Tencent Holdings has agreed to take a 15% stake in JD.com, China’s second-largest B2C e-commerce platform - which is backed by several venture capital and private equity firms - for $214.7...
Greater China | 10 Mar 2014 |
TutorGroup, a China-based online education platform that recently raised $100 million in Series B funding, has added SBI Group as a strategic investor.
Greater China | 10 Mar 2014 |
The Carlyle Group is to invest INR2.5 billion ($40.9 million) in Credo Brands Marketing, the company behind Indian casual wear brand Mufit.
South Asia | 07 Mar 2014 |
Saama Capital was one of a group of VCs that backed Indian online jewelry store Bluestone.com in early 2012. It is a vertical play in the country's e-commerce industry - targeting a particular market segment - and this might ordinarily have been a turn...
Technology | 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 |
Chinese conglomerate Fosun International has acquired a 20.45% stake in Beijing Sanyuan Foods, a dairy products producer, for RMB$2 billion ($325 million).
Greater China | 04 Mar 2014 |
Tarena International, a Chinese IT training services provider that counts Goldman Sachs, IDG Capital Partners and Jafco among its investors, is seeking to raise up to $100 million through a NASDAQ IPO.
Exits | 03 Mar 2014 |
Boqii.com, a Chinese social network and e-commerce platform for pet owners, has secured $25 million in Series B funding from an undisclosed US-based investment firm, with participation from existing backer Goldman Sachs.
Greater China | 03 Mar 2014 |
Nissay Capital has invested JPY200 million ($1.9 million) in Sekaie, the Japanese e-commerce start-up behind home renovation services website Rinoko.
Early stage | 03 Mar 2014 |
India mid-market private equity firm ASK Pravi Capital Advisors has invested INR500 million ($8 million) in children's clothing manufacturer Indian Clothing League.
Consumer | 28 Feb 2014 |
Sunfonda Group Holdings, the second largest luxury auto dealer in China - and a Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) portfolio company - plans to raise up to HK$683 million ($88 million) through a Hong Kong IPO.
Greater China | 28 Feb 2014 |
Food Runner, a Singapore-based food delivery company backed by Digital Media Partners, has acquired Philippines counterpart City Delivery.
Venture | 28 Feb 2014 |
Haichang Holdings, a Chinese theme park and property developer backed by Hony Capital and Orix Corp, is seeking to raise up to HK$2.68 billion ($345 million) through a Hong Kong IPO.
Exits | 28 Feb 2014 |
Indian online marketplace Snapdeal has raised a new round of funding worth $133.8 million led by eBay. It comes less than a year after the US e-commerce giant led a $50 million Series C round for the company.
Venture | 27 Feb 2014 |
Tencent Holdings has paid an undisclosed sum for a 20% stake in Dianping, a VC-backed online listings provider best known as one of China’s most popular sites for restaurant reviews. The deal comes as China’s internet giants continue to broaden their...
Greater China | 20 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