Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has launched a $100 million fund for investments in financial technology start-ups worldwide.
North Asia | 13 Nov 2015 |
Billionaire investor Marc Ladreit de Lacharriere, the CEO of French financial services firm Fimalac, has bought a 5% stake in Warburg Pincus and become a senior strategic partner at the firm.
North America | 30 Oct 2015 |
Singapore-based private equity investor Hera Capital has agreed to sell its entire stake in Shanghai and Singapore-based social media analytics firm ActSocial to Linkfluence, a European company with a similar remit.
Southeast Asia | 16 Oct 2015 |
Asia-Germany Industrial Promotion Capital (AGIC), a PE firm focused on China-Europe cross-border investments, has reached a first close of $550 million on its debut fund.
Europe | 08 Oct 2015 |
Monde Nissin's acquisition of Quorn Foods from Exponent Private Equity reflects the growing interest among Philippines conglomerates for overseas assets
Exits | 07 Oct 2015
Media-for-equity investing has become a well-established niche market in Europe. To take hold in Asia, the model requires the right investors and the right customers
Southeast Asia | 07 Oct 2015
Philippines food conglomerate Monde Nissin has agreed to buy Quorn Foods from UK-focused GP Exponent Private Equity and Intermediate Capital Group (IGC) at an enterprise valuation of GBP550 million ($835 million).
Exits | 05 Oct 2015 |
Australia-based CHAMP Private Equity is set for a partial exit from Accolade Wines after agreeing to sell its 50% stake in UK-based drinks wholesaler Matthew Clark to Conviviality Retail, owner of a franchised off-license chain in the UK.
Consumer | 09 Sep 2015 |
Auda International, the private equity arm of the Harald Quandt family, has been folded under the HQ Capital brand alongside its sister alternative investment businesses.
LPs | 02 Sep 2015 |
Baring Private Equity Asia has acquired a 40% stake in UK-based cereals producer Weetabix and will work alongside Bright Food Group – which holds the remaining 60% – to expand the business in China.
Greater China | 01 Sep 2015 |
Trimco, a Hong Kong-headquartered garment label manufacturer controlled by Partners Group, has agreed to buy industry peer A-Tex from Europe-based Polaris Private Equity.
Buyouts | 26 Aug 2015 |
Kerogen Capital, a Hong Kong-headquartered energy investor, has committed up to $100 million to Zennor Petroleum, an exploration and production (E&P) company that focuses on the UK’s North Sea area.
Industrials | 20 Aug 2015 |
Japanese sportswear company Descente has bought an 80% stake in UK sports brand Inov-8, providing an exit for the firm's private equity backer Livingbridge. The financial details were not disclosed.
Consumer | 10 Aug 2015 |
As Terra Firma prepares to return to market, Guy Hands, the firm’s founder and chairman, explains why the changing GP-LP dynamic requires more flexibility on structures and fees, and GPs with more skin in the game
People | 05 Aug 2015
China’s HNA Group has agreed to buy ground handling and cargo services provider Swissport International from PAI Partners for CHF2.7 billion ($2.8 billion).
Exits | 31 Jul 2015 |
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