Enechange, which manages an energy price comparison site aimed at Japanese customers, has raised JPY500 million ($4.4 million) from Opt Ventures and IMJ Investment Partners.
Tokio Marine Capital has reached a second close of JPY41.7 billion ($363 million) on its latest Japan mid-market fund. The full target is JPY50 billion.
Japan-based Polaris Capital has sold its 100% stake in domestic electronics supplier Clean Surface Technology (CST) to coal mining company Mitsui Matsushima for JPY4 billion ($35 million).
KKR has launched its second tender offer in two months for a Japanese listed company, submitting a bid for Hitachi Koki that values the power tools manufacturer at JPY147.1 billion ($1.28 billion).
The Carlyle Group has promoted Sunil Kaul (pictured), who leads buyout operations in Southeast Asia, from managing director to partner. His is one of 62 senior promotions announced by the firm, of which 15 are Asia-based professionals.
Changes in the market and turnover in the team notwithstanding, Axiom Asia secured $1 billion for a fourth fund much like its previous three: a co-mingled fund-of-funds that offers exposure to hard-to-access GPs
Korea Teachers’ Pension has appointed David Park, formerly CIO of Allianz Life Insurance Korea, as its new chief investment officer. His two-year term began on January 2.
Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics has launched a $150 million global venture capital fund via its US-based incubation and acceleration unit.
Israeli venture capital firm Yozma Group has agreed to invest KRW50 billion ($41.4 million) in Korean biotechnology and healthcare start-ups, starting in the first half of 2017.
Keen to leverage growth in fast-casual dining, The Longreach Group realized a rare inroad into Japan’s chain restaurant space by pairing Wendy’s with local operator First Kitchen
Vertical integration and growing interest in Korean media assets enabled Affinity Equity Partners to secure a strong return on Loen Entertainment, far quicker than anticipated
Japanese glass, ceramic and chemicals maker AGC Asahi Glass has paid JPY60 billion ($510 million) for CMC Biologics, a Denmark-based biopharmaceutical manufacturer backed by several private equity firms.
A consortium led by KTB Private Equity and Q Capital Partners has agreed to sell Korea-based logistics provider Dongwu Express to local conglomerate Dongwon Group for KRW420 billion ($354 million).
South Korean beauty products e-commerce company Memebox has raised another $60 million in an extended Series C round of funding.
Japanese employment services company Outsourcing has agreed to acquire German jobs portal operator Orizon, providing an exit for UK-based private equity firm Silverfleet Capital.
Hahn & Co. is continuing its consolidation efforts in Korea’s cement industry, having teamed up with listed Ssangyong Cement – in which it holds a controlling stake – to bid for industry rival Hyundai Cement.
Cassia Investments has supported Japanese clothing maker Evisu Group's $40 million buy-back of its China retail and franchising rights.
The Longreach Group bought Primo Japan last year to bring its bridal jewelry focus region-wide. China expansion is the first step toward the company’s Asian leadership
From LPs looking for realizations from GPs as well as paper gains, to the factors contributing to more buyout opportunities in China, industry participants give their perspectives on the year to come
Infrastructure and late-stage technology among the few investment bright spots; renminbi vehicles dominate the fundraising landscape; public market instability undermines exit plans
Japanese venture capital firm Global Brain has launched its sixth fund, targeting JPY20 billion ($174 million), which will be deployed in domestic technology companies.
South Korean conglomerates Hyosung Corporation and SK Group have both entered the bidding for Daesung Industrial Gases, an industrial gas maker controlled by a Goldman Sachs-led consortium.
Polaris Capital has agreed to sell SWP Holdings, a Japanese salon and sports club operator it acquired in 2013, to department store group Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings (IMH) for an undisclosed sum.
Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) has agreed to sell Japanese internet service provider Biglobe to KDDI Group for approximately JPY80 billion ($699 million), nearly three years after it carved out the asset from NEC.