Comcast Corp. has agreed to pay JPY183 billion ($1.5 billion) for a 51% stake in Universal Studios Japan (USJ), a theme park operator controlled by MBK Partners, Goldman Sachs, PAG, and US hedge fund Owl Creek Asset Management.
Exits | 29 Sep 2015 |
Standard Chartered Private Equity has paid INR1.5 billion ($22.9 million) for a 9.74% stake in India's Prime Focus, a publicly listed company that provides creative and technical services to the visual entertainment industry. The purchase raises its stake...
South Asia | 25 Sep 2015 |
FountainVest Partners and CMC Capital Partners plan to make partial exits from IMAX China as the movie theater operator looks to raise as much as $276 million in a Hong Kong IPO.
Exits | 24 Sep 2015 |
Jaunt, a US-based start-up that develops virtual reality (VR) technology, has received a $65 million Series C round of funding led by Walt Disney, media-focused PE firm China Media Capital (CMC), TPG Growth, Evolution Media Partners and Participant Media.
Greater China | 23 Sep 2015 |
Media-focused private equity firm China Media Capital (CMC) and Warner Brothers Entertainment will form a joint venture to produce Chinese language films.
Greater China | 21 Sep 2015 |
Alibaba Group has set up sports unit alongside Chinese internet company Sina Corporation and Yungfeng Capital, a PE firm backed by Alibaba founder Jack Ma.
Greater China | 09 Sep 2015 |
Warburg Pincus has led a $45 million Series C round of funding for Capillary Technologies, an Indian cloud-based software provider that focuses on customer relationship management (CRM) solutions.
Venture | 04 Sep 2015 |
China’s largest cinema operator Wanda Cinemas has acquired a 20% stake in Mtime Holdings, a Chinese online movie ticketing platform backed by several VC investors.
Greater China | 02 Sep 2015 |
Private equity-backed Focus Media has found a new shell company – Shenzhen-listed communications equipment manufacturer Hedy Holdings – for its backdoor listing.
Greater China | 01 Sep 2015 |
VC-backed digital media firm Komli Media has agreed to merge its India business with that of industry peer SVG Media. This follows the sale of Komli’s Southeast Asia unit to Malaysia-based Axiata Group.
Media | 28 Aug 2015 |
Times Internet, an Indian internet and mobile service provider that has backed several local start-ups, has joined a $49.5 million first close of a Series C round for US-based online education provider Coursera.
South Asia | 26 Aug 2015 |
Indian tech business news website YourStory has raised a Series A round led by Kalaari Capital, with participation from Qualcomm Ventures, Ratan Tata and T.V. Mohandas Pai.
South Asia | 18 Aug 2015 |
Whaley Technology, a smart TV maker founded by Chinese media mogul Ruigang Li, has raised RMB2 billion ($313 million) in funding from Li’s media-focused fund CMC Capital Partners, Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings.
Greater China | 17 Aug 2015 |
Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture, a Chinese animation and entertainment firm, has agreed to acquire online comics platform U17.com for RMB904 million ($141 million), paving an exit for several VC backers including Northern Light Venture Capital (NLVC).
Greater China | 14 Aug 2015 |
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