The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire General Electric’s (GE) interest in Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat) for up to HK$3.75 billion ($483 million) and then make a buyout...
Buyouts | 29 Dec 2014 |
MBK Partners and Hudson Clean Energy Partners have sold Chinese waste-to-energy and wastewater treatment specialist GSE Investment Corporation (GSEI) to Beijing Enterprises Holdings (BEHL).
Exits | 28 Dec 2014 |
RRJ Capital has teamed up with Philippines-based quick service restaurant operator Jollibee Foods Corporation to launch Dunkin’ Donuts in China.
Consumer | 27 Dec 2014 |
Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has exited Australian cinema operator Hoyts Group to an investment vehicle set up by Xishuang Sun, chairman of Chinese property developer Dalian Yifang.
Exits | 24 Dec 2014 |
Tsing Capital and WLR China Energy Infrastructure Fund have participated in a Series D round of funding worth $44.5 million for Phononic, a US-based manufacturer of solid-state cooling and refrigeration devices.
Venture | 22 Dec 2014 |
A consortium led by Fosun International has submitted another improved offer for Club Méditerranée (Club Med) – extending a process that has already more than 18 months and during which the bidding price has risen nearly 45%.
Consumer | 21 Dec 2014 |
Chinese insurers have received regulatory clearance to invest in venture capital funds, the latest in a string of moves that are liberalizing investment channels for the sector and allowing greater exposure to alternative assets.
Fundraising | 19 Dec 2014 |
Chinese search engine Baidu has confirmed that it is the latest investor in Uber, the online car-ordering service that has raised an estimated $3.3 billion since its inception.
Greater China | 19 Dec 2014 |
Struggling Chinese sportswear retailer Li Ning plans to raise up to HK$1.69 billion ($218 million) through a share offering, with existing investors TPG Capital, Milestone Capital and GIC Private all agreeing to participate.
Greater China | 18 Dec 2014 |
Wiser Capital Management, a recently formed alternative investment firm, has officially launched operations by opening an office in Hong Kong.
Greater China | 18 Dec 2014 |
EQT's 2010 acquisition of a controlling stake in Chongqing New Qinyuan Bakery – which it has just exited to Swire Pacific – was something of a coup for the European mid-market GP. Not only did the firm overcome several competitors, but it also managed...
Exits | 17 Dec 2014 |
A private funding round was not Tuniu’s original plan. Earlier this month, the US-listed Chinese online package tour provider informed regulators that it wanted to raise $100 million via a public offering.
PIPEs | 17 Dec 2014 |
Self-proclaimed geek Jenny Lee began her career working on fighter jets for the Singapore government. Now a managing partner at GGV Capital, she is backing a new generation of China start-ups
Venture | 17 Dec 2014
From China and India to Southeast Asia and Japan, private equity professionals give their perspectives on the year to come for fundraising, investments and exits
North Asia | 17 Dec 2014
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
4-6 March 2015, The Westin, Sydney
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The market is relatively optimistic as a new government that is viewed favourable to a balanced investment arena is introduced and we see an increase in deal activity. The hopes for a flourishing PE market amid the euphoria of 2012 has not yet been realised but the potential is still present and now may well be the time for the country to take off in its own right and increase its reputation as THE hot market in Southeast Asia.
24 March 2015, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta