KKR has further bolstered its energy and infrastructure presence in Asia, appointing Tony Schultz as managing director in Sydney and relocating Ash Upadhyaya -a director with KKR's energy...
People | 06 Mar 2014 |
SoftBank Ventures Korea (SBVK), the corporate investment arm of the Japanese telecoms giant, has taken a 23% stake in Thai online video game operator Ini3 Digital. The financial terms were not dislosed.
North Asia | 05 Mar 2014 |
Intrepid Mines was left with choice: continue to participate in the Tujuh Bukit copper-gold project in Indonesia as a minority investor, or sell up. It wasn't a choice the Australian resources company had envisaged making when it agreed to assume control...
Southeast Asia | 05 Mar 2014 |
CVC Capital Partners has raised IDR2.49 trillion ($215 million) by trimming its stake in Indonesian retailer Matahari Department Store. This follows a $1.3 billion share sale last year by the PE firm and its local partner, the Riady family’s Lippo Group....
Exits | 04 Mar 2014 |
Food Runner, a Singapore-based food delivery company backed by Digital Media Partners, has acquired Philippines counterpart City Delivery.
Venture | 28 Feb 2014 |
Tradeshift, a start-up which provides businesses with free payment management tools, has raised $75 million from Singapore-based Scentan Ventures.
Venture | 26 Feb 2014 |
Baring Private Equity Asia has sold its 41.65% stake in air freight and passenger services provider Cardig Aero Services (CAS) to Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS) for IDR1.1 billion ($93.5 million). The PE firm invested approximately $41 million...
Exits | 25 Feb 2014 |
Kendall Court has acquired Intrepid Mines’ interest in the Tujuh Bukit copper-gold project in Indonesia for $80 million, ending the Australia-listed resources company’s long-running ownership dispute over the asset.
Regulation | 25 Feb 2014 |
International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, plans to invest $25 million in Olympus Capital Asia’s latest pan-regional environment fund. The vehicle has a target size of $300 million.
Fundraising | 24 Feb 2014 |
Jungle Ventures has led a S$1.5 million ($1.2 million) round of funding for Crayong Data, a Singapore-based big data start-up, with participation from Spring Seeds Capital.
Southeast Asia | 20 Feb 2014 |
Fund administrators are seeing increased demand from GPs for back office services in Singapore. Hong Kong isn’t the definitive loser, but the territory’s lack of tax and regulatory certainty for PE is a factor
Advisory | 19 Feb 2014 |
Fosun Group, China’s largest privately-owned conglomerate, has committed RMB210.5 million ($35 million) to Malaysia’s Secret Recipe, becoming the second-largest shareholder in the restaurant chain.
Greater China | 18 Feb 2014 |
500 Startups and existing investors Gree Ventures have together invested in Bukalapak, an Indonesian e-commerce marketplace, alongside two Japanese strategic investors: price comparison site Aucfan.com and digital marketing firm IREP.
Southeast Asia | 14 Feb 2014 |
Navis Capital Partners will complete fundraising for its seventh Asia vehicle next week with up to $1.3 billion in commitments from LPs. Work will then begin on a shariah-compliant parallel fund, which is expected to close in June, taking the final total...
Fundraising | 06 Feb 2014 |
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Join us at the 11th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Australia and New Zealand Forum on 5-7 March at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney to find out how funds of varying size are raising capital, sourcing deals and exits, as well as all you need to know to effectively navigate Australasia's changing alternative asset landscape.
After a decade-long mining boom the economy is experiencing a loss of momentum and the resulting deal flow reduction and lack of value in the market means GPs are chasing many of the same acquisition targets. That said, the exit market is recovering with both IPOs and M&A activity picking up, and an increase in LPs appetite for the asset class, and the recent government change means that the industry is cautiously optimistic for the future and expecting a rise in activity over the next 12 months.
5-7 March 2014, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney