A Dutch waste management provider owned by CVC Capital Partners and KKR has exited its energy-from-waste (EfW) subsidiary to a consortium led by Cheung Kong Infrastructure (CKI) for EUR940 million ($1.27 billion). It is the Hong Kong-based company’s...
Buyouts | 18 Jun 2013 |
LPs need a presence in Asia – or, at the very least, an understanding of local markets – if they are to be successful co-investors in the region, industry participants told the AVCJ Europe conference, which took place in London last week.
LPs | 17 Jun 2013 |
Dagong Europe Credit Rating, a joint venture between Beijing-based Dagong Global Credit Rating and Mandarin Capital Partners, has won approval from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) to operate in Europe. It will become the first Chinese...
Greater China | 10 Jun 2013 |
Europe’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), which comes into effect in July, will change the way private equity funds are marketed to EU investors. What does it means for Asian GPs?
Regulation | 05 Jun 2013 |
Asian LPs have become part of the landscape of European private equity, pursuing opportunities across buyouts, secondaries, credit and distress. But what do they really want from the region?
LPs | 05 Jun 2013 |
Asian investors are drawn to the diversification and yields offered by European infrastructure, but certain segments of the market are overheating. Prices are getting bid up and returns are likely to be pushed down
Infrastructure | 05 Jun 2013 |
Asian companies have sunk nearly $9 billion into European assets so far this year. In 2012, the final total for Asia-to-Europe M&A was more than $54 billion across 200 or so deals, according to AVCJ Research. This is more than was deployed in the four...
Greater China | 05 Jun 2013
Seajacks International, a UK-based offshore energy services provider owned by Japan's Marubeni Corp. and government-backed Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), has launched its first Asian subsidiary - Seajacks Japan.
North Asia | 04 Jun 2013 |
China Development Bank will provide EUR500 million ($647 million) in financing to support the partnership between Weichai Power, a Chinese automotive and equipment manufacturer, and Kion, a German forklift truck maker backed by KKR and Goldman Sachs....
Europe | 27 May 2013 |
Sino-European private equity firm Mandarin Capital Partners has extended its network in German-speaking regions by opening a new office in Frankfurt. The move comes as the firm nears a first close of around EUR200 million ($263 million) on its second...
Greater China | 09 May 2013 |
Nord Anglia Education, an international schools operator owned by Baring Private Equity Asia, has completed the bolt-on acquisition of WCL Group for $222 million. The deal strengthens Nord Anglia’s presence in North America and the Middle East, taking...
Consumer | 06 May 2013 |
CDC Group, the UK government’s development finance arm, showed a total return for 2012 of GBP223 million ($345 million) as its total assets grew 8.6% to GBP2.8 billion.
South Asia | 02 May 2013 |
Fortis Private Equity and Next Invest have sold their 100% stake in Belgian ink manufacturer, Arets International, to Japan’s Toyo Ink Group for EUR10 million ($13 million).
North Asia | 29 Apr 2013 |
Aquiline Capital Partners, a New York-based PE firm focusing on investments in the financial services space, has completed its GBP87 million ($140 million) acquisition of UK motor insurer Equity Insurance Group (EIG) from ASX-listed Insurance Australia...
Australasia | 23 Apr 2013 |
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