It is 50 years since France became one of the first European countries to officially recognize the People’s Republic of China. The anniversary of that event was marked in Paris last month by Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Francois...
Fundraising | 09 Apr 2014 |
L Capital Asia has acquired a minority stake in Italian high-end footwear manufacturer Vicini, working in partnership with L Capital Management, another PE firm supported by luxury goods conglomerate LVMH.
Expansion | 08 Apr 2014 |
Temasek Holdings has established an office in London to support its investment interests in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. A New York base is expected to become operational later this year.
Europe | 01 Apr 2014 |
Next Games, a Finnish mobile gaming developer, has raised $6 million Series A round co-led by IDG Ventures and existing investor Jari Ovaskainen, followed by China’s IDG Capital Partners and US VC firm Lowercase Capital.
Europe | 12 Mar 2014 |
Franklin Templeton has reached a final close of more than $220 million on its latest emerging markets fund. The vehicle, which launched in March 2012 with a target of $300 million, has already made three investments.
Fundraising | 12 Mar 2014 |
Shelf Drilling, a shallow water drilling services company set up by Australia’s CHAMP Private Equity in conjunction with its US affiliate Castle Harlan and Lime Rock Partners, plans to list on the London Stock Exchange in May.
Exits | 10 Mar 2014 |
Globis Capital Partners, the Japanese venture capital firm, has returned to lead a GBP3.4 million ($5.8 mllion) Series B round for Quipper, a UK company that develops educational mobile applications.
North Asia | 10 Mar 2014 |
The Indian Angel Network (IAN) has committed an undisclosed sum in London-based workforce management tool SwiftShift. This is the group's first UK investment.
South Asia | 03 Mar 2014 |
Wayra, Spanish telecom giant Telefonica’s accelerator initiative, has signed an agreement with Virtue Inno Valley (VIV), an incubator program backed by China’s Tsinghua University.
Greater China | 19 Feb 2014 |
Japan's Mitsui & Co has teamed up with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to invest in Cotton Way, a commercial laundry and textile management company based in Moscow. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Europe | 10 Feb 2014 |
The acquisition of a 65% stake in Qinyuan Bakery in 2010 was EQT Partners’ debut food service sector investment in China. Yet the deal was familiar territory for the GP, which was able draw on previous portfolio investments in Europe, including Vaasan&Vassan,...
Fundraising | 29 Jan 2014 |
Led by the likes of Google, Facebook and LinkedIn, US tech companies have flocked to Ireland due to its EU access and business friendly policies, creating around 140,000 local jobs in the process. This has fostered spin-outs and serial entrepreneurs across...
Venture | 29 Jan 2014 |
Luminor Capital, a Singapore-based private equity firm, has invested CHF5.5 million ($6.1 million)in Switzerland's Next Generation Finance Invest (NGFI).
Technology | 24 Jan 2014 |
China's Fosun International has acquired an 80% stake in Caixa Seguros e Saúde (CSS), the insurance unit of Portugese state bank Caixa Geral de Depositos SA for EUR1 billion ($1.36 billion), beating out Apollo Management International.
Europe | 10 Jan 2014 |
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AVCJ is proud to announce the 13th Annual AVCJ China Private Equity & Venture Forum will take place on 10 & 11 June 2014 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Beijing. Attendees will have the unrivalled opportunity to hear honest dialogue about this complex and compelling market from the leading GPs on the ground, as well as from some of the biggest domestic and international institutional investors.
10-11 June 2014, Park Hyatt, Beijing