Hony Capital and CITIC Goldstone will cover close to three quarters of a RMB9 billion ($1.45 billion) private placement by Shanghai-listed Bright Dairy, which will be used fund the acquisition...
Consumer | 09 Jun 2015 |
At least six Asian investors are LPs in the latest fund being raised by Israel-based technology growth capital and buyout firm Viola Private Equity, which reached its targeted amount of $250 million.
Greater China | 17 Apr 2015 |
Viswanathan Shankar, Standard Chartered's group executive director and CEO for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Americas is leaving the firm to set up his own private equity fund.
People | 02 Apr 2015 |
Alibaba Group has made an LP commitment to the latest fund being raised by Israel-based VC firm Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP). It comes two months after the Chinese e-commerce giant made its first director investment in Israel.
Fundraising | 24 Mar 2015 |
China’s Sailing Capital has raised $77.5 million by selling a portion of its shares in Mobileye, an Israel-based road accident avoidance technology developer that went public in the US in August last year.
Greater China | 18 Mar 2015 |
Chinese corporates and financial investors are gravitating to Israel in their quest for high-end technology. This has buoyed local VC activity and more cross-border expansion is likely to follow
Venture | 11 Mar 2015
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) and Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), an investment company controlled by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, have agreed to collaborate on private equity investment opportunities.
LPs | 05 Mar 2015 |
Fidelity Growth Partners India has led a $10 million round of funding for Greenlight Planet, a US-based manufacturer of solar-powered lanterns for use in off-grid homes in developing countries.
Expansion | 06 Feb 2015 |
L Capital Asia - a PE firm sponsored by luxury goods conglomerate LVMH - has secured its first Middle East investment with the acquisition of a minority stake in Bateel, a luxury confectioner based in Saudi Arabia.
MENA | 29 Jan 2015 |
When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe travels to Israel later this month it will be the first time a Japanese leader has visited the country since Junichiro Koizumi in 2006.
North Asia | 14 Jan 2015
Japanese incubator and early-stage investor Samurai Incubate has launched a JPY1 billion ($8.3 million) fund with a new focus on Israeli start-ups.
MENA | 13 Jan 2015 |
The Oman India Joint Investment Fund (OIJIF) has invested INR950 million ($15.3 million) in GSP Crop Science, an Indian agro-chemicals company.
South Asia | 12 Dec 2014 |
Israeli VC firm Carmel Ventures has reached a $194 million final close on its latest VC fund with participation Chinese tech giants Baidu and Qihoo360 as well as insurer Ping An Group.
Greater China | 23 Oct 2014 |
Square Peg Capital, the Australia-based venture capital firm founded by the co-founder of job search site Seek is looking to expand overseas, with plans to invest up to A$100 million a year in Israel and the US.
Australasia | 18 Sep 2014 |
Catalyst CEL Fund, a joint venture between China Everbright and Israel-based Catalyst Equity Management, will invest approximately $42 million in Lamina Technologies, a Switzerland-based tool manufacturer.
Greater China | 25 Aug 2014 |
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South Korea continues to solidify its position as a premier destination for Asian private equity and venture capital investments. In 2014, nearly US$11 billion was invested into South Korean companies with exits topping US$8 billion, the highest return figures in the last 10 years. It is easy to see why international and domestic GP's hold South Korea in high regard, being one of few Asian destinations where large leveraged buyouts are possible.
Venture capital is also gaining momentum as the Park Geun Hye-led government continues to advance on initiatives to promote innovation and foster SMEs. With capital inflows and creative input from local and international VCs, South Korea is living up to its reputation as a flourishing venture ecosystem as we witness the rise of angel consortia, accelerators, and local offices for established VC funds.
This intensive and highly focused event will provide front row seats into one of Asia's most vibrant private equity markets. Key players will share their views on private equity and venture capital in Korea, Asia and beyond.
15 September 2015, South Korea- Westin Chosun, Seoul