Along with conveyer belt sushi and lively karaoke nights, the hot spring visit is a uniquely Japanese pastime popular with both locals and, increasingly, those who visit the country.
North Asia | 04 Mar 2015 |
KV Asia Capital has invested in Aalst Chocolate, a Singapore-based manufacturer of premium chocolate. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Southeast Asia | 03 Mar 2015 |
Chinese online marketplace 58.com, a VC-backed classifieds website along the lines of Craigslist, has acquired Anjuke, an online real estate listing platform, for about $267 million.
Greater China | 03 Mar 2015 |
KKR has completed its acquisition of Japanese electronics manufacturer Pioneer Corporation's DJ equipment division - Pioneer DJ.
Buyouts | 02 Mar 2015 |
Lightspeed China Partners has committed $12 million to Yikuaixiu.com, a Beijing-based automotive after-sales service platform, in a Series A round of funding.
Greater China | 02 Mar 2015 |
Indian food ordering service TinyOwl has managed to raise a $16 million Series B round of funding led by Matrix Partners. Existing investors Sequoia Capital and Nexus Venture Partners also took part.
South Asia | 27 Feb 2015 |
Shanghai Yuyuto Entertainment Facilities, a Chinese company that operates children’s entertainment and retail facilities in shopping malls, has secured RMB200 million ($32 million) in a new round of funding from Fortune Venture Capital, Shenzhen Cowin...
Greater China | 27 Feb 2015 |
CLSA Capital Partners has invested $10 million in Nobel Hygiene Private, an Indian manufacturer of diapers for adults and babies
South Asia | 26 Feb 2015 |
Southeast Asia and India-focused GP Creador has acquired a minority stake in PC Jeweller, a publicly-listed Indian jewellery retail chain, for INR1.35 billion ($21.7 million).
South Asia | 25 Feb 2015 |
Gaja Capital, and existing investor DSG Consumer Partners, have together invested INR360 million ($6 million) in Indian frozen food manufacturer Bakers Circle.
Consumer | 25 Feb 2015 |
Sequoia Capital has led a $4.5 million Series A round of funding for HomeLane, a Bangalore-based interior design company, with participation from Aarin Capital.
South Asia | 25 Feb 2015 |
Bain Capital has launched a takeover bid for Tokyo-listed Yukiguni Maitake, a troubled Japanese mushroom producer, for as much JPY9.5 billion ($79.1 million).
Buyout | 24 Feb 2015 |
SAIF Partners and Fulcrum Ventures have taken part in a $3 million Series A round of funding for NoBroker, a Bangalore-based peer-to-peer (P2P) property listings site for renting homes.
South Asia | 24 Feb 2015 |
Indian fashion discovery and shopping app Wooplr has managed to raise $5 million in a Series A round of funding led by Helion Venture Partners.
Technology | 23 Feb 2015 |
Helijia, a Chinese mobile app for booking manicure appointments, has raised a $50 million Series C round of funding from several venture capital investors, valuing the start-up at approximately $300 million.
Greater China | 18 Feb 2015 |
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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.
4-6 March 2015, The Westin, Sydney
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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.
24 March 2015, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta