SoftBank Ventures Korea (SBVK), the corporate investment arm of the Japanese telecoms giant, has taken a 23% stake in Thai online video game operator Ini3 Digital. The financial terms were...
North Asia | 05 Mar 2014 |
Chinese display advertising business Focus Media, which was taken private in last May by a consortium of private equity investors in conjunction with company management, is said to be working towards a $1 billion IPO in early 2015.
Exits | 24 Feb 2014 |
Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) has led a $13 million round of funding for PubMatic, an advertising platform based in India and US. Existing investors August Capital, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Helion Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners also took part in the...
Venture | 11 Feb 2014 |
Globis Capital Partners and Gree Ventures have together invested JPY300 million ($2.9 million) in Viibar, the Japanese start-up behind the video production-focused crowd sourcing platform of the same name.
North Asia | 07 Feb 2014 |
A8 Digital Music Holdings, a Hong Kong-listed media corporation, has committed RMB20 million ($3 million) to acquire an approximately 6% interest in Qingsong Fund II.
Greater China | 27 Jan 2014 |
Saif Partners China has committed $30 million in a Series C round of funding for Yoho, an online fashion magazine and e-commerce platform.
Greater China | 22 Jan 2014 |
Voyage Ventures, Mizuho Capital, SMBC Venture Capital and strategic investor CA Mobile have together invested JPY120 million ($1.15 million) in Logly, a Japan-based start-up running an internet ad platform.
North Asia | 22 Jan 2014 |
Canaan Partners has led a INR350 million ($5.6 million) round of funding for SureWaves MediaTech, an Indian TV advertising platform operating out of Bangalore. Existing backers Accel Partners India and India Innovation Fund (IIF) also participated.
South Asia | 17 Jan 2014 |
Thanks to the rapid emergence of internet protocol TV (IPTV), South Korea’s cable TV operators are expected to broadcast across the country regardless of regulatory hurdles.
Expansion | 15 Jan 2014 |
US private equity firm Platinum Equity has reached an agreement with Telstra Corporation, Australia's biggest phone company, to acquire a 70% stake in its directories business Sensis for A$454 million ($407.17 million).
Australasia | 13 Jan 2014 |
Blitzmegaplex, an Indonesian movie theater chain backed by Quvat Management, is targeting an IPO in the first quarter of 2014 as it seeks to raise capital for expansion.
Exits | 09 Jan 2014 |
IMM Private Equity has acquired an approximately 21% stake in T-Broad Holdings, South Korea’s second-largest cable operator by subscriber numbers, for KRW200 billion ($190 million).
Expansion | 07 Jan 2014 |
China Media Capital (CMC) has agreed to buy 21st Century Fox’s 47% stake in Star China TV in partnership with company management. The acquisition gives CMC full ownership of what was previously News Corporation’s China portfolio, having bought a majority...
Buyouts | 03 Jan 2014 |
Digital magazine store and newsstand Magzter Inc. has raised a $10 million Series B round of funding from Singapore Press Holdings and existing investor Kalaari Capital.
Southeast Asia | 12 Dec 2013 |
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Join us at the 11th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Australia and New Zealand Forum on 5-7 March at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney to find out how funds of varying size are raising capital, sourcing deals and exits, as well as all you need to know to effectively navigate Australasia's changing alternative asset landscape.
After a decade-long mining boom the economy is experiencing a loss of momentum and the resulting deal flow reduction and lack of value in the market means GPs are chasing many of the same acquisition targets. That said, the exit market is recovering with both IPOs and M&A activity picking up, and an increase in LPs appetite for the asset class, and the recent government change means that the industry is cautiously optimistic for the future and expecting a rise in activity over the next 12 months.
5-7 March 2014, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney