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Expansion | 28 Jan 2015 |
SoftBank has laid down a marker in Asia’s technology space over the past six months, investing nearly $2 billion and promising much more. What does this say about the Japanese giant’s broader ambitions?
North Asia | 28 Jan 2015 |
Education-focused Indian GP Kaizen Private Equity has made a $4.1 million Series A investment in video learning platform Impartus Innovations.
South Asia | 26 Jan 2015 |
Saltside Technologies, which operates online classifieds platforms in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Ghana, has received a $40 million round of funding led by Chinese investor Hillhouse Capital.
Technology | 26 Jan 2015 |
Suzlon Energy, an India-headquartered wind-turbine manufacturer, has sold its German subsidiary - Senvion - to Centerbridge Partners in EUR1 billion ($1.16 billion) deal.
Cleantech | 23 Jan 2015 |
The Blackstone Group has agreed to sell its entire stake in Indian auto parts maker Agile Electric Sub Assembly to Japan's Igarashi Electric Works (IEW), and Indian boutique investment bank MAPE Advisory Group, in a $106.4 million deal.
South Asia | 23 Jan 2015 |
Goldman Sachs has led a $56 million round of funding for Antuit, a Singapore-headquartered big data analytics start-up. Zodius Capital, which provided seed funding for the company in 2013, also participated.
Technology | 23 Jan 2015 |
Singapore's Temasek Holdings has agreed to acquire the India venture debt unit of NASDAQ-listed financial services company SVB Financial Group for INR2.8 billion ($45 million).
South Asia | 22 Jan 2015 |
In November it was revealed that Kotak Mahindra Bank - India's fourth largest private lender - would acquire its smaller rival, Bangalore-based retail bank ING Vysya, in an all-stock deal at a valuation of $2.4 billion.
South Asia | 21 Jan 2015 |
Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and Singapore-based Velos Partners have committed $11 million in Series B funding to Indian babywear and kidswear retailer Hopscotch.
Venture | 21 Jan 2015 |
PremjiInvest has led a Series C round of funding for Amagi Media Labs, a Bangalore-based firm that facilitates targeted television advertising based on geography.
South Asia | 20 Jan 2015 |
Temasek Holdings - an investment arm of the Singapore government - has acquired a 17.74% stake in Global Health, which operates the Mendanta super specialty hospital in Gurgaon, India.
Healthcare | 20 Jan 2015 |
India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA) has completed a partial exit from Mahindra CIE Automotive, selling a third of its stake for about INR1.3 billion ($21 million).
South Asia | 19 Jan 2015 |
Tiger Global has a led a $100 million Series C round of funding for Clues Network, the US parent of Indian e-commerce platform ShopClues.
Venture | 19 Jan 2015 |
Multiples Alternative Asset Management has made a INR1.9 billion partial exit from Indian non-banking financial company Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company (CIF).
Exits | 15 Jan 2015 |
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
4-6 March 2015, The Westin, Sydney
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The market is relatively optimistic as a new government that is viewed favourable to a balanced investment arena is introduced and we see an increase in deal activity. The hopes for a flourishing PE market amid the euphoria of 2012 has not yet been realised but the potential is still present and now may well be the time for the country to take off in its own right and increase its reputation as THE hot market in Southeast Asia.
24 March 2015, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta