The Securities Commission of Malaysia (SC) has announced six registered crowd equity platforms that will be allowed to raise capital for small businesses and start-ups.
Southeast Asia | 12 Jun 2015 |
Quadria Capital, the Singapore and India-based private equity firm, has reached a final close on its maiden healthcare fund at $304 million.
Fundraising | 10 Jun 2015 |
Manila customer support outsourcing start-up TaskUs has received a $15 million series A round from the Philippines-based Navegar Fund.
Southeast Asia | 10 Jun 2015 |
Singapore online property portal PropertyGuru has raised S$175 million ($129 million) from TPG Capital, Australia's Square Peg Capital, and Indonesian media company Emtek Group.
Southeast Asia | 09 Jun 2015 |
Sandiaga Uno, one of the founding partners at Indonesia-focused GP Saratoga Capital, is scaling back his formal corporate roles with a view to launching a career in politics.
People | 05 Jun 2015 |
Ku Dé Ta Group, the Singapore luxury restaurant and club chain controlled by L Capital Asia, has has re-branded as Ce La Vi after losing a legal battle over naming rights.
Consumer | 05 Jun 2015 |
Singapore-based GP Tembusu Partners has invested in local energy efficiency services start-up Barghest Building Performance (BBP), providing a "seven-figure" mezzanine commitment.
Southeast Asia | 04 Jun 2015 |
Malaysian confectionary manufacturer Cocoaland Holdings, which has been targeted by Navis Capital Partners and EQT Partners, has received a buyout offer from a consortium including Hong Kong investment company First Pacific.
Buyouts | 04 Jun 2015 |
CreoPop, a Singapore start-up which has developed a pen that enables objects to be drawn in 3D, has received seed funding from Wavemaker Partners and the Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF).
Early stage | 04 Jun 2015 |
Companies want to keep tabs on technological innovation in order to stay relevant in their industries by nurturing Asia’s tech start-ups. However, there is no uniform approach to corporate venture capital
Venture | 03 Jun 2015 |
Avago Technologies, a Singapore-incorporated chip maker backed by Silver Lake Partners, has agreed to buy its NASDAQ-listed rival Broadcom Corp. for $37 billion in cash and stock.
Buyouts | 29 May 2015 |
Navis Capital Partners wanted to let the management of Golden Foods Siam off the leash. Six years in, initiatives are taking wing and the company has established itself as Thailand's third-largest chicken producer
Southeast Asia | 27 May 2015 |
Saratoga Capital is focusing on infrastructure opportunities in Indonesia with a particular emphasis on power and telecommunications, according to Sandiaga Uno, one of the firm’s founding partners.
Southeast Asia | 27 May 2015 |
Malaysian confectionary manufacturer Cocoaland Holdings has rejected a takeover bid from Navis Capital Partners that valued the company at MYR377.5 million ($104 million).
Buyouts | 26 May 2015 |
Australia-based Private Equity Gateway Group (PEGG) has invested in U&Me Communication, a subsidiary of Malaysia’s OM Technology that has developed a mobile messaging platform.
Venture | 20 May 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
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
25-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo