CDC Group, the UK development finance institution (DFI), has committed $25 million to Indian railway freight handler Pristine Logistics.
Infrastructure | 30 Jan 2015 |
RRJ Capital and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have agreed to subscribe to S$113.5 million ($85 million) in new shares issued by China Everbright Water, a Singapore-listed environmental protection and alternative energy business.
PIPEs | 21 Jan 2015 |
3i Infrastructure, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and Star Capital Partners have agreed to sell Eversholt Rail Group, one of the UK’s three major rolling stock operators, to a consortium led by Hong Kong-based Cheung Kong Infrastructure (CKI)...
Exits | 21 Jan 2015 |
EIG Global Energy Partners has hired Yangyang Liu, formerly of China Investment Corporation (CIC) as managing director in its recently-established Hong Kong office.
People | 12 Jan 2015 |
New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZ Super) and infrastructure investor Infratil have bought retirement village operator RetireAustralia for A$640.2 million ($521 million) from J.P. Morgan Special Opportunities Group and Morgan Stanley Real Estate.
Buyouts | 02 Jan 2015 |
Capital Dynamics has closed its clean energy and infrastructure direct investment fund at $462.5 million, with one fifth of the contributions coming from Asian investors.
Fundraising | 24 Dec 2014 |
After a mixed 2013, Asian private equity has enjoyed an impressive 2014. But what do the next 12 months have in store? Here are some ideas…
Fundraising | 17 Dec 2014
IDFC and the Russia Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) will together invest $1 billion in infrastructure and related industries with a view to accelerating economic cooperation between Russia and India.
Infrastructure | 12 Dec 2014 |
I Squared Capital, a PE firm set up by former executives of Morgan Stanley’s infrastructure investment unit, has agreed to buy a toll road in northwestern India from Malaysia-based IJM Corp.
Infrastructure | 09 Dec 2014 |
Sadbhav Infrastructure Project (SIP), an Indian road and highways project developer, is looking to raise at least INR6 billion ($97 million) through an IPO, providing a partial exit for PE backers Xander and Norwest Venture Partners.
South Asia | 08 Dec 2014 |
The Securites and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), India's financial markets regulator, has proposed that Foreign Venture Capital Investors (FVCIs) be allowed to back Core Investment Companies (CICs) in the infrastructure space in a bid to encourage more...
South Asia | 06 Nov 2014 |
LPs are seeking to boost their exposure to Asian infrastructure through direct investment, either independently or alongside GPs. In a highly varied regional market, there is no one-size-fits-all approach
South Asia | 29 Oct 2014 |
IDFC Alternatives has reached a final close on its second Indian core infrastructure fund of $900 million. LPs have also pledged significant additional capital for co-investment opportunities.
Fundraising | 10 Oct 2014 |
A consortium featuring Partners Group and a string of strategic investors has won the tender to operate Sydney’s North West Rail Link, Australia’s largest public transport infrastructure project and one of the biggest public-private partnerships (PPP)...
Infrastructure | 22 Sep 2014 |
KKR has agreed to invest INR10 billion ($164 million) in ailing Indian infrastructure conglomerate GMR Holdings (GMR), the parent of GMR Infrastructure (GIL), via a structured credit facility.
South Asia | 17 Sep 2014 |
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
4-6 March 2015, The Westin, Sydney
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The market is relatively optimistic as a new government that is viewed favourable to a balanced investment arena is introduced and we see an increase in deal activity. The hopes for a flourishing PE market amid the euphoria of 2012 has not yet been realised but the potential is still present and now may well be the time for the country to take off in its own right and increase its reputation as THE hot market in Southeast Asia.
24 March 2015, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta