Yao Ming-backed PE firm will grow the reach of kickboxing by emphasizing similarities to Chinese fighting styles
FountainVest Partners has closed its third China-focused fund at the hard cap of $2.1 billion after approximately six months in the market
The Taiwan government has declined to approve the acquisition of cable television provider China Network Systems (CNS) by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) and Far EasTone Telecommunications, asking the National Communications Commission (NCC)...
Yao Capital, an investment firm co-founded by Chinese former NBA star Yao Ming, has invested in Singapore-based kickboxing programmer Glory Sports International. The deal includes a joint venture that will promote the sport in China.
Jianlin Wang, chairman of Dalian Wanda Group, has set his sights on buying one of Hollywood's six major studios. The rationale is sound but a strategy of incremental acquisitions might work better
In acquiring a controlling stake in Shanghai Film Art Academy, the IDG-Everbright M&A Investment Fund is looking to support the next generation of Chinese filmmakers
Prime Focus Technology develops systems that ease the burden on media providers struggling with the demands of a digital age. New investor Ambit Pragma will help the company expand its reach
Singapore-headquartered mobile internet and gaming platform Garena has raised a fresh round of funding from a unit of Temasek Holdings, Indonesia's Global Digital Prima (GDP) Venture, and Japanese impact investor Mistletoe.
China Everbright (CEL) and IDG Capital Partners have acquired a controlling stake in the Shanghai Film Art Academy for an undisclosed sum.
Indian mid-market PE firm Ambit Pragma has invested in Prime Focus Technology (PFT), a subsidiary of Indian media services company Prime Focus.
Driven by the popularity of music, TV dramas and beauty products, Korea’s cultural cachet has never been stronger. PE and strategic investors want to monetize the phenomenon, for as long as it lasts
Chinese investors are showing increased interest in international football clubs, hoping to profit off their growing domestic fanbases
US-based virtual reality broadcaster NextVR raises $80 million for expansion, mostly from Asian investors
Douyu TV, a Chinese online platform that features live videos of people playing games, has raised a RMB1.5 billion ($226 million) Series C round of funding led by Phoenix Investments and existing investor Tencent Holdings.
China’s IDG Capital Partners has agreed to take a 20% stake in OL Groupe, the holding company of French football club Olympique Lyonnais, for a total of EUR100 million ($112 million).
China’s Tencent Holdings and Hong Kong-based telecom company PCCW have made equity investments in STX Entertainment, a Hollywood film and TV studio backed by Hony Capital and TPG Capital's growth arm.
China Huace Film & TV has acquired a 35% stake in Xiao Hong Chun, a Chinese VC-backed video e-commerce platform, for $63.85 million.
NextVR, a US-based start-up developing live streaming content for virtual reality (VR), has raised an $80 million Series B round, mostly from investors in Asia.
Haixia Capital, an investment firm controlled by China’s State Development & Investment Corporation, is part of a Chinese consortium that will buy leading Italian football club AC Milan.
State-controlled Telkom Indonesia has partnered with Australia’s Telstra Ventures to pursue venture capital investment opportunities in Southeast Asia.
US media company Discovery Communications has acquired a minority stake in VS Media Group, a Hong Kong-based multi-channel network (MCN) that counts China’s CMC Holdings among its investors.
CMC Holdings, an investment platform launched by Ruigang Li, founder of media-focused PE firm CMC Capital Partners, has invested in a Series B round of funding for Cubee.com, a Chinese online sports data and content provider.
China’s largest cinema group Wanda Cinema Line has agreed to assume full control of Mtime.com, a local online movie ticketing platform backed by several VC investors, in a deal worth $280 million.
From movie financing deals to production house acquisitions, Chinese capital is flooding into Hollywood with a view to potential windfalls back home. Should investors believe the hype or wait for the reviews?