GPS, an Australia-based shareholder services and corporate governance consultancy, has been acquired by global counterpart Morrow Sodali in a deal supported by Italian government-controlled PE investment unit Simest.
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A Chinese consortium led by IDG Capital has completed the purchase of Ledvance, the lamps business of German lighting manufacturer Osram, for approximately EUR500 million ($527 million).
AGIC Capital is targeting up to three more deals in 2017 as its debut Asia-Europe fund closes at $1 billion, having received strong support from Asian LPs
AGIC Capital, which invests in European high-end manufacturing companies with expansion potential in Asia, has closed its debut fund on target at $1 billion.
Switzerland-based wealth management firm and PE fund-of-funds Unigestion has acquired the Europe-focused private equity business of its rival Akina Partners.
PAG Asia Capital and Meridian Capital have invested a combined $225 million in Europe-based dairy and ice cream producer Food Union Group, with a view to expanding the business in China.
India-based impact investment firm Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group has raised $25 million from Triodos Investment Management and the Shell Foundation.
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The China-CEE Fund, which is backed by China Exim Bank and invests in Central and Eastern Europe, has agreed to buy Hungarian fixed line telecom and broadband internet provider Invitel Group for an enterprise valuation of EUR202 million ($214 million).
Australia’s AMP Capital has reached a final close of $2.4 billion on its second global infrastructure fund, exceeding the target of $2 billion.
INSEADAlum Ventures (IAV), the Singapore-based VC arm of international business school operator INSEAD, has launched a seed fund dedicated to its alumni and faculty networks across Europe and Asia.
Singapore’s GIC Private has teamed up with China’s Tencent Holdings and NavInfo – a digital maps and location services provider backed by Tencent – to acquire a 10% stake in Here, a US-headquartered open location company.
Japanese glass, ceramic and chemicals maker AGC Asahi Glass has paid JPY60 billion ($510 million) for CMC Biologics, a Denmark-based biopharmaceutical manufacturer backed by several private equity firms.
Asia-based investors account for just under one quarter of commitments to Apax Partners’ latest global fund, which has closed at the hard cap of $9 billion after less than a year in the market.
Japanese employment services company Outsourcing has agreed to acquire German jobs portal operator Orizon, providing an exit for UK-based private equity firm Silverfleet Capital.
Europe-Asia cross-border focused PE firm Mandarin Capital Partners has hired Inna Gehrt and Andrea Tuccio for its German and Italian offices, respectively.
China’s CIC Capital and Australia’s Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) have joined a consortium agreeing to take control of the UK’s largest gas distribution business for GBP5.4 billion ($6.8 billion).
Europe-Asia cross-border focused PE firm Mandarin Capital Partners has committed EUR16.4 million ($17.7 million) for a majority stake in Italian pharmaceutical manufacturer Mipharm.
Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) has committed up to $45 million as part of a joint acquisition of UK-based freeze-dried food manufacturer Chaucer Food.
China’s largest online travel site Ctrip.com has agreed to buy Skyscanner, an airfare comparison website backed by VC investors, in a deal valuing the UK-based company at approximately GBP1.4 billion ($1.74 billion).
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CITIC Capital and several domestic investment funds have contributed $850 million to Tencent Holdings’ acquisition of a majority stake in Finland-based mobile game developer Supercell.
Chinese private equity firm CSC Group has invested in Founders Factory, a London-based accelerator and incubator, with a view to getting exposure to artificial intelligence (AI) technology start-ups.