Chinese film distributor Bona Film Group, which is backed by a handful of PE and strategic investors, has teamed up with Hollywood talent agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to launch a $150 million film fund.
Cogencis’ market data terminals have made a strong showing in India against Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. Now the Samara Capital-backed company is looking to repeat that success worldwide
Hellman & Friedman has submitted a buyout offer for Australia’s Fairfax Media that values the business as high as A$2.9 billion ($2.1 billion).
From Scratch, a Japanese digital marketing platform, has raised approximately JPY3.2 billion ($28.4 million) in funding from Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) and Rakuten Ventures, as well as several existing investors.
China Ping An Insurance has led a $75 million Series A round for Huya, the live game broadcasting subsidiary of Chinese social networking platform YY.
TPG Capital and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTTP) have revised their bid for Australia’s Fairfax Media to a full buyout that values the business at approximately A$2.75 billion ($2 billion).
Shanghai Star48 Culture & Media, a media agency that developed Chinese female pop group SNH48, has raised a Series C round of funding led by CMB International Capital, a private equity unit of China Merchants Bank.
Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings has led a $54 million funding round for Smule, a US-based social media music company, to support its expansion in Asia.
Singapore-headquartered mobile internet and gaming platform Garena has rebranded as Sea and raised $550 million from a group of investors including existing backer Global Digital Prima (GDP) Venture of Indonesia.
TPG Capital and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTTP) have submitted a buyout offer for Fairfax Media that would see them assume control of certain assets – including newspapers The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review...
Canadian private equity firm Clairvest Group has invested $73.7 million in Indian online game developer Head InfoTech.
Japanese private equity firm NSSK has acquired Bunkasha Publishing, a domestic media group focused on manga comics in both print and digital formats.
Accel Partners and Shunwei Capital have led a $5 million Series A round for Indian mobile gaming start-up Mech Mocha Game Studios.
Banyan Capital has led a Series A round of funding for Lizhiweike, a Chinese online education mobile platform, with participation from existing investor GSR Ventures.
Addor Capital has led a $12 million pre-Series B round for Yeecall, a Chinese mobile app that allows users to make free voice and video calls, with participation from existing investors including Sinovation Ventures.
China media-focused private equity firm CMC Capital Partners has acquired a minority stake in Hollywood talent agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) for an undisclosed sum.
China International Capital Corp. (CICC) and two strategic investors have provided RMB750 million ($108 million) in funding for Chinese internet company NetEase's online music platform. The investment values NetEase Cloud Music at approximately RMB8 billion.
Hillhouse Capital and FountainVest Partners, along with Australia’s Seek International, have agreed to buy US-listed Chinese recruitment website Zhaopin in a deal that values the company at $1.01 billion.
Jafco Asia has invested $12 million in a Series A funding round for Singapore-based advertising technology company AdAsia Holdings.
FountainVest Partners and CMC Capital Partners have completed their exit from movie theater operator IMAX China, selling their last holding for an estimated HK$836 million ($108 million).
China Oceanwide Holdings has completed its acquisition of International Data Group (IDG) and now holds a 90% stake in the target’s operating business, with IDG Capital owning the remaining 10%.
From Wanda Group to Walt Disney, China is filling up with theme parks. Investors see it as an opportunity to marry real estate development with the evolving consumption patterns
Indian online education start-up Byju’s has received a $30 million investment from Verlinvest, an investment holding company created by the founders of Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Providence Equity Partners, which invests globally in communications and media-related companies, is scaling back its India business, with country head Biswajit Subramanian (pictured) set to leave the firm.