing investor Accel Partners also participating.
North Asia | 16 Apr 2015 |
A group of private equity investors including KKR is set to buy Korean e-commerce mobile app Ticket Monster from US-based Groupon in a deal that could value the company as highly as $800 million.
North Asia | 15 Apr 2015 |
Slower investment in the first quarter is either an historical norm or a worrying sign; fundraising flies by for the few, the majority still struggle; Asia’s exit bonanza comes to a sudden stop as trade sales weaken
Fundraising | 15 Apr 2015 |
Dragoneer Investment Group has led $10 million funding round for Indian online grocery retailer ZopNow. Existing investors Accel Partners, Qualcomm Ventures and Times Internet also participated.
South Asia | 14 Apr 2015 |
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
245-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo