Navis Capital Partners sold ECO Industrial Environmental Engineering, a Singapore-based hazardous waste management firm, to Beijing Capital Group (BCG) for S$246 million ($179 million)
Southeast Asia | 03 Aug 2015 |
GIC Private’s PE allocation remained static at 9% last year as the Singapore sovereign wealth fund posted a 20-year annualized return of 4.9% for the 12 months ended March 2015, up from 4.1% in 2014.
Southeast Asia | 30 Jul 2015 |
Singapore-based Golden Gate Ventures has reached a first close of $35 million on its second Southeast Asia-focused fund, Golden Gate Ventures Fund II.
Southeast Asia | 29 Jul 2015 |
The old proverb is that necessity is the mother of invention, but in an age of robotics it seems that simple inconvenience is enough to give birth to the next great innovation. Such is the case with the Rotimatic, a “robot” invented specifically to...
Southeast Asia | 29 Jul 2015
The competitive environment for private equity deals in Asia is less intense than at any time in the last 10 years as players investing before the global financial crisis have pared back their activity, says Kyle Shaw, founder and managing director at...
Buyouts | 24 Jul 2015 |
Singapore-based Jungle Ventures has appointed David Gowdey, previously of TPG Capital’s growth investment unit, as a managing partner.
People | 24 Jul 2015 |
Singapore-based Giosis, which manages e-commerce site Qoo10, has raised $82.1 million in a Series A round led by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).
Southeast Asia | 23 Jul 2015 |
Digital networks are remaking communication patterns across the world; where people living abroad once relied on postal services and analog telephone lines, now their loved ones are just an instant message away.
Southeast Asia | 22 Jul 2015
Singapore's government-sponsored investment fund Temasek Holdings and United Overseas Bank (UOB) have agreed to form a joint vehicle which will offer $500 million in venture debt financing to start-ups in China, India and Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asia | 22 Jul 2015 |
Malaysian online fitness platform KFit has raised $3.25 million in a funding round led by Sequoia Capital.
Southeast Asia | 22 Jul 2015 |
PE and VC firms should think more carefully about how they can add value to portfolio companies, using their board representation as a tool for constructive guidance as much as oversight, industry participants told the AVCJ Singapore Forum.
Expansion | 21 Jul 2015 |
KKR has completed its second social enterprise assistance project alongside Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) and its non-profit sister organization Shujog, providing support to Glovax Biotech, which sells affordable vaccines to low to middle income...
Southeast Asia | 21 Jul 2015 |
Southeast Asia will see more mid-market buyout opportunities, industry participants told the AVCJ Singapore Forum, although the onus remains on GPs to forge partnerships with entrepreneurs.
Southeast Asia | 20 Jul 2015 |
Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC Private has acquired a 35% stake in Brazil's Via Parque Shopping, a mall in Rio de Janeiro, for $41.89 million from developer Aliansce Shopping Centers.
Southeast Asia | 17 Jul 2015 |
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South Korea continues to solidify its position as a premier destination for Asian private equity and venture capital investments. In 2014, nearly US$11 billion was invested into South Korean companies with exits topping US$8 billion, the highest return figures in the last 10 years. It is easy to see why international and domestic GP's hold South Korea in high regard, being one of few Asian destinations where large leveraged buyouts are possible.
Venture capital is also gaining momentum as the Park Geun Hye-led government continues to advance on initiatives to promote innovation and foster SMEs. With capital inflows and creative input from local and international VCs, South Korea is living up to its reputation as a flourishing venture ecosystem as we witness the rise of angel consortia, accelerators, and local offices for established VC funds.
This intensive and highly focused event will provide front row seats into one of Asia's most vibrant private equity markets. Key players will share their views on private equity and venture capital in Korea, Asia and beyond.
15 September 2015, South Korea- Westin Chosun, Seoul