Chinese outdoor advertising business Focus Media, which was taken private two years ago by a consortium of PE investors in conjunction with company management, will re-list in Shenzhen through...
Greater China | 22 May 2015 |
Yunfeng Capital and conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group have led a Series A round of funding worth RMB800 million ($129 million) for LeTV Sports, a Chinese sports channel.
Greater China | 14 May 2015 |
When Australian entrepreneur Melanie Perkins taught design in schools, she noticed that students struggled when using traditional software such as Adobe Photoshop and InDesign. Clearly there could be a simpler solution.
Venture | 12 May 2015 |
Primavera Capital has led a $50 million Series D round of funding for Miaozhen Systems, a Chinese third-party big data company that specializes in advertising services.
Greater China | 12 May 2015 |
NewMargin Ventures has led a $200 million Series B round for Panshi Information Technology, valuing the Chinese digital marketing platform at $1 billion.
Greater China | 05 May 2015 |
Canva, an Australian platform that allows amateur designers to create web graphics using drag-and-drop tools, has raised $6 million in a fresh round of funding led by existing investors Matrix Partners and Shasta Ventures.
Venture | 05 May 2015 |
Goldman Sachs has led the latest funding round for Rocket Internet's emerging markets-focused food delivery app FoodPanda, netting the company $100 million.
South Asia | 04 May 2015 |
Shares in Gunosy - a Japanese news app developer backed by the venture capital firm Jafco, telecoms company KDDI Corp. and B Dash Ventures - is up marginally on its IPO price after two days trading in Tokyo.
Technology | 30 Apr 2015 |
Indian property marketing platform PropTiger, which is backed by Accel Partners, Horizen Ventures and SAIF Partners, along with News Corp, has bought online property listing and classifieds website Makaan for an undisclosed amount.
South Asia | 30 Apr 2015 |
Price comparison portal BuyingIQ has been bought for an undisclosed sum by Girnar Software, parent company of auto marketplace CarDekho, which is supported by Hillhouse Capital and Sequoia Capital.
South Asia | 30 Apr 2015 |
Tracxn, an Indian data analytics firm that aims to be the "Gartner of start-ups," has raised a $3.5 million Series A round led by SAIF Partners.
South Asia | 29 Apr 2015 |
Beijing Weiying Times Technology, a Chinese online portal that sells movie tickets, has completed a Series B round of funding worth $105 million.
Greater China | 28 Apr 2015 |
Indian online insurance marketplace Coverfox has raised a INR750 million ($12 million) Series B round from existing investors Accel Partners and SAIF India.
South Asia | 27 Apr 2015 |
Mayfield has led a $15 million Series C round for Indian IT certification start-up Simplilearn, with participation from previous investors Kalaari Capital and Helion Venture Partners.
South Asia | 24 Apr 2015 |
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
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.
245-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo