Rakuten Ventures, a corporate VC arm of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, has led a $10 million Series A round for PocketMath, a Singapore-based mobile advertising platform.
Southeast Asia | 25 Nov 2014 |
Jakarta-based VC firm Convergence Accel has launched a $25 million debut fund that will invest in Indonesian early-stage technology companies.
Southeast 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 |
A consortium led by Southeast Asia-focused GP Navis Capital Partners has acquired MFS Technology, a Singapore-based developer of rigid and flexible printed electronic circuits, for $95 million.
Technology | 20 Nov 2014 |
Investors see great potential in Asia’s private debt markets, but some GPs and LPs’ attitudes towards downside protection and enforceability keep them out of emerging markets
Financing | 19 Nov 2014 |
Alibaba Group’s online payment platform Alipay and IPV Capital have invested $12 million in a Series B round for V-key, a Singapore and US-based start-up specializing in mobile security and cryptography.
Greater China | 18 Nov 2014 |
RRJ Capital has agreed to invest $1 billion in convertible notes issued by Cheniere Energy, a US-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer.
PIPEs | 14 Nov 2014 |
GIC Private has agreed to pay PHP17.6 billion ($391 million) for a 9.64% stake in Emperador (EMP), a Philippines-based liquor producer. Its parent is Alliance Global, a conglomerate controlled by local businessman Andrew Tan.
PIPEs | 10 Nov 2014 |
The Abraaj Group has acquired a majority stake in the Wine Connection Group, a Southeast Asia-focused food and beverage chain.
Consumer | 07 Nov 2014 |
Singapore-based private equity investor Hera Capital has committed an additional $2 million in a Series B round of funding for Cashcashpinoy, a Philippines-based online shopping platform.
Southeast Asia | 06 Nov 2014 |
Malaysian telecom conglomerate Axiata Group has partnered with Malaysia Venture Capital Management (Mavcap) to set up a MYR100 million ($30 million) VC fund to invest in Malaysia’s digital services companies.
Southeast Asia | 06 Nov 2014 |
Innovation hubs have traditionally been defined by the size of their immediately addressable market. But with better access to capital, information and technology, some Asian jurisdictions are going global
Venture | 05 Nov 2014 |
Long a feature of the developed markets private equity, succession-planning opportunities are beginning to pop up in emerging Asia. Regardless of geography, convincing a founder to sell his business is a challenge
Buyouts | 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 |
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
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The market is relatively optimistic as a new government that is viewed favourable to a balanced investment arena is introduced and we see an increase in deal activity. The hopes for a flourishing PE market amid the euphoria of 2012 has not yet been realised but the potential is still present and now may well be the time for the country to take off in its own right and increase its reputation as THE hot market in Southeast Asia.
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