Tencent Holdings has agreed to buy a majority stake in Finland-based mobile game developer Supercell, allowing SoftBank to exit its entire holding in the company in a deal valuing it at $10.2 billion.
KKR has sold its stake in French district heating provider Coriance to First State Investments, the asset management division of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Sino-European investor AGIC Capital has acquired Italy-based Gimatic with a view to boosting sales of the company's robotics components in Asia
NXP Semiconductors, a Dutch chip maker listed in the US, has agreed to sell its standard products business to Chinese state-owned private equity firm Jianguang Asset Management (JAC Capital) and Wise Road Capital for $2.75 billion.
China Three Gorges Corporation has agreed to buy an 80% interest in one of Germany’s largest offshore wind farms from The Blackstone Group.
Navis Capital Partners and Symphony International Holdings have acquired Christian Liaigre Group, a French luxury furniture brand that is looking to expand in Asia, from Bridgepoint Development Capital for an undisclosed sum.
Chinese electronics retailer Suning has invested EUR270 million ($306.5 million) in a 70% stake in Italian football team FC Internazionale Milano (Inter Milan).
Eight Roads Ventures has led a $17.5 million Series B round for Japanese wheelchair and personal mobility device developer Whill.
Bruno Bézard, previously the head of France's Treasury Department, will join Cathay Capital and help the Sino-French PE firm launch a new fund.
Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund (FGC), an investment vehicle controlled by Chinese entrepreneur Zhendong Liu, has offered to buy German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron for EUR670 million ($751 million).
Khazanah Nasional, an investment fund controlled by the Malaysian government, has opened a new office in London aimed at strengthening the country’s business development links with Europe.
UC Capital's Lions Growth Fund will give European manufacturers access to the connections and the capital in Asia they cannot get on their own.
UC Capital, a joint venture between Urdaneta Capital and Capvent, has launched a fund that will invest in European companies and help them open up new growth channels through exposure to India.
Now valued at $1.5 billion, PE-backed e-commerce marketplace Farfetch is said to appeal to brands that are beyond the reach of Amazon and Alibaba Group. It plans on bringing more of them to Asia
Shanghai Jahwa United, a Chinese chemical products maker wholly owned by Ping An Insurance Group, has agreed to buy Mayborn Group – the UK-based manufacturer of Tommee Tippee baby bottles – from 3i Group.
Hong Kong-based energy investor Kerogen Capital has agreed to commit GBP44 million ($63 million) to UK-based oil and gas company Hurricane Energy.
Chinese textiles producer Shandong Ruyi Technology Group has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in SMCP Group, a French apparel retailer backed by KKR.
Japanese noodle maker Nissin Foods has agreed to buy a 17.3% stake in diversified UK grocer Premier Foods from Warburg Pincus for GBP90 million ($129.3 million).
Punch Powertrain took advantage of gaps in China's auto supply chain to become the leading independent transmission supplier. It has turned out to be a hugely successful investment for Gimv and Capricorn Venture Partners
When Italian machine parts manufacturer Marval came to Mandarin Capital Partners with an investment opportunity, the private equity firm had been quietly enhancing its profile on a canvass of multiple macro developments.
Several PE investors, including China’s New Horizon Capital and Europe-focused Gimv, have agreed to sell Belgium-based Punch Powertrain to Chinese real estate developer Yinyi Group at a valuation of around EUR1 billion ($1.1 billion).
Blippar, a UK-based developer of augmented reality, computer vision and artificial intelligence technology, has raised a $54 million Series D round to support its Asia expansion plans.
When Adam Black joined Doughty Hanson & Co seven-and-a-half years ago as partner and head of sustainability, the firm received 5-6 questionnaires per year from LPs on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. That number has since quadrupled.
The recent flood of Chinese strategic investment in Germany's industrial sector is reminiscent of the previous episode in 2012 - and the motivations are largely the same