Australian vacuum and cleaning products retailer Godfreys Group, which was acquired by Unitas Capital and Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) and then taken over by creditors after running into...
Exits | 28 Nov 2014 |
Tsinghua Holdings Capital, a private equity fund ultimately controlled by an investment arm of Beijing's Tsinghua University, has acquired Hong Kong-based private jet company Sino Jet Management.
Greater China | 28 Nov 2014 |
Capital Today, DST Advisors and Hillhouse Capital Management will sell more shares in Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com through a follow-on offering.
Exits | 27 Nov 2014 |
Manpasand Beverages, the PE-backed drinks maker behind Mango Sip, is looking to raise as much as INR4 billion (INR64.6 million) through an India IPO.
South Asia | 27 Nov 2014 |
A Goldman Sachs-led consortium has invested KRW40 billion ($36 million) in Woowa Brothers Corp, owner and operator of Baedal Minjok, South Korea’s leading digital food-ordering platform.
Expansion | 27 Nov 2014 |
Fosun Capital and Nanjing Sinolife United have formed a joint venture to acquire Good Health Products, a New Zealand-based nutritional supplements maker and distributor, for NZ$23.37 million ($18 million).
Greater China | 25 Nov 2014 |
The Public Safety Personnel Retirement System of the State of Arizona (Arizona PSPRS) has committed $40 million to Trustbridge Partners’ fifth China-focused fund.
Fundraising | 24 Nov 2014 |
Actis has exited it stake in India's Nigilri Dairy Farm , the business behind convenience store chain Nilgiri's, to Future Consumer Enterprise (FCEL), a retail unit of Kishore Biyani’s Future Group.
South Asia | 24 Nov 2014 |
Affinity Equity Partners will exit Australian deli meats producer Primo Group after Brazilian food processing giant JBS agreed to buy the business for A$1.45 billion ($1.25 billion).
Exits | 21 Nov 2014 |
Zomato, a restaurant search service based in India, has raised a Series E round of funding worth $60 million from Vy Capital and existing backers Info Edge and Sequoia Capital.
South Asia | 20 Nov 2014 |
Chinese smart phone maker Xiaomi and Shunwei Capital – a VC firm set up by Xiaomi co-founder and super angel investor Lei Jun – will invest $300 million in iQiyi, a video platform owned by Baidu.
Technology | 20 Nov 2014 |
SoftBank Capital, Telstra Ventures and American Express have led a Series D round of funding worth $50 million for Bigcommerce, an Australian e-commerce platform with a strong presence in the US. Existing investors General Catalyst and Revolution Growth...
Technology | 20 Nov 2014 |
Japanese electronics retailer Nojima has agreed to acquire a 100% stake in mobile phone retailer ITX from Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) for JPY51.3 billion ($433 million).
North Asia | 20 Nov 2014 |
EHi Car Services, a Shanghai-based car rental company backed by a string of VC investors, has raised $120 million through an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Technology | 19 Nov 2014 |
Quadrant Private Equity will exit as much as half of its stake in Estia Health as the Australian aged care provider seeks to raise up to A$834 million ($726 million) through an IPO. The private equity firm bought the business in October 2013.
Exits | 19 Nov 2014 |
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As investor's confidence in the domestic economy is restored, Taiwan's private equity sector players are anticipating a long-awaited upswing in activity, especially with a more transparent and open regulatory environment to revive growth. Positive signals from the government include the new M&A regulation, which will add on protection of minority shareholders upon its launch. The National Development Fund has also injected billions of cash into local funds in an effort to support industrial innovation.
20 November 2014, The Westin Hotel, Taipei
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.
Discover what repercussions the latest political developments will have on the private equity industry, the outlook for the next wave of fundraising, where GPs expect to source exits and the best way forward for existing and potential investors.
2-3 December 2014, Taj Lands End Hotel, Mumbai