Wayra, Spanish telecom giant Telefonica’s accelerator initiative, has signed an agreement with Virtue Inno Valley (VIV), an incubator program backed by China’s Tsinghua University.
Greater China | 19 Feb 2014 |
Japan's Mitsui & Co has teamed up with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to invest in Cotton Way, a commercial laundry and textile management company based in Moscow. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Europe | 10 Feb 2014 |
The acquisition of a 65% stake in Qinyuan Bakery in 2010 was EQT Partners’ debut food service sector investment in China. Yet the deal was familiar territory for the GP, which was able draw on previous portfolio investments in Europe, including Vaasan&Vassan,...
Fundraising | 29 Jan 2014 |
Led by the likes of Google, Facebook and LinkedIn, US tech companies have flocked to Ireland due to its EU access and business friendly policies, creating around 140,000 local jobs in the process. This has fostered spin-outs and serial entrepreneurs across...
Venture | 29 Jan 2014 |
Luminor Capital, a Singapore-based private equity firm, has invested CHF5.5 million ($6.1 million)in Switzerland's Next Generation Finance Invest (NGFI).
Technology | 24 Jan 2014 |
China's Fosun International has acquired an 80% stake in Caixa Seguros e Saúde (CSS), the insurance unit of Portugese state bank Caixa Geral de Depositos SA for EUR1 billion ($1.36 billion), beating out Apollo Management International.
Europe | 10 Jan 2014 |
Swiss fund-of-funds Adveq has promoted Viswanathan Parameswar to executive director and chosen him to head the firm's Asia program.
Fund-of-funds | 10 Jan 2014 |
Private equity firms raised $431 billion globally in 2013, up 13% on 2012 levels, largely thanks to robust activity in North America and Europe. It is the highest amount in any year since the global financial crisis.
Fundraising | 06 Jan 2014 |
GIC Private, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, has acquired The Blackstone Group's 50% stake in 5 Broadgate (5BG), a London office building which is due for completion in 2015, for around GBP1.7 billion ($2.8 billion).
Real estate | 02 Jan 2014 |
CVC Capital Partners has completed two control deals in China in 2013 and Steve Koltes, the firm's co-founder and co-chairman, expects more to follow. This evolution of opportunities in existing markets - plus the opening up of new markets - will see...
Europe | 23 Dec 2013 |
Sompo Japan Insurance has agreed to acquire Canopius Group, a UK insurer which is 84%-owned by London-headquartered private equity firm Bregal Capital.
Europe | 19 Dec 2013 |
Dwight Poler, managing director with Bain Capital in Europe, on the openings created by economic volatility in the euro zone and supporting portfolio companies that seek expansion in Asia
Europe | 11 Dec 2013
UK-based Sustainable Development Capital LLP (SDCL) has teamed up with with Hong Kong private equity infrastructure firm First Eastern Investment Group to launch a $200 million fund that will invest in energy efficiency projects in the UK and China.
Greater China | 04 Dec 2013 |
The investment bank arm of Portuguese financial group Espirito Santo plans to a launch a private equity fund in partnership with the Burman family - the promoters of Indian healthcare and food company Dabur Group - to invest in medium and small-cap companies....
South Asia | 28 Nov 2013 |
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Join us at the 11th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Australia and New Zealand Forum on 5-7 March at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney to find out how funds of varying size are raising capital, sourcing deals and exits, as well as all you need to know to effectively navigate Australasia's changing alternative asset landscape.
After a decade-long mining boom the economy is experiencing a loss of momentum and the resulting deal flow reduction and lack of value in the market means GPs are chasing many of the same acquisition targets. That said, the exit market is recovering with both IPOs and M&A activity picking up, and an increase in LPs appetite for the asset class, and the recent government change means that the industry is cautiously optimistic for the future and expecting a rise in activity over the next 12 months.
5-7 March 2014, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney