IP Group has built a business in the UK and US working with universities to turn academic ideas into investable business models. It has now raised $149 million for expansion in Australia and New Zealand
IP Group, which specializes in commercializing intellectual property, has raised a new round of funding from investors including Temasek Holdings and Telstra Super, and pledged to invest A$200 million ($149 million) in Australia and New Zealand.
German PE firm Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) has agree to sell its entire stake in packaging and processing technology specialist Romaco Group to China-based mechanical engineering company Truking Group.
China Renaissance Capital Investment (CRCI) and Chinese industrial group Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery (ZMJ) have agreed to buy a starter and generator (SG) manufacturing business from German engineering multinational Robert Bosch for EUR545 ($595 million).
HQ Equita, a Germany-based mid-market buyout firm controlled by HQ Capital, has agreed the sale of transportation industry supplier Isolite to Japan’s Hitachi Chemical.
Baring Private Equity Asia has agreed a $4.3 billion privatization of Nord Anglia Education, a school operator it took private in the UK in 2008 and relisted in the US three years ago. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is also participating...
AGIC Capital has acquired 100% of Slovenia-based medical equipment supplier Fotona as part of a plan to expand operations in Asia with an emphasis on China. The deal will facilitate an exit for US private equity firm The Gores Group.
Adveq, a global fund-of-funds that deploys $100-200 million every year in Asia, has agreed to an acquisition by UK-listed asset manager Schroders.
Baring Private Equity Asia will exit Weetabix after China’s Bright Food Group agreed to end its four-year ownership of the UK-based cereals producer through a trade sale that values the business at GBP1.4 billion ($1.76 billion) on a cash free, debt...
HgCapital has agreed to invest NZ35.5 million ($25 million) in New Zealand industrial software specialist Gentrack to support an acquisition and expansion process in the UK.
GPS, an Australia-based shareholder services and corporate governance consultancy, has been acquired by global counterpart Morrow Sodali in a deal supported by Italian government-controlled PE investment unit Simest.
The emergence of internet-connected manufacturing has created a new investment area that will impact adjacent sectors and even entire economies for decades to come. PE is among the early movers
A Chinese consortium led by IDG Capital has completed the purchase of Ledvance, the lamps business of German lighting manufacturer Osram, for approximately EUR500 million ($527 million).
AGIC Capital is targeting up to three more deals in 2017 as its debut Asia-Europe fund closes at $1 billion, having received strong support from Asian LPs
AGIC Capital, which invests in European high-end manufacturing companies with expansion potential in Asia, has closed its debut fund on target at $1 billion.
Switzerland-based wealth management firm and PE fund-of-funds Unigestion has acquired the Europe-focused private equity business of its rival Akina Partners.
PAG Asia Capital and Meridian Capital have invested a combined $225 million in Europe-based dairy and ice cream producer Food Union Group, with a view to expanding the business in China.
India-based impact investment firm Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group has raised $25 million from Triodos Investment Management and the Shell Foundation.
Ilfryn Carstairs, co-CIO of Värde Partners, discusses distress and structured credit opportunities globally and in Asia
The China-CEE Fund, which is backed by China Exim Bank and invests in Central and Eastern Europe, has agreed to buy Hungarian fixed line telecom and broadband internet provider Invitel Group for an enterprise valuation of EUR202 million ($214 million).
Australia’s AMP Capital has reached a final close of $2.4 billion on its second global infrastructure fund, exceeding the target of $2 billion.
INSEADAlum Ventures (IAV), the Singapore-based VC arm of international business school operator INSEAD, has launched a seed fund dedicated to its alumni and faculty networks across Europe and Asia.
Singapore’s GIC Private has teamed up with China’s Tencent Holdings and NavInfo – a digital maps and location services provider backed by Tencent – to acquire a 10% stake in Here, a US-headquartered open location company.
Japanese glass, ceramic and chemicals maker AGC Asahi Glass has paid JPY60 billion ($510 million) for CMC Biologics, a Denmark-based biopharmaceutical manufacturer backed by several private equity firms.