Shareholders in French vacation resort operator Club Méditerranée (Club Med) have accepted a EUR939 million ($1.1 billion) takeover offer from a consortium led by China's Fosun International,...
Greater China | 13 Feb 2015 |
CSR Corporation, best known as China’s largest manufacturer of metro cars, has agreed to buy UK-based subsea vehicle maker Specialist Machine Developments (SMD) from Inflexion Private Equity for an enterprise valuation of GBP120 million ($184 million).
Exits | 06 Feb 2015 |
Many Asian managers are coming to terms with how the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers’ Directive might impact their fundraising plans. Unfortunately the legislation remains difficult to fathom
Regulation | 04 Feb 2015 |
Beauty is a big business for ClearVue Partners. Sales of cosmetic products in China grew 10% year-on-year between 2008 and 2013. The market is thought to be worth $80 billion with plenty of room for further growth.
Greater China | 28 Jan 2015 |
Suzlon Energy, an India-headquartered wind-turbine manufacturer, has sold its German subsidiary - Senvion - to Centerbridge Partners in EUR1 billion ($1.16 billion) deal.
Cleantech | 23 Jan 2015 |
3i Infrastructure, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and Star Capital Partners have agreed to sell Eversholt Rail Group, one of the UK’s three major rolling stock operators, to a consortium led by Hong Kong-based Cheung Kong Infrastructure (CKI)...
Exits | 21 Jan 2015 |
Chinese GP ClearVue Partners has teamed up with US-based Catterton to provide a round of funding for Intercos, a European manufacturer of cosmetics and skincare products that wants to expand in China.
Greater China | 20 Jan 2015 |
The board of French vacation resort operator Club Méditerranée (Club Med) has recommended that shareholders accept the most recent takeover offer from a consortium led by China's Fosun International.
Greater China | 16 Jan 2015 |
NTT Docomo Ventures, the corporate VC arm of the eponymous Japanese telecom giant, has taken part in a EUR4 million ($4.7 million) round for Sunpartner Technologies, a French solar panel manufacturer.
North Asia | 09 Jan 2015 |
A consortium led by Fosun International looks set to emerge victorious from the long-running battle for Club Méditerranée (Club Med) after rival bidder Global Resorts withdrew from the process.
Buyouts | 05 Jan 2015 |
European businesses are selling for higher multiples because financing has come back, but they are still quite reasonably priced compared to pre-global financial crisis levels, says Guy Hands, chairman and CIO of Terra Firma. The question for buyers is...
Europe | 02 Jan 2015 |
A consortium led by Fosun International has submitted another improved offer for Club Méditerranée (Club Med) – extending a process that has already more than 18 months and during which the bidding price has risen nearly 45%.
Consumer | 21 Dec 2014 |
Cathay Capital has reached a final close on its latest Sino-French fund at the hard cap of EUR500 million ($624 million) after less than a year in the market.
Fundraising | 17 Dec 2014 |
Mandarin Capital Partners has sold its 40% stake in a European credit ratings agency to joint venture partner Dagong Global Credit Rating. China-based Dagong is now the sole owner of the asset.
Exits | 11 Dec 2014 |
Andrea Bonomi has raised the stakes in the battle for Club Méditerranée (Club Med), increasing his offer for the vacation resort operator just days after a consortium led by China’s Fosun International submitted an improved bid.
Buyouts | 08 Dec 2014 |
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
4-6 March 2015, The Westin, Sydney
The AVCJ Indonesia Forum is back for a fourth year! Mark your calendars now and join us on March 24th, 2015 in Jakarta at Indonesia's longest running, largest and most prestigious industry gathering.
The market is relatively optimistic as a new government that is viewed favourable to a balanced investment arena is introduced and we see an increase in deal activity. The hopes for a flourishing PE market amid the euphoria of 2012 has not yet been realised but the potential is still present and now may well be the time for the country to take off in its own right and increase its reputation as THE hot market in Southeast Asia.
24 March 2015, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta