South Korea is planning to relax restrictions concerning M&A transactions in a bid to encourage investment by private equity and strategic investors.
Buyouts | 07 Mar 2014 |
SoftBank Ventures Korea (SBVK), the corporate investment arm of the Japanese telecoms giant, has taken a 23% stake in Thai online video game operator Ini3 Digital. The financial terms were not dislosed.
North Asia | 05 Mar 2014 |
The Carlyle Group has agreed to buy fire safety and security systems provider Tyco International’s South Korean business for $1.93 billion. According to AVCJ Research, it is the largest-ever buyout in Korea by a global private equity firm.
Buyouts | 04 Mar 2014 |
Oak Capital has invested JPY500 million ($4.9 million) in JASDAQ-listed IT services firm Softfront, increasing its stake in the company to 20.8%.
North Asia | 04 Mar 2014 |
Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), has formed a partnership with Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) and Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) to jointly invest in infrastructure assets.
North Asia | 03 Mar 2014 |
Nissay Capital has invested JPY200 million ($1.9 million) in Sekaie, the Japanese e-commerce start-up behind home renovation services website Rinoko.
Early stage | 03 Mar 2014 |
The Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) has invested $4.7 million in Trigence Semiconductor, a developer of digital audio technology.
North Asia | 28 Feb 2014 |
The Carlyle Group has been selected as preferred bidder for Tyco International's South Korean security systems unit - ADT Caps
Technology | 26 Feb 2014 |
Cyberdyne, a Japanese robotics company that counts Jafco Ventures, Nissay Capital and the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) among its investors - has received approval for its Tokyo IPO.
Venture | 24 Feb 2014 |
The Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) has invested JPY900 million ($8.7 million) in New, a start-up that develops tools for creating motion comics.
North Asia | 21 Feb 2014 |
CyberAgent Ventures and Infinity Venture Partners have invested JPY550 million ($5.4 million) in Smart Education, a Tokyo-based developer of educational mobile apps for kids.
North Asia | 19 Feb 2014 |
Japan Asian Investment Corporation (JAIC) and Nippon Venture Capital have together led a $9.2 million Series D round of investment in Tokyo-based biotech firm Regimmune Corporation.
North Asia | 17 Feb 2014 |
Japanese incubator Digital Garage (DG) has invested $10 million in Betaworks, a New York-based early-stage tech investor. DG contributed $7.5 million to the round with the balance coming from a group of angel investors.
North Asia | 17 Feb 2014 |
IMM Private Equity has been selected as the preferred bidder for Hyundai Merchant Marine’s (HMM) liquefied natural gas (LNG) business in a deal worth KRW1.1 trillion ($1 billion). The announcement comes a few weeks after fellow South Korean GP Hahn...
Buyouts | 14 Feb 2014 |
500 Startups and existing investors Gree Ventures have together invested in Bukalapak, an Indonesian e-commerce marketplace, alongside two Japanese strategic investors: price comparison site Aucfan.com and digital marketing firm IREP.
Southeast Asia | 14 Feb 2014 |
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Join us at the 11th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Australia and New Zealand Forum on 5-7 March at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney to find out how funds of varying size are raising capital, sourcing deals and exits, as well as all you need to know to effectively navigate Australasia's changing alternative asset landscape.
After a decade-long mining boom the economy is experiencing a loss of momentum and the resulting deal flow reduction and lack of value in the market means GPs are chasing many of the same acquisition targets. That said, the exit market is recovering with both IPOs and M&A activity picking up, and an increase in LPs appetite for the asset class, and the recent government change means that the industry is cautiously optimistic for the future and expecting a rise in activity over the next 12 months.
5-7 March 2014, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney