Everstone Capital and US tech-focused investor Solmark have agreed to acquire a majority stake in Servion Global Solution, an India-based customer interaction management (CIM) solutions...
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 |
China has become the primary source of tourists to the Maldives. In the first six months of 2014, more than 170,000 Chinese travelers flocked to the islands, up 20% year-on-year. They accounted for nearly one in three visitors, according to the Maldives...
Consumer | 19 Nov 2014 |
International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank's investment arm, has led a $45 million round of investment in Indian broadband service provider Tikona Digital Networks.
Technology | 18 Nov 2014 |
Chinese private equity firm Sailing Capital has agreed to invest in luxury resort developer Soneva Group. It will support the expansion of a portfolio of properties in the Maldives.
Real estate | 17 Nov 2014 |
HomeShop18, an Indian television shopping network and online market place backed by SAIF Partners and OCP Asia, has abandoned plans for a US IPO.
South Asia | 17 Nov 2014 |
The priority when building a global company is creating quality, not necessarily expanding outside your local market, industry participants told the AVCJ Forum.
Greater China | 13 Nov 2014 |
Bain Capital has completed a second partial exit in five months from Indian motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotorCorp, raising INR24.5 billion ($400 million).
Exits | 10 Nov 2014 |
Forum Synergies has led a Series B round of funding worth INR300-500 million ($4.9-8.1 million) for CBazaar.in, an Indian online ethnic fashion retailer.
South Asia | 10 Nov 2014 |
A consortium led by TVS Capital Funds has agreed to buy a 25.64% stake in Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) for INR5.76 billion ($94 million) from Blackstone-backed Financial Technologies India (FTIL).
South Asia | 07 Nov 2014 |
The Securites and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), India's financial markets regulator, has proposed that Foreign Venture Capital Investors (FVCIs) be allowed to back Core Investment Companies (CICs) in the infrastructure space in a bid to encourage more...
South Asia | 06 Nov 2014 |
Asian private equity has, by some accounts, failed to meet LP expectations in terms of risk-adjusted returns. With GPs under pressure to show they can be company builders, is specialization the inevitable end game?
Investments | 05 Nov 2014 |
Pakistan online marketplace PakWheels.com has raised $3.5 million in funding from Malaysia-based venture capital fund Frontier Digital Ventures.
South Asia | 05 Nov 2014 |
Helion Venture Partners has provided INR350 million ($5.7 million) in a Series A round of funding for iD Fresh Foods, an Indian ready-to-cook packaged foods company.
Venture | 04 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