As valuations in the tech space continue to soar, comparisons are inevitably drawn with the dotcom bubble era. Asia can point to favorable fundamentals, but it remains to be seen whether the exuberance is justified
Venture | 10 Dec 2014 |
GGV Capital, Shunwei Venture Partners, smart phone maker Xiaomi and online retailer JD.com have participated in a $40 million Series C round of funding for Misfit Wearables, which manufactures wearable devices that track health and fitness.
Venture | 03 Dec 2014 |
Fairfax Financial Holdings, which previously acquired Thomas Cook India through Fairbridge Capital, is launching a publicly-traded unit that will target investments in the country.
South Asia | 28 Nov 2014 |
In Beijing and Silicon Valley, there is cause for concern at the flood of capital entering the technology space. It draws comparisons with the dotcom bubble era – but VCs at the AVCJ Forum were keen to play down the similarities.
Venture | 19 Nov 2014
Venture capital investors played down comparisons between the current soaring valuations in the technology space and the dotcom bubble era.
Greater China | 14 Nov 2014 |
Cathay Life Insurance, Taiwan’s largest insurer, has agreed to buy Conning Holdings, an asset manager owned by US private equity firm Aquiline Capital Partners, for $240 million.
Greater China | 14 Nov 2014 |
Dan Schwartz, former chairman of AVCJ, has been elected Nevada state treasurer, defeating Kim Wallin, the current Democratic state controller.
People | 07 Nov 2014 |
A third-generation venture capitalist, Tim Draper is founder of Draper Associates and founding partner of DFJ. He explains the key ingredients for rolling out the Silicon Valley model at home and overseas
Venture | 05 Nov 2014
As private equity becomes more of a mainstream asset class, brand-consciousness kicks in. Finding a suitable name can be a challenge, particularly when operating in multiple markets and languages
Greater China | 05 Nov 2014 |
Howard Marks, chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, gives his appraisal of the current investment and economic environments, and explains how his firm is developing its Asia strategy
Distressed/Special Situations | 05 Nov 2014
MegaChips Corp, a Tokyo-listed semiconductor maker, is to acquire SiTime Corporation, a VC-backed US semiconductor company for $200 million.
Technology | 30 Oct 2014 |
Jaguar Animal Health, a veterinary drugs developer backed by China-focused healthcare investor BVCF, is looking to raise as much as $54 million through a NASDAQ IPO.
Exits | 29 Oct 2014 |
Canada-based cleantech investor Cycle Capital Management (CCM) will help set up a venture capital fund in Qingdao as part of an investment partnership with the eastern China city.
Fundraising | 28 Oct 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
The AVCJ Indonesia Forum is back for a fourth year! Mark your calendars now and join us on March 24th, 2015 in Jakarta at Indonesia's longest running, largest and most prestigious industry gathering.
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