Shareholders have rejected a $339 million offer - supported by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) - to take US-listed Chinese animal and plant feed maker Yongye International private....
Greater China | 06 Mar 2014 |
KKR has further bolstered its energy and infrastructure presence in Asia, appointing Tony Schultz as managing director in Sydney and relocating Ash Upadhyaya -a director with KKR's energy and infrastructure team in the US - to Singapore.
People | 06 Mar 2014 |
Intrepid Mines was left with choice: continue to participate in the Tujuh Bukit copper-gold project in Indonesia as a minority investor, or sell up. It wasn't a choice the Australian resources company had envisaged making when it agreed to assume control...
Southeast Asia | 05 Mar 2014 |
The Anywhere Group (TAG), an Australian provider of temporary accommodation for the mining sector, has gone into administration owing Singapore-based PE firm Crest Capital Asia A$9.5 million ($8.4 million).
Australasia | 27 Feb 2014 |
South and Southeast Asia-focused mid-market GP Creador has increased its investment in Indian tile maker Somany Ceramics to $10 million via a secondary market transaction.
South Asia | 27 Feb 2014 |
CDH Investments will acquire a 20% stake in Eastern Dragon project, a gold reserve base owned by Canadian miner Eldorado Gold Corporation, for $40 million in cash.
Greater China | 25 Feb 2014 |
Asia and Middle East-focused private equity firm Samena Capital has bought a 10.29% stake in Mahindra Two Wheelers, a scooter business controlled by Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group, from Kinetic Engineering.
Expansion | 25 Feb 2014 |
Kendall Court has acquired Intrepid Mines’ interest in the Tujuh Bukit copper-gold project in Indonesia for $80 million, ending the Australia-listed resources company’s long-running ownership dispute over the asset.
Regulation | 25 Feb 2014 |
Two Quadrant Private Equity portfolio companies - Burson Auto Parts and iSentia - are said to be on course for IPOs.
Australasia | 21 Feb 2014 |
The term "real assets" doesn't generally conjure up images of almonds. And these assets aren’t widely available. California, Spain and Australia account for around 80% of a global almond market set to be worth $5 billion in 2013.
Industrials | 19 Feb 2014 |
Australia-listed engineering firm UGL is weighing offers for its property service unit DTZ, just over two years after it bought the UK business from administrators in a GBP77.5 million (A$129.5 million) deal.
Australasia | 18 Feb 2014 |
IMM Private Equity has been selected as the preferred bidder for Hyundai Merchant Marine’s (HMM) liquefied natural gas (LNG) business in a deal worth KRW1.1 trillion ($1 billion). The announcement comes a few weeks after fellow South Korean GP Hahn...
Buyouts | 14 Feb 2014 |
Throughout last year's election campaign, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott pledged to repeal the country’s carbon tax on taking office. Five months on, he has yet to do it and the debate rumbles on as to whether the drop in emissions – 0.3% for...
Exits | 12 Feb 2014 |
Infinity Group, the Israel-based PE firm created by China Development Bank and local conglomerate IDB Group, has teamed up with oil technology firm Glori Energy to acquire oil-producing assets in Texas from Petro-Hunt for $40 million.
Greater China | 07 Feb 2014 |
KKR has agreed to provide $100 million in long-term financing to Avantha Group in order to help the Indian conglomerate pay down debt and continue investing in its businesses. The capital will come from KKR India Financial Services, the private equity...
South Asia | 07 Feb 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