Japanese insurer Nippon Life has agreed to increase its stake in India's Reliance Capital Asset Management and could end up owning 49% of the company.
South Asia | 27 Nov 2014 |
Manpasand Beverages, the PE-backed drinks maker behind Mango Sip, is looking to raise as much as INR4 billion (INR64.6 million) through an India IPO.
South Asia | 27 Nov 2014 |
Asia special situations investor SSG Capital Partners has acquired a 49% stake in Asset Care & Reconstruction Enterprise (ACRE), which acquires distressed debts from Indian banks, for INR410 million ($6.6 million).
Distressed/Special Situations | 26 Nov 2014 |
Everstone Capital is currently raising its third fund, which will target India and Southeast Asia. Atul Kapur, the firm’s co-founder and managing partner, looks back on existing investments and offers insight into future ones
People | 26 Nov 2014
India’s young demographic and growing mobile adoption is an opportunity waiting to be tapped for early-stage investors. Industry incumbents are making the most of it, but there is room for more
Early stage | 26 Nov 2014 |
With investor sentiment in India’s public markets on a roll, a host of mid-market private equity firms are either in fundraising mode or about to enter it. For some managers, at least, it will be a difficult process
Fundraising | 26 Nov 2014 |
The India private equity buyout thesis is gathering momentum, with economic and generational factors swinging in the industry’s favor. GPs must convince LPs that they have the skills to execute this strategy
Buyouts | 26 Nov 2014 |
Exits have been the bane of Indian private equity, with many GPs struggling to monetize investments made before the global financial crisis. Optimism has returned to the country; so have exits. But will it last?
Exits | 26 Nov 2014 |
Indian private equity is, gradually, regaining favor with institutional investors. Further proof of this came at our recently concluded AVCJ Forum in Hong Kong, widely regarded as a bellwether for the Asian private equity industry. The usually – as...
South Asia | 26 Nov 2014
News Corp has paid $30 million for a 25% stake in the parent of PropTiger.com, an India-based online property marketing platform backed by SAIF Partners and Accel Partners.
Real estate | 25 Nov 2014 |
SAIF India has raised $350 million for its second fund since spinning out from SAIF Partners in 2011. The vehicle is oversubscribed and a final close is scheduled for early December.
Fundraising | 24 Nov 2014 |
Actis has exited it stake in India's Nigilri Dairy Farm , the business behind convenience store chain Nilgiri's, to Future Consumer Enterprise (FCEL), a retail unit of Kishore Biyani’s Future Group.
South Asia | 24 Nov 2014 |
Cyrus Driver has been named head of Asian private equity at Partners Group, replacing Andreas Baumann who has relocated to the US to head up the company’s business in the Americas.
People | 24 Nov 2014 |
Everstone Capital and US tech-focused investor Solmark have agreed to acquire a majority stake in Servion Global Solutions, an India-based customer interaction management (CIM) solutions provider, for INR4 billion ($65 million).
Technology | 21 Nov 2014 |
Zomato, a restaurant search service based in India, has raised a Series E round of funding worth $60 million from Vy Capital and existing backers Info Edge and Sequoia Capital.
South Asia | 20 Nov 2014 |
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As investor's confidence in the domestic economy is restored, Taiwan's private equity sector players are anticipating a long-awaited upswing in activity, especially with a more transparent and open regulatory environment to revive growth. Positive signals from the government include the new M&A regulation, which will add on protection of minority shareholders upon its launch. The National Development Fund has also injected billions of cash into local funds in an effort to support industrial innovation.
20 November 2014, The Westin Hotel, Taipei
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.
Discover what repercussions the latest political developments will have on the private equity industry, the outlook for the next wave of fundraising, where GPs expect to source exits and the best way forward for existing and potential investors.
2-3 December 2014, Taj Lands End Hotel, Mumbai