Japan has seen 61 private equity secondary exits since 2011 – more than the combined total for the 10 years before that. This surge in activity can largely be traced back to buyouts from...
Exits | 01 Oct 2014 |
Japanese investor J-Star has exited Burn Holdings, a local repair business that primarily serves property developers, to Shinsei Corporate Investment and Creation Capital. The gross return multiple is said to be 8x.
Exits | 29 Sep 2014 |
Temasek Holdings-owned Pavilion Capital and Recruit Strategic Partners, the VC arm of Recruit Holdings, have led a Series B2 round of funding worth $6 million for Freee, a Tokyo-based provider of automated online accounting software.
Venture | 29 Sep 2014 |
Korea Investment Corporation’s (KIC) private equity investments more than doubled in size to $2.6 billion over the course of 2013 as total assets increased 27% year-on-year to reach $72 billion.
Performance | 25 Sep 2014 |
David Liu and Ming Lu have been appointed co-heads of Asia private equity at KKR as several members of the firm’s leadership team across the region assume additional responsibilities. Joe Bae remains head of KKR Asia and chairman of the regional investment...
People | 24 Sep 2014 |
Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) has led a $48 million joint investment in Mad for Garlic, a Korea-based Italian restaurant chain that has expanded into Southeast Asia.
Consumer | 24 Sep 2014 |
For the past 30 years Advantage Partners co-founder Richard Folsom has enjoyed a front-row seat on the inner workings Japan's corporate world - here he shares his insights.
People | 24 Sep 2014
Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Altos Ventures has reached a final close on its debut South Korea-focused fund at a hard cap of $60 million after eight months in the market.
North Asia | 22 Sep 2014 |
Nissay Capital and Mitsubishi UFJ Capital have joined Japanese education firm Benesse in investing JPY330 million ($3 million) in online learning platform Mana.bo.
North Asia | 22 Sep 2014 |
Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) and Walden International have agreed to set up a $150 million venture capital fund with South Korea’s Small and Medium Business Administration (SMBA).
Fundraising | 18 Sep 2014 |
More start-ups are tapping crowdfunding platforms for capital. How well prepared are Asian markets to accommodate the phenomenon and what does its emergence mean for venture capital investors?
Fundraising | 17 Sep 2014 |
KKR has agreed to buy Japanese electronics manufacturer Pioneer Corporation’s DJ equipment division for around JPY59 billion ($551 million). Pioneer will retain a minority interest in the business.
Buyouts | 16 Sep 2014 |
Baring Private Equity Asia has abandoned plans to acquire the audio-video operations of Japanese car electronics maker Pioneer Corp - alongside the company's rival Onkyo Corp - three months after reaching a basic agreement.
Technology | 15 Sep 2014 |
Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) and specialist maritime investor Tiger Group Investments have agreed to commit $95 million to Greathorse Chemical, which owns and operates a fleet of chemical tanker vessels.
Expansion | 15 Sep 2014 |
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With the empathic and historic victory of Narendra Modi at the recent elections in India, the market confidence has improved significantly. Until recently, India was mentioned in financial markets only in a negative light given the enormous potential and lack of delivery. Difficulties in exiting, arbitrary taxation and poor governance are just some of the chronic problems deterring investors.
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