Pacific Equity Partners (PEP), currently Australia’s largest domestic buyout player, plans to raise an infrastructure fund with a view to applying operational knowhow from private equity to investments in a different asset class.
Energy storage has the potential to benefit Asia’s renewable power developers and traditional utilities, but regulatory obstacles must be removed first. PE can help the industry over its current hurdles
Australian institutional investors are responding to rising valuations in the core infrastructure space by moving up the risk curve into more opportunistic assets – and domestic pricing pressure is also expected to lead to higher emerging markets allocations.
Singapore-based Armstrong Asset Management has secured a first exit from its Southeast Asia-focused cleantech fund, selling its entire stake in six solar projects controlled by Thailand’s Symbior Solar Siam.
IDFC Alternatives has exited its remaining stake in Indian wind and solar power producer Sembcorp Green Infra (SGI) to Singapore-based Sembcorp Utilities for INR14.1 billion ($220 million).
Coopers Gap Wind Farm, a power facility under construction in Australia, has been acquired by the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF), a renewable energy-focused vehicle backed by QIC and Australia’s Future Fund.
Asia’s booming online economies have created unprecedented demand for data center services, but private equity investors still must determine the best way to approach the industry
Soracom, a Japanese internet of things (IoT) communications platform that has several VC backers, will be acquired by domestic telecom operator KDDI Corporation.
Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Tennenbaum Capital Partners have acquired Conergy Asia & ME, the Singapore-based Asia Pacific branch of global solar power developer Conergy.
IDFC Alternatives has acquired a portfolio of solar power assets in India from US-based renewable energy developer First Solar Group.
Infrastructure specialist I Squared Capital has agreed to buy the fixed-line telecom business of Hong Kong’s Hutchison Telecommunications, which is controlled by billionaire Li Ka-shing, for approximately HK$14.5 billion ($1.85 billion).
Korean conglomerate SK Group has agreed to invest KRW372 billion ($334 million) in pan-Asian logistics player e-Shang Redwood (ESR), valuing the private equity-backed business at approximately $2.8 billion.
Asia Pacific Data Centre Trust (APDC), a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns three data centers in Australia, has received a second takeover bid from existing shareholder NextDC.
Despite growing investment opportunities, LPs are still skeptical about renewable energy in Southeast Asia. Development and operating platforms may be the way to break the stalemate
Australian property funds manager 360 Capital is seeking to acquire Asia Pacific Data Centre Trust (APDC), a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns three data centers in Australia.
Indian rooftop solar panel company CleanMax Solar is looking to expand its geographic footprint and operational range on the back of a fresh commitment of $100 million from Warburg Pincus. The Middle East and energy storage will be initial focus areas
Renewable energy has a way to go before it represents a consistent source of investment opportunities in Asia despite a strong push in recent years, investors told the Infrastructure Investors Forum.
Singapore-listed warehouse operator Global Logistic Properties (GLP) has accepted a buyout offer from a consortium including Hopu Investment and Hillhouse Capital that values the company at S$15.9 billion ($11.5 billion).
Warburg Pincus has committed $100 million to CleanMax Solar, an Indian rooftop solar panel company backed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Bessemer Venture Partners.
Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar are among the last frontier markets in Asia but well positioned to benefit from accelerating interest in the ASEAN region. Private equity success will require a nimble approach
Affinity Equity Partners has submitted a bid to buy Australian high-speed broadband internet provider Vocus Group for about A$2.2 billion ($1.6 billion), matching an offer made by KKR.
Eastspring Investments, an Asia-focused asset management business of Prudential, will invest $500 million in an emerging markets infrastructure development program managed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Online energy trading platform India Energy Exchange (IEX) has filed for an IPO, providing a partial exit for several private equity backers.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, is considering an investment of up to $100 million in Chinese water treatment firm Penyao Environmental Protection.