Cafe Coffee Day, an Indian coffee shop and restaurant chain backed by KKR, New Silk Route Partners (NSR) and Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE), is seeking to raise up to INR11.5 billion ($180 million) through an India IPO.
Exits | 29 Jun 2015 |
A company owned by the Soetantyo family, which has extensive interests in Indonesia’s food sector, has agreed to buy North America-based Icicle Holdings from PE firm Paine & Partners.
Exits | 29 Jun 2015 |
Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) has committed $52 million to Crystal Jade Group Holdings, a food and beverage conglomerate owned by L Capital Asia.
Greater China | 25 Jun 2015 |
Alibaba Group and its financial affiliate Ant Financial plan to invest nearly $1 billion in a joint venture that will tap into China’s local online-to-offline (O2O) services market, initially focusing on the food and beverage segment.
Greater China | 24 Jun 2015 |
Matrix Cellular, an Indian telecommunications company that caters to people traveling abroad, has filed for an IPO. This would allow a partial exit for private equity backer CX Partners.
Exits | 24 Jun 2015 |
Treebo, an Indian online budget hotel chain, has raised a $6 million Series A round led by Matrix Partners India and SAIF Partners.
South Asia | 24 Jun 2015 |
By undercutting its competition, massage salon Riraku was able access a broader segment of the domestic market. But achieving growth on a national scale required support from Advantage Partners
Buyouts | 24 Jun 2015 |
When it comes to using technology to disrupt China’s auto industry, private equity and venture capital funding appears to have targeted almost every corner of the space.
Venture | 24 Jun 2015 |
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has permitted foreign investors to fully own and operate e-commerce companies operating within the country.
Greater China | 22 Jun 2015 |
Farmlink, which operates a digital platform through which small and medium-sized restaurants in China can order food supplies, has received a $30 million in Series B funding led by listings and group-buying specialist Dianping.
Consumer | 18 Jun 2015 |
Chinese internet security software provider Qihoo 360 Technology has received a take-private offer from its chairman and CEO, plus CITIC Securities, China Renaissance Holdings and Sequoia Capital.
Buyouts | 18 Jun 2015 |
Japan’s gradual economic recovery could deliver a wealth of new opportunities in the consumer space. But to realize true value, private equity firms must look deeper, or in certain cases, further
Consumer | 17 Jun 2015 |
Japan's Polaris Capital has acquired massage salon chain Factory Japan Group (FJG) for an undisclosed sum. The investment was made via Polaris Private Equity Fund III.
North Asia | 15 Jun 2015 |
European GP Nordic Capital has acquired Max-Inf, a Chinese manufacturer of children's car seats, to complement its existing portfolio investment in UK child safety products firm Britax.
Europe | 15 Jun 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.
25-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo