Country fund stars, China VCs make their mark on fundraising; the trade sale spike won't be sustained and the IPO surge may falter too; South Korean buyouts continue to create headlines
Fundraising | 16 Apr 2014 |
Tokyo-based technology investor Inspire Corp. has partnered with Malaysian asset manager Permodalan Nasional to form Japan's first Sharia-compliant PE fund targeting Malaysian businesses.
North Asia | 15 Apr 2014 |
Jafco Ventures has reached a final close on its latest global fund at $260 million for its latest global fund. The vehicle, which was originally targeting $250 million, is the largest the firm has ever raised.
Venture | 14 Apr 2014 |
Cerberus Capital Management pulled out of the Tokyo IPO of Japanese railway and hotel operator Seibu Holdings after the conglomerate slashed the estimated price of the offering by as much as a third.
Real estate | 10 Apr 2014 |
Japanese VC firm B Dash Ventures has invested an undisclosed sum in Iemo, an interior design-focused photo site.
North Asia | 10 Apr 2014 |
State-backed Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) has sold a 5% stake in UK offshore energy services provider Seajacks to its Japanese co-owner Marubeni Corporation.
North Asia | 09 Apr 2014 |
Investors are concerned about the potential repercussions for the economy – and their portfolio companies – of Japan’s staged consumer tax hike. Could it really derail the country’s fragile recovery?
North Asia | 09 Apr 2014 |
Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) has exited electrical component manufacturer Yutaka Electric to GlassOne, a manufacturer of touch screen panels for tablets and smart phones.
North Asia | 08 Apr 2014 |
Hon Hai Precision Industry, a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer best known as Foxconn, is said to be in talks with MBK Partners to buy China Network Systems (CNS).
Greater China | 08 Apr 2014 |
Siguler Guff has raised around $650 million for its third BRIC opportunities fund. The total includes three separate accounts for large institutions.
Fundraising | 02 Apr 2014 |
KKR and Affinity Equity Partners have completed their exit of Korea's Oriental Brewery (OB) to previous owner Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) for $5.8 billion.
Consumer | 02 Apr 2014 |
KKR has completed the acquisition of an 80% stake in Panasonic Healthcare, its biggest buyout in Japan to date. According to a source familiar with the situation, operations unit KKR Capstone is already working with the company and a number of bolt-on...
Healthcare | 01 Apr 2014 |
LeapFrog Investments, a US-based specialist investor in financial services in growth markets, has invested $29 million in Indian non-banking finance company (NBFC) IFMR Capital.
North Asia | 01 Apr 2014 |
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