IT infrastructure services provider NxtGen Technology has raised $13.5 million in Series B funding from International Finance Corporation (IFC), Axon Partners Group and Intel Capital.
South Asia | 02 Jul 2015 |
TA Associates will join India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA) to buy about 95% of Indian broadband service provider Atria Convergence Technologies (ACT). IVFA's India Value Fund III, ACT's current majority shareholder, will exit most of its stake and roll...
South Asia | 02 Jul 2015 |
The fact that the US needs to improve much of its public infrastructure is undisputed. But the fragmented nature of the market and politicization of deals still leave private investors frustrated
Infrastructure | 01 Jul 2015
Partners Group has led a A$450 million ($347 million) investment in Australia's Ararat Wind Farm project, alongside General Electric (GE), Renewable Energy Systems (RES), and Canadian pension fund OPTrust.
Australasia | 26 Jun 2015 |
Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) has re-upped in Indonesia-based distributed power specialist Maxpower Group, providing $60 million in equity and serving as joint lead arranger on a $222 million debt refinancing for the company.
Expansion | 25 Jun 2015 |
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has committed $35 million to infrastructure finance firm PTC India Financial Services (PFS).
South Asia | 18 Jun 2015 |
French cement maker Lafarge has agreed to buy back Baring Private Equity Asia's stake in its India division, Lafarge India, for EUR270 million ($304 million).
South Asia | 16 Jun 2015 |
When RRJ Capital first committed $250 million to Shanghai Yupei Group in April 2014, Temasek Holdings was its sole partner in the investment. The company had 16 warehouses with a total gross floor area of more than 1.4 million square meters and plans...
Industrials | 09 Jun 2015 |
RRJ Capital has re-upped in Chinese logistics player Shanghai Yupei Group, leading a consortium that has agreed to invest $250 million in the business.
Expansion | 08 Jun 2015 |
A group of Korean institutional investors led by a unit of KB Financial Group has awarded a North American infrastructure mandate worth $180 million to Fengate Capital Management.
LPs | 05 Jun 2015 |
Japan's Advantage Partners has exited GTA TeleGuam - the former state-owned telephone company based on the island of Guam - to Telkom Indonesia. The value of the transaction has not been disclosed.
Exits | 02 Jun 2015 |
Tales of large pension funds and sovereign wealth funds gathering in five-star hotels to map out their ultimate dominance of private equity are legion, if perhaps overblown.
Australasia | 27 May 2015
Australia-based QIC has teamed up with California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) to create a A$1 billion ($764 million) Asia-Pacific focused infrastructure partnership.
Australasia | 21 May 2015 |
International Finance Corporation (IFC) and its subsidiary IFC Asset Management (AMC) have invested $150 million in Hong Kong-listed gas supplier China Tian Lun Gas Holdings.
Infrastructure | 21 May 2015 |
A consortium led by Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets (MIRA) has agreed to buy Crown Castle International’s Australia telecom towers business for A$2 billion ($1.6 billion) in cash.
Infrastructure | 15 May 2015 |
Updating your subscription status
South Korea continues to solidify its position as a premier destination for Asian private equity and venture capital investments. In 2014, nearly US$11 billion was invested into South Korean companies with exits topping US$8 billion, the highest return figures in the last 10 years. It is easy to see why international and domestic GP's hold South Korea in high regard, being one of few Asian destinations where large leveraged buyouts are possible.
Venture capital is also gaining momentum as the Park Geun Hye-led government continues to advance on initiatives to promote innovation and foster SMEs. With capital inflows and creative input from local and international VCs, South Korea is living up to its reputation as a flourishing venture ecosystem as we witness the rise of angel consortia, accelerators, and local offices for established VC funds.
This intensive and highly focused event will provide front row seats into one of Asia's most vibrant private equity markets. Key players will share their views on private equity and venture capital in Korea, Asia and beyond.
15 September 2015, South Korea- Westin Chosun, Seoul
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
25-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo