The Carlyle Group has agreed to sell its majority stake in Taiwan broadcaster Eastern Broadcasting (EBC) to Dan Mintz, CEO of US-based media company DMG Entertainment.
Exits | 23 Nov 2015 |
Kalaari Capital has invested $4 million in Indian internet news and media outlet and production company ScoopWhoop.
South Asia | 20 Nov 2015 |
Wepiao, a Chinese mobile app specializing in movie ticket sales, has completed a Series C round of funding worth RMB1.5 billion ($234 million) led by the government-backed Beijing Cultural Assets Chinese Film & Television Fund.
Greater China | 18 Nov 2015 |
Providence Equity Partners has paid INR2.4 billion ($36.4 million) for a 6.35% stake in Indian cable TV operator Hathway Cable and Datacom held by Macquarie Bank.
South Asia | 16 Nov 2015 |
Appier, a Taipei-based company that applies artificial intelligence and machine-learning technology to advertising, gets $23 million in Series B funding
Venture | 11 Nov 2015
KKR teams up with The Chernin Group to create Emerald Media, a growth investment platform dedicated to Asia's media and entertainment industry
Media | 11 Nov 2015
Alibaba Group has agreed to acquire US-listed Chinese online video platform Youku Tudou in an all-cash deal that values the company at approximately $4.8 billion.
Greater China | 09 Nov 2015 |
Having paid $1.3 billion for the broadcasting rights to domestic Chinese football, CMC Capital Partners is targeting better players, better production standards and broader market appeal
Media | 04 Nov 2015
KKR has committed $300 million to a Emerald Media, an investment platform that will target media and entertainment opportunities across Asia. The Chernin Group is participating as a minority co-investor in the deal.
Media | 03 Nov 2015 |
Oriza Holdings, Tencent Holdings and Alibaba Group have jointly committed RMB10 billion ($1.6 billion) to CMC Holdings, a new investment platform launched by Ruigang Li, founder of Chinese media-focused private equity firm CMC Capital Partners.
Greater China | 02 Nov 2015 |
Jafco, TBS Innovation Partners and strategic investors iStyle and Excite Japan have invested JPY800 million ($6.6 million) in Open8, a Tokyo-based start-up that a video ad platform targeted at women.
North Asia | 30 Oct 2015 |
CMC Capital Partners, a China-focused PE firm that specializes in media and entertainment investments, has agreed an RMB8 billion ($1.3 billion) deal to broadcast matches in China’s domestic football league.
Greater China | 29 Oct 2015 |
EDBI, the corporate investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board, has joined a Series C round of funding for US-based online education provider Coursera.
Southeast Asia | 29 Oct 2015 |
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