China-focused GP Hony Capital is seeing more buyout opportunities involving healthcare and restaurant chains and it has created two sector-focused operational teams to consolidate these...
Greater China | 31 Oct 2014 |
Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) and Unitas Capital have agreed a private settlement with Asahi over the sale of Independent Liquor that means the dispute will not proceed to trial.
Exits | 31 Oct 2014 |
Southeast Asia-focused media company Catcha Group has launched a venture capital unit that will invest in new media, technology and mobile businesses throughout the region.
Technology | 30 Oct 2014 |
Guangdong Highsun Group, Chinese property developer and chemicals producer, is launching a RMB1.5 billion ($245 million) PE fund that will invest in entertainment and internet-related assets.
Fundraising | 30 Oct 2014 |
India taxi-booking app Ola has raised $210 million in a Series D round of funding led by SoftBank. Existing investors Tiger Global, Matrix Partners India and Steadview Capital also participated.
Venture | 29 Oct 2014 |
Japanese tech giant SoftBank Group has agreed to invest $627 million in Indian e-commerce site Snapdeal, bringing the start-up's total funding to more than $1 billion.
Technology | 29 Oct 2014 |
Softbank's first investment in Alibaba Group came 14 years ago. The initial $20 million was followed by around $80 million more, and by the time of Chinese e-commerce giant's IPO earlier this year, the Japanese tech firm held a 32.4% stake. This holding...
Consumer | 29 Oct 2014 |
Driven by strong demand from consumers underserved by traditional payment channels, VC and strategic investors are increasingly active in Southeast Asia mobile payment. It is too early to identify winners.
Financials | 29 Oct 2014 |
Indian theme park operator Adlabs Entertainment has raised INR500 million ($8.18 million) in a pre-IPO round of investment from NYLIM Jacob Ballas India, a vehicle co-owned by New York Life Insurance Company and Jacob Ballas Capital.
South Asia | 28 Oct 2014 |
Orchid Asia has taken a minority stake in Shanghai La Chapelle, a PE-backed ladies apparel manufacturer that listed in Hong Kong last month, for HK$122 million ($16 million).
Greater China | 27 Oct 2014 |
Vertex Venture, an investment unit of Temasek Holdings, has led a Series B round for Ayibang, a Chinese housekeeping service booking app, with participation from Shunwei Capital Partners and Ceyuan Ventures.
Greater China | 27 Oct 2014 |
Koudai Gouwu, a Chinese mobile shopping portal, has raised a $350 million Series C round of funding led by Tencent Holdings and Tiger Global. H Capital, VY Capital and DST Advisors also participated.
Greater China | 24 Oct 2014 |
SoftBank will lead a $100 million round of funding for Tokopedia, an Indonesian online marketplace. Sequoia Capital will also participate alongside existing investor SB Pan Asia Fund.
Technology | 23 Oct 2014 |
The Philippines has emerged from relative obscurity to become private equity’s latest nascent consumer play in Southeast Asia. Deal flow is slow and uncertain as investors get to grips with the opportunity.
Southeast Asia | 22 Oct 2014 |
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With the empathic and historic victory of Narendra Modi at the recent elections in India, the market confidence has improved significantly. Until recently, India was mentioned in financial markets only in a negative light given the enormous potential and lack of delivery. Difficulties in exiting, arbitrary taxation and poor governance are just some of the chronic problems deterring investors.
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