Dagong Europe Credit Rating, a joint venture between Beijing-based Dagong Global Credit Rating and Mandarin Capital Partners, has won approval from the European Securities and Markets Authority...
Greater China | 10 Jun 2013 |
DBS Group has extended the deadline for it to secure majority control of Indonesia’s Bank Danamon by two months to August 1. The bank wants to acquire the 67.4% stake in Danamon owned by Temasek Holdings – also DBS’ controlling shareholder – with...
Financials | 04 Jun 2013 |
Cerberus Capital Management has raised its stake in Japan's Seibu Holdings to 35.48%, giving it enough control to block resolutions by management. However, the New York-headquartered firm fell short of its goal of buying 44.7% of the Japanese rail and...
North Asia | 03 Jun 2013 |
International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, has increased its stake in Mongolia's TenGer Financial Group (TFG) to 19% for an undisclosed amount.
Central Asia | 30 May 2013 |
Goldman Sachs has toppled The Carlyle Group at the top of China’s exit rankings, with $9.85 billion in proceeds generated from its investment in Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) against an initial commitment of $2.58 billion.
Exits | 29 May 2013 |
For all the foreign strategic interest in Indonesia’s financial services sector, most deals are thwarted due to a huge gap in price expectations. PE investors are steering clear of the mainstream and looking for niche value
Southeast Asia | 29 May 2013 |
China’s Suzhou Industrial Park Kaida Venture Capital has invested in VTL Associates, a Philadelphia-based financial consulting firm that develops equity and fixed income indexes.
Greater China | 27 May 2013 |
Japanese financial services group Orix Corp. has agreed to buy a 16% stake in Mongolia financial group TenGer Financial Group (TFG) for approximately $24 million
Central Asia | 27 May 2013 |
MBK Partners, Tongyang Life Insurance and Kyobo Life Insurance have made separate bids for a controlling stake in ING Groep’s South Korean insurance business. The stake was valued at approximately $2.1 billion last year, when KB Financial Group was...
North Asia | 27 May 2013 |
DBS Group Holdings has won approval to buy a 40% stake in Indonesian mid-sized lender Bank Danamon for $2.75 billion from Singapore state investor Temasek. It will be the biggest acquisition in the country's history.
Southeast Asia | 22 May 2013 |
With investment opportunities in China's traditional banking and insurance industries limited, private equity firms are looking to niche financial services. What have they found in the shadows?
Technology | 22 May 2013 |
Goldman Sachs has sold its remaining stake in Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the nation's largest lender, for around $1.1 billion - seven years after its first investment.
Buyout | 21 May 2013 |
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. (SMBC) is paying a princely sum for a slice of Indonesia's financial services sector. The price-to-book (P/B) valuation of the $1.56 billion it has agreed to pay for a 40% stake in Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional (BTPN)...
North Asia | 15 May 2013
Mainstream GPs in Asia are becoming more open to investments based on debt rather than equity, addressing entrepreneurs' reluctance to give up stakes in their businesses. How significant is the opportunity?
Financials | 15 May 2013 |
Bain Capital-owned accounting software firm MYOB has agreed to buy BankLink, an accounting services provider, from New Zealand-based Media Transfer Services. The private equity firm will contribute NZ$61 million ($50.6 million) in equity funding to support...
Buyouts | 14 May 2013 |
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