Bain Capital has agreed to sell FCI Asia, which manufacturers connectors used in electronics, data storage and telecommunications, to US-headquartered industry peer Amphenol for $1.28 billion.
Exits | 30 Jun 2015 |
MUFG Investor Services, the asset servicing group of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, will buy UBS Global Asset Management's Alternative Fund Services (AFS) business.
North Asia | 22 Jun 2015 |
Investors are increasingly looking to run their activities through high quality rather than mass-market jurisdictions in response to stricter regulatory scrutiny, according to Dominic Wheatley, CEO of Guernsey Finance.
Europe | 19 Jun 2015 |
European GP Nordic Capital has acquired Max-Inf, a Chinese manufacturer of children's car seats, to complement its existing portfolio investment in UK child safety products firm Britax.
Europe | 15 Jun 2015 |
Panasonic Healthcare, the Japanese medical equipment manufacturer in which KKR acquired a majority stake last year, has agreed to buy Bayer’s diabetes care business for EUR1.02 billion ($1.15 billion).
Healthcare | 11 Jun 2015 |
Having supported Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology acquisition of Italy’s CompagniaItalianaFormeAcciaio (CIFA) seven years ago, Mandarin Capital Partners (MCP) didn’t hesitate in suggesting that the Chinese construction machinery manufacturer...
Buyouts | 09 Jun 2015 |
Mandarin Capital Management (MCP) has teamed up with Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology to acquire a 75% stake in Ladurner, an Italy-based waste treatment and environment firm, for EUR75 million ($82 million).
Greater China | 02 Jun 2015 |
Cathay Capital has bought a 25% stake in Chinese food ingredient maker Cabio Bioengineering (Wuhan).
Greater China | 29 May 2015 |
Aberdeen Asset Management has bought FLAG Capital Management, the US-based firm that acquired Asia-focused fund-of-funds Squadron Capital in 2012. The financials of the transaction were not disclosed.
Buyouts | 29 May 2015 |
Each of the world's four largest corporate service providers, which assist with the formation and administration of companies, trusts and funds, has a private equity backer. They are supplying the firepower for a round of consolidation that could see...
Support services | 27 May 2015 |
Japanese bathroom fitting company Lixil is set to lose at least JPY41 billion ($337 million) after its German-listed Chinese subsidiary, Joyou AG, filed for bankruptcy. Lixil acquired the business after it bought German faucet maker Grohe from TPG Capital...
North Asia | 26 May 2015 |
Australian resources-focused investor EMR Capital has served as cornerstone investor for listed mining company Highfield Resources' A$120 million ($101 million) share placement.
Industrials | 13 May 2015 |
DTZ, a property services provider owned by TPG Capital, PAG Asia Capital and co-investor Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), has agreed to buy industry peer Cushman & Wakefield for an enterprise value of $2 billion.
Buyouts | 12 May 2015 |
Fosun Group has invested in Europe-based payment services provider Ingenico Group with a view to helping the company develop its business in China.
Europe | 08 May 2015 |
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
25-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo