Zodius Capital has led a $16 million Series C round for Indian mobile app developer and distributor AppsDaily, with participation by current investors Kalaari Capital, ru-Net Ventures and...
South Asia | 01 Apr 2015 |
Japanese e-commerce incubator Beenos has led a $2.5 million Series A round of funding for Southeast Asian flea market app Duriana. Existing investors also took part in the round.
Southeast Asia | 01 Apr 2015 |
Kalaari Capital and Mayfield have committed $3 million in Series B funding to Indian travel planning site TripHobo.
Consumer | 01 Apr 2015 |
Allegro Funds has agreed to buy a 100% stake in Australian railway company Great Southern Rail (GSR) from its UK parent Serco.
Australasia | 31 Mar 2015 |
Tiger Global has led a $30 million Series C round of funding for India LimeRoad, an online social discovery platform aimed at women. Lightspeed Venture Partners and Matrix Partners India also took part in the round.
Consumer | 31 Mar 2015 |
Australian sports apparel brand 2XU - which is 40%-owned by L Capital Asia, a PE firm backed by luxury goods conglomerate LVMH - is looking to go public in either Australia or New York with an IPO that could value the business north of A$600 million ($468...
Australasia | 27 Mar 2015 |
Indian fashion-centric social network Roposo has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Tiger Global.
South Asia | 27 Mar 2015 |
New Margin Ventures and Shenzhen Cowin Capital have committed RMB80 million ($13 million) in a Series B round of funding for Chunshuitang.com, a Chinese sex toy e-commerce site.
Greater China | 27 Mar 2015 |
ChinaEquity, a Beijing-based private bank engaging in PE and VC investments, has led a Series B round of funding for Juesheng.com, a Chinese education-focused online marketplace.
Greater China | 27 Mar 2015 |
Start Today - the Japanese start-up behind fashion site Zozotown - has acquired VC-backed e-commerce solution provider Aratana.
North Asia | 27 Mar 2015 |
Three private equity firms – TPG Capital, Actis and The Blackstone Group – are set for partial exits from their Indian investments as payment solutions provider AGS Transact Technologies and fragrances manufacturer S.H. Kelkar both filed for IPOs.
Exits | 27 Mar 2015 |
US investment firm Greenoaks Capital has led a INR1.5 billion ($24 million) investment in Oravel Stays, the start-up behind India-focused online budget hotel marketplace OyoRooms.com.
Technology | 26 Mar 2015 |
GGV Capital has added three Chinese firms to its internet of things (IoT) portfolio, increasing its total holdings in the sector to eight companies.
Consumer | 26 Mar 2015 |
Livesense - a Japanese internet company known for its flagship career search site Jobsense - has acquired a 71.7% stake in VC-backed e-commerce start-up Waja for JPY400 million ($3.3 million).
Exits | 26 Mar 2015 |
China's third-party online market hit RMB8.08 trillion ($1.3 trillion) by gross merchandise volume (GMV) last year. Alipay, Alibaba Group's payment platform, is the dominant player with a 49.6% share, according to consultancy iResearch. Tencent Holdings'...
Greater China | 25 Mar 2015 |
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
245-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo