Japan's SoftBank Corp. has led a $20m Series B round of funding for US-based ad analytics start-up Cinarra Systems.
North Asia | 20 Jul 2015 |
Indian IT services firm Mindtree, which is backed by Nalanda Capital and Global Technology Ventures Limited, will buy US-based Relational Solutions and UK-based Bluefin for a total of $76 million.
South Asia | 17 Jul 2015 |
Cath Kidston, the UK lifestyle retailer controlled by Baring Private Equity Asia and TA Associates, has bought back its Japan operations - its largest outside the UK - from local conglomerate TSI holdings for an undisclosed sum.
Consumer | 16 Jul 2015 |
Japan's Recruit Holdings has paid $7.5 million for a stake in HackerRank, a US technical recruitment platform owned by Interviewstreet, via its $20 million corporate venture capital fund - HR Technology Fund.
North Asia | 15 Jul 2015 |
South Korea's sovereign wealth fund KIC has invested $100 million in US-based pet supplies and services retail chain PetSmart as part of a takeover led by US private equity firm BC Partners.
Consumer | 13 Jul 2015 |
Nintex Group, an Australian software provider backed by TA Associates, has agreed to acquire Drawloop Technologies, a US-based software platform that offers automated document services.
Buyouts | 09 Jul 2015 |
KKR has announced the final close of its KKR Global Infrastructure Investors II fund at $3.1 billion. The fund will invest in infrastructure opportunities, with an emphasis on OECD member countries.
North America | 09 Jul 2015 |
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is one of few North American LPs to set up an office in Asia and Mark Machin, the group's head of international and Asia president, admits it is not for everyone.
People | 04 Jul 2015 |
The fact that the US needs to improve much of its public infrastructure is undisputed. But the fragmented nature of the market and politicization of deals still leave private investors frustrated
Infrastructure | 01 Jul 2015
Chinese technology companies are becoming more interested in backing US start-ups, with some groups even building local teams in Silicon Valley. What does this mean for the start-up community?
Venture | 30 Jun 2015
With US LPs refocusing their Asia exposure – reducing the number of commitments if not the aggregate size – smaller funds may be feeling the pinch. But this could benefit the long-term health of the market
Fundraising | 30 Jun 2015
Chinese mobile game publisher iDreamSky Technology went public on NASDAQ in August 2014 after raising $116 million in its IPO. This windfall came with a price tag: the company paid $4.65 million in costs, most of it in accounting and legal expenses. A...
Exits | 30 Jun 2015
US venture capital firm Formation 8 is looking to raise a $400 million Asia fund to connect start-ups in the region with Silicon Valley.
Funds | 29 Jun 2015 |
A company owned by the Soetantyo family, which has extensive interests in Indonesia’s food sector, has agreed to buy North America-based Icicle Holdings from PE firm Paine & Partners.
Exits | 29 Jun 2015 |
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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