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...
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 |
The National Australia Bank (NAB) has agreed to sell a GBP625 million ($1 billion) portfolio of mostly distressed UK property loans to New York private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management.
Australasia | 28 Jul 2014 |
Baring Private Equity Asia has acquired a substantial stake in UK lifestyle retailer Cath Kidston from existing majority shareholders TA Associates and company management.
Consumer | 23 Jul 2014 |
Japanese venture capital firm Tsukuba Technology Seed (TTS) has teamed up with the UK's Adapt Low Carbon Group to launch an Anglo-Japanese VC fund focusing on agricultural innovation.
Industrials | 23 Jul 2014 |
Immediately after TDR Capital and Capricorn privatized Pizza Express in 2003, the UK-based restaurant chain’s international franchise operations were shifted into separate entity as part of the “non-core group.”
Consumer | 23 Jul 2014 |
The China-CEE Fund, a $500 million vehicle backed by China Exim Bank that invests in Central and Eastern Europe, has committed PLN240 million ($78 million) to renewable energy developer Polish Energy Partners (PEP).
Expansion | 22 Jul 2014 |
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