IMM Private Equity has closed its third Korea-focused fund at approximately KRW1.25 trillion ($1.15 billion), having seen an uptick in foreign investor participation compared to the previous vehicle.
With Japan's demographic crisis promising more labor shortages, CLSA Capital Partners hopes to ride a coming wave of growth in the staffing services industry
Several Korean private equity investors are poised to make a partial exit as Acushnet Holdings, owner of the Titleist and FootJoy golf brands, set a target of $463.9 million for its US IPO.
When VIG Partners acquired Korea-based Samyang Optics, the company was a camera lens manufacturer with untapped potential. It is now looking to challenge the global elite
South Korea’s Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA) has allocated $120 million to US mezzanine funds managed by Crescent Capital Group, Falcon Investment Advisors and GoldPoint Partners.
Kuo-Chan Kung, partner and head of Greater China at MBK Partners – and a member of the original team that spun out from The Carlyle Group in 2005 – is leaving the firm.
Gong Cha Korea, the Unison Capital-backed franchise of the global bubble tea franchise Gong Cha, will take a controlling stake in the Taiwan-based parent company.
Korea's ageing population means greater demand for funeral services and smaller household sizes suggest a growing need for support to pay for them. In Good Sangjo, VIG Partners believes it has a business that can capitalize on these trends
CLSA Capital Partners has acquired Japanese business process outsourcing (BPO) company Outsourcing Investments (OSI).
Viva Republica's payments app is said to be the fastest-growing of its kind globally, but the company is now looking to expand into other geographies and other areas of financial services
Baring Private Equity Asia has acquired TA Associates’ remaining stake in Cath Kidston, taking control of the UK lifestyle retailer.
Japan’s Genuine Startups and US design company Ideo have launched a Tokyo-based venture capital unit that will invest in domestic early-stage companies with plans for international expansion.
VIG Partners has reached a first close of $480 million on its third Korea-focused fund. The GP, which was formerly known as Vogo Investment, is expected to reach its target of $600 million by the end of the year.
The Longreach Group has agreed to Nippon Outsourcing Corporation, a business process outsourcing (BPO) subsidiary of Olympus Corporation. The transaction size was not disclosed.
J-Star will take control of Japanese aged care provider Live Cross through a bolt-on acquisition by the firm’s existing portfolio company Kairos Tokyo.
VIG Partners – formerly known as Vogo Investment – has secured the first investment from its third fund with an agreement to buy a controlling stake in Good Sangjo, a Korean funeral services provider, for KRW65 billion ($58.6 million).
Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) has committed up to JPY10.4 billion ($102.6 million) to funds managed by domestic VC firms MedVenture Partners and Universal Materials Incubator.
Eight Roads Ventures Japan has led a JPY1.2 billion ($11.8 million) investment in Toreta, a Tokyo-based reservation and customer management platform aimed at restaurants.
Ant Capital Partners has acquired Japan-based Sojitz Cosmetics for an undisclosed sum. The business will be renamed Kagayaku Cosmetics.
Glenwood Private Equity and NH Private Equity have agreed to sell Korean consumer appliances manufacturer Tongyang Magic to SK Networks for KRW619 billion ($561 million).
Goodwater Capital and Qualcomm Ventures have led a $23.7 million Series B funding round for South Korean financial technology provider Viva Republica.
Baroque Japan, an apparel business majority-owned by CDH Investments and Chinese women’s shoe retailer Belle International, is seeking to raise around JPY30.86 billion ($307 million) through a Tokyo IPO.
SK Networks is on pole position to acquire Tongyang Magic, a Korean consumer appliances manufacturer owned by Glenwood Private Equity and NH Private Equity, after being named preferred bidder.
ISigma, a mid-size buyout firm controlled by Japanese trading and investment conglomerate Marubeni, has agreed to sell domestic automotive industry supplier Iino Manufacturing for JPY10 billion ($99.4 million).