Mandarin Capital Partners has sold its 40% stake in a European credit ratings agency to joint venture partner Dagong Global Credit Rating. China-based Dagong is now the sole owner of the asset.
Exits | 11 Dec 2014 |
Andrea Bonomi has raised the stakes in the battle for Club Méditerranée (Club Med), increasing his offer for the vacation resort operator just days after a consortium led by China’s Fosun International submitted an improved bid.
Buyouts | 08 Dec 2014 |
Startupbootcamp FinTech, a Europe-based accelerator that focuses on financial technology, has launched an Asian program in Singapore.
Early stage | 01 Dec 2014 |
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 |
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
4-6 March 2015, The Westin, Sydney
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The market is relatively optimistic as a new government that is viewed favourable to a balanced investment arena is introduced and we see an increase in deal activity. The hopes for a flourishing PE market amid the euphoria of 2012 has not yet been realised but the potential is still present and now may well be the time for the country to take off in its own right and increase its reputation as THE hot market in Southeast Asia.
24 March 2015, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta