Dwight Poler, managing director with Bain Capital in Europe, on the openings created by economic volatility in the euro zone and supporting portfolio companies that seek expansion in Asia...
Europe | 11 Dec 2013
UK-based Sustainable Development Capital LLP (SDCL) has teamed up with with Hong Kong private equity infrastructure firm First Eastern Investment Group to launch a $200 million fund that will invest in energy efficiency projects in the UK and China.
Greater China | 04 Dec 2013 |
The investment bank arm of Portuguese financial group Espirito Santo plans to a launch a private equity fund in partnership with the Burman family - the promoters of Indian healthcare and food company Dabur Group - to invest in medium and small-cap companies....
South Asia | 28 Nov 2013 |
Gaw Capital Partners, a Hong Kong-based private equity real estate firm, has acquired Waterside House - an office building in London - on behalf of a pool of South Korean institutional investors.
Real estate | 21 Nov 2013 |
Flexibility and changing strategy are key to finding the best opportunities in the current adverse environment, investors told the AVCJ Forum in Hong Kong.
Europe | 15 Nov 2013 |
China Investment Corporation is in exclusive talks to acquire Chiswick Park - a 32-acre UK business park - from The Blackstone Group.
Europe | 11 Nov 2013 |
Defined benefit public pension plans are one of PE’s biggest bank rollers, so the rise in defined contribution plans – that tend to favor liquid assets – is a long-term concern. There must be compromise on both sides
Fundraising | 07 Nov 2013 |
RRJ Capital is said to have upped its stake in the US insurance unit of ING Group, investing a further $248 million.
Greater China | 28 Oct 2013 |
AlpInvest Partners has closed its Secondaries Fund V (ASF V) at the hard cap of $750 million, exceeding its initial target of $500 million.
Secondaries | 17 Oct 2013 |
Japan's SBI Holdings and the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) are looking to raise as much as $125 million for their SBI-FMO Emerging Asia Financial Sector Fund.
North Asia | 17 Oct 2013 |
Axa Private Equity - now renamed Ardian - has completed its spin-out from the Axa Group in deal which values the unit at EUR510 million ($690 million).
Europe | 02 Oct 2013 |
Specialist asset manager Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) has hired Nyree Hu as Asia director with its 11-strong global distribution team.
People | 02 Oct 2013 |
Lixil Group, a Japanese toilet manufacturer, has agreed to acquire Grohe, a German maker of faucets backed by TPG Capital and the private equity arm of Credit Suisse (formerly CSFB Private Equity), for JPY400 billion ($4 billion).
Europe | 26 Sep 2013 |
China Investment Corp. (CIC) is now the second largest shareholder in Russia's Uralkali - the world's biggest potash producer - after it converted bond holdings into equity equivalent to a 12.5% stake.
Industrials | 25 Sep 2013 |
AXA Private Equity-backed French chemicals group Novacap, is to acquire a majority stake in Taixing Yangzi Pharm Chemical (Yangzi), one of the leading Chinese producers of a chemical mainly used for the production of paracetamol. Financial terms of the...
Europe | 17 Sep 2013 |
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India's private equity industry is in a state of transition, and only funds that are nimble on their feet and adaptive will ultimately survive. Find out what you need to navigate India's changing landscape at the 14th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture India Forum on 5-6 December. Last year's Forum was attended by more than 250 top executives coming from 15 different countries and territories around the globe. Over 50 LPs joined the event, including dozens of foreign investors looking to increase their allocations to India or to invest in the country for the very first time. The conference featured in-depth analysis about India's private equity industry with sessions that covered topics ranging from confronting the difficult exit and fundraising environment, to understanding regulatory changes, to predicting where the industry will likely be in 2015.
Date: 5-6 December 2013
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After a decade-long mining boom the economy is experiencing a loss of momentum and the resulting deal flow reduction and lack of value in the market means GPs are chasing many of the same acquisition targets. That said, the exit market is recovering with both IPOs and M&A activity picking up, and an increase in LPs appetite for the asset class, and the recent government change means that the industry is cautiously optimistic for the future and expecting a rise in activity over the next 12 months.
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