Hahn & Co has paid $190 million for a 57% stake in Woongjin Foods, Korea's third largest non-alcoholic beverage company and subsidiary of ailing conglomerate Woongjin Group.
Buyouts | 18 Dec 2013 |
EQT Partners has bought a majority stake in China F&B Group, the Chinese franchise operator of international restaurant chains Dairy Queen and Papa John’s Pizza, for an undisclosed sum. Global investors SEB private equity and Hong Kong-based General...
Greater China | 17 Dec 2013 |
Australian private equity firm Anacacia Capital has completed two new acquisitions in the health and education sectors: healthcare equipment manufacturer Oxford Group and Careers Training Group - formed as a merger between vocational training firms Selmar...
Australasia | 16 Dec 2013 |
PAG has invested $250m in theme park operator Universal Studios Japan (USJ). The firm will be joining Goldman Sachs, MBK Partners and Owl Creek as shareholders of the Company.
North Asia | 13 Dec 2013 |
Indian online lingerie retailer Zivame has received a round of Series B funding worth $6 million led by Unilazer Ventures. Existing backers IDG Ventures and Kalaari Capital Partners also participated.
South Asia | 12 Dec 2013 |
Quadrant Private Equity has acquired a majority stake in Zip Industries, an Australian developer of small-scale hot water systems capable of delivering boiling water instantly. Its signature product the Zip HydroTap is popular domestically and exported...
Buyouts | 11 Dec 2013 |
Singapore-based DSG Consumer Partners has invested an undisclosed sum for a minority stake in Tierra Food India.
South Asia | 11 Dec 2013 |
A recognized investor in fine foods, jewelry and ladies fashion, L Capital’s decision to back 2XU – an Australian manufacturer of compression sportswear – may seem a slight departure. In fact it could not have been a more perfect fit.
Expansion | 11 Dec 2013 |
Rocket Internet’s Southeast Asian online shopping mall, Lazada, has raised a $250 million round of funding from Tesco, Access Industries, and return backers Investment AB Kinnevik and Verlinvest.
Southeast Asia | 10 Dec 2013 |
Invus Group and Artal have bought a 43.5% stake in Indian processed foods company Capital Food for INR1.8 billion ($29.5 million) from Future Consumer Enterprises (FCEL), formerly known as Future Ventures.
South Asia | 10 Dec 2013 |
PE-backed Alibaba Group will invest a total of HK$2.8 billion ($360 million) in Haier Electronics Group, a Hong Kong-listed subsidiary of Chinese home appliance maker Haier Group, to expand its logistics and distribution network. Haier Electronics is...
Consumer | 10 Dec 2013 |
Tokio Marine Capital Partners has agreed to sell its 49.9% stake in luxury department store operator Barneys Japan to Seven & i Holdings, the parent of 7 Eleven convenience stores and department store operator Sogo & Seibu, for around JPY6 billion ($58...
North Asia | 05 Dec 2013 |
Shares in Australian electronics retailer Dick Smith Holdings, which is backed by Anchorage Capital Partners, gained 3.6% on their trading debut on Wednesday before settling back to A$2.20, the same as the IPO price. The offering earlier raised A$344.5...
Exits | 04 Dec 2013 |
Ride On Express, a Japanese food delivery franchise operator backed by Jafco Ventures, saw its stock open at JPY3105 per share - a 55% premium on the offering price - on its first day of trading. The company earlier raised JPY2.3 billion ($22 million)...
North Asia | 04 Dec 2013 |
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India's private equity industry is in a state of transition, and only funds that are nimble on their feet and adaptive will ultimately survive. Find out what you need to navigate India's changing landscape at the 14th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture India Forum on 5-6 December. Last year's Forum was attended by more than 250 top executives coming from 15 different countries and territories around the globe. Over 50 LPs joined the event, including dozens of foreign investors looking to increase their allocations to India or to invest in the country for the very first time. The conference featured in-depth analysis about India's private equity industry with sessions that covered topics ranging from confronting the difficult exit and fundraising environment, to understanding regulatory changes, to predicting where the industry will likely be in 2015.
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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.
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