Indian non-banking financial company (NBFC) Capital First is raising INR1.78 billion via preferential allotment of shares to existing investors Warburg Pincus and HDFC Standard Life Insurance....
South Asia | 05 Mar 2014 |
China’s National Council for Social Security Fund (NSSF) will commit about $19.8 million as a cornerstone investor in Poly Culture’s HK$2.57 billion ($331 million) Hong Kong IPO.
Greater China | 25 Feb 2014 |
Ventech Capital, a France-based VC firm, has provided a Series A round of funding for Beijing-based peer-to-peer (P2P) online lending platform Jimubox.com. Transaction details were not disclosed but the investment is worth about $10 million.
Greater China | 25 Feb 2014 |
International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of World Bank, is investing INR3.15 billion ($50.7 million) in non-banking finance company (NBFC) Cholamandalam Investment & Finance (CIF).
South Asia | 25 Feb 2014 |
International finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, has committed around $91 million in three PE-backed non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) in India: Magma Fincorp, Bandhan Financial Services and Au Financiers.
Financials | 21 Feb 2014 |
Quadrant Private Equity has agreed to sell Seniors Money International’s (SMI) New Zealand and Australian home equity release mortgage businesses to New Zealand’s Heartland Bank for NZ$87 million ($72.8 million).
Exits | 17 Feb 2014 |
Japanese incubator Digital Garage (DG) has invested $10 million in Betaworks, a New York-based early-stage tech investor. DG contributed $7.5 million to the round with the balance coming from a group of angel investors.
North Asia | 17 Feb 2014 |
Private equity impact investments in India totaled $390 million across 80 deals last year – comprising 23% of all PE transactions in the country - says Bangalore-based financial advisor Unitus Capital.
South Asia | 14 Feb 2014 |
GE Capital and SAC Capital will exit Taiwan’s Cosmos Bank to domestic financial services conglomerate China Development Financial Holding Corp. The announcement of the NT$23.1 billion ($762.4 million) deal, which was priced below market value, saw Cosmos...
Financials | 12 Feb 2014 |
Mswipe Technologies, a Mumbai-based mobile payment services provider, has raised a Series B round of funding led by existing investor Matrix Partners India. Axis Bank and DSG Consumer Partners also participated.
South Asia | 04 Feb 2014 |
A group of around 20 investors are said to be preparing to submit first-round offers for a minority stake worth $2 billion in China Huarong Asset Management ahead of the non-performing loan (NPL) manager’s IPO.
Financials | 27 Jan 2014 |
Luminor Capital, a Singapore-based private equity firm, has invested CHF5.5 million ($6.1 million)in Switzerland's Next Generation Finance Invest (NGFI).
Technology | 24 Jan 2014 |
Hong Kong-based investing and trading firm SC Lowy has teamed up with a South Korean private equity fund known as Yuil PE to buy Shinmin Savings Bank. The institution’s name will change to Choeun Mutual Savings Bank.
Financials | 22 Jan 2014 |
Hao Capital has made another partial exit from electronic payment systems provider Pax Technology, selling a 15.1% equity stake for around $80 million through a block trade. The private equity firm has now realized $100 million on an original investment...
Exits | 20 Jan 2014 |
Sequoia Capital has led a $13 million round of investment in Indian financial services portal BankBazaar.com. Walden International, which invested $6 million in the company in 2011, also participated in the round.
South Asia | 14 Jan 2014 |
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Join us at the 11th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Australia and New Zealand Forum on 5-7 March at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney to find out how funds of varying size are raising capital, sourcing deals and exits, as well as all you need to know to effectively navigate Australasia's changing alternative asset landscape.
After a decade-long mining boom the economy is experiencing a loss of momentum and the resulting deal flow reduction and lack of value in the market means GPs are chasing many of the same acquisition targets. That said, the exit market is recovering with both IPOs and M&A activity picking up, and an increase in LPs appetite for the asset class, and the recent government change means that the industry is cautiously optimistic for the future and expecting a rise in activity over the next 12 months.
5-7 March 2014, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney