Pantheon has won a EUR100 million ($124 million) mandate from Valtion Eläkerahasto (VER), the Finnish state pension fund, for investments across Asia and emerging markets.
Fund-of-funds | 07 Nov 2014 |
Macromill, the Japanese online research firm controlled by Bain Capital, has bought Dutch marketing analytics firm MetrixLab. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Technology | 06 Nov 2014 |
Permira has exited its investment in Japanese agricultural chemicals maker Arysta LifeSciences to US chemicals firm Platform Specialty Products (PSP) for about $3.51 billion.
Europe | 21 Oct 2014 |
Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC Private has taken a 4.6% stake in Jimmy Choo as the luxury shoemaker went public on the London Stock Exchange at a valuation of GBP546 million ($879 million).
Consumer | 20 Oct 2014 |
Shaw Kwei & Partners has invested $40 million in German equipment manufacturer Schmid Group to support the company’s expansion domestically and in China.
Expansion | 14 Oct 2014 |
Fosun International and Ardian Private Equity have reactivated their interest in French-based vacation resorts operator Club Méditerranée (Club Med), forming a new consortium that includes Chinese GP Jiuding Capital and Hong Kong Utour International...
Buyouts | 15 Sep 2014 |
German start-up incubator Rocket Internet and Investment AB Kinnevik, Rocket's biggest backer, are to consolidate five emerging market fashion e-commerce brands into a single global company with a combined valuation of EUR2.7 billion ($3.5 billion).
Europe | 05 Sep 2014 |
The China-CEE Fund, a $500 million vehicle backed by China Exim Bank that invests in Central and Eastern Europe, will partner Israel’s Enlight Renewable Energy to buy a controlling interest in two Polish wind projects for up to PLN1.3 billion ($406...
Cleantech | 03 Sep 2014 |
Chinese internet giant Baidu has agreed to invest $10 million in IndoorAtlas, a VC-backed Finnish software developer that specializes in indoor mapping.
Venture | 03 Sep 2014 |
There is no shortage of high-quality real assets available to private markets investors despite rising prices in certain areas, industry participants told the AVCJ Real Assets Forum. The onus is on investors to look beyond the obvious.
Infrastructure | 28 Aug 2014 |
The manufacturers of guide rails used in elevators are an oligopoly serving an oligopoly. Three companies control 80% of the market and eight of their clients are responsible for 90% of the world’s elevators. This concentration of supply may in part...
Buyouts | 27 Aug 2014 |
Catalyst CEL Fund, a joint venture between China Everbright and Israel-based Catalyst Equity Management, will invest approximately $42 million in Lamina Technologies, a Switzerland-based tool manufacturer.
Greater China | 25 Aug 2014 |
Partners Group has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Suzhou Savera Elevator Riding System, a Spanish elevator components manufacturer that now draws most of its business from China, for an enterprise valuation of more than $450 million.
Buyouts | 19 Aug 2014 |
Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM) - a unit of the French investment bank Natixis - has established a private equity division to offer its investors a single point of access to six of its affiliate GPs.
Europe | 06 Aug 2014 |
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As investor's confidence in the domestic economy is restored, Taiwan's private equity sector players are anticipating a long-awaited upswing in activity, especially with a more transparent and open regulatory environment to revive growth. Positive signals from the government include the new M&A regulation, which will add on protection of minority shareholders upon its launch. The National Development Fund has also injected billions of cash into local funds in an effort to support industrial innovation.
20 November 2014, The Westin Hotel, Taipei
With the empathic and historic victory of Narendra Modi at the recent elections in India, the market confidence has improved significantly. Until recently, India was mentioned in financial markets only in a negative light given the enormous potential and lack of delivery. Difficulties in exiting, arbitrary taxation and poor governance are just some of the chronic problems deterring investors.
Discover what repercussions the latest political developments will have on the private equity industry, the outlook for the next wave of fundraising, where GPs expect to source exits and the best way forward for existing and potential investors.
2-3 December 2014, Taj Lands End Hotel, Mumbai