Australia's Nine Entertainment - which was saved from receivership by US hedge fund backers Oaktree Capital Group and Apollo Global Management - has raised A$631 million ($576.45 million) after pricing its IPO at the bottom end of the indicative range....
Australasia | 05 Dec 2013 |
Japanese venture capital investor Jafco Asia has led a Series B round of funding for US games developer Playnery. The value of the transaction was not disclosed.
North Asia | 05 Dec 2013 |
Shenzhen-listed film and television producer Huace Media has picked up a 20% stake in Herun Media, a Beijing-based marketing specialist backed by several domestic VCs, for RMB104 million ($17 million).
Greater China | 03 Dec 2013 |
Temasek Holdings has made its first foray into India's Bollywood movie industry as Fullerton Fund Management - a unit of the Singapore sovereign fund - acquired a stake in local film distributor Eros International.
South Asia | 28 Nov 2013 |
Richard Branson’s Virgin Produced media production company has entered into a partnership with Mumbai-based Cinema Capital Venture Fund and Tantrik Group, a media and entertainment asset management firm, to launch Virgin Produced India, which will develop,...
South Asia | 21 Nov 2013 |
HighPoint Capital has acquired a significant minority shareholding in Brand New Media (BNM), a Sydney-headquartered business that runs digital channels for brands and broadcasters. Its partners include Seven West Media in Australia, New Zealand’s national...
Expansion | 20 Nov 2013 |
Oaktree Capital has increased its stake in New Zealand broadcaster MediaWorks to 43%, after acquiring a 14.6% stake from Dutch lender Rabobank. The transaction took place the same day lenders completed their recapitalization of MediaWorks, reducing its...
Australasia | 19 Nov 2013 |
IDG Capital Partners has agreed to support the spin-out of Hong Kong broadcaster Phoenix New Media's apps business as it looks to accelerate development in China.
Greater China | 12 Nov 2013 |
Australian TV network Nine Entertainment - which is backed by US hedge funds Oaktree Capital Group and Apollo Global Management - is looking to raise up to A$697 million ($658 million) in its IPO set for December. The capital raised will be use to pay...
Australasia | 04 Nov 2013 |
Viva, a Chinese digital magazine operator, has received a $20 million Series C round of financing from an undisclosed French investment institution. Minhong Yu, founder of Chinese education provider New Oriental, also participated in the round.
Greater China | 31 Oct 2013 |
Quadrant Private Equity is set to buy joint venture partner APN News & Media's interest outdoor advertising venture APN Outdoor for A$69 million ($66.5 million).
Australasia | 24 Oct 2013 |
New Horizon Capital has led a $50 million Series D round of investment in Chukong Technologies, a Chinese mobile game developer. GGV Capital, Sequoia Capital, Steamboat Ventures and Northern Light Venture Capital also participated in the round, which...
Greater China | 21 Oct 2013 |
TPG Capital has agreed to buy a 12.15% stake in Chinese satellite television operator Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings from 21st Century Fox for HK$1.66 billion ($214 million).
PIPEs | 21 Oct 2013 |
Fosun Venture Capital Investment, a VC arm of Fosun Group, has invested in a Series B round of funding for Beijing Dream Castle Culture, a Chinese animation producer. Existing backer GGV Capital also participated. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Greater China | 17 Oct 2013 |
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India's private equity industry is in a state of transition, and only funds that are nimble on their feet and adaptive will ultimately survive. Find out what you need to navigate India's changing landscape at the 14th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture India Forum on 5-6 December. Last year's Forum was attended by more than 250 top executives coming from 15 different countries and territories around the globe. Over 50 LPs joined the event, including dozens of foreign investors looking to increase their allocations to India or to invest in the country for the very first time. The conference featured in-depth analysis about India's private equity industry with sessions that covered topics ranging from confronting the difficult exit and fundraising environment, to understanding regulatory changes, to predicting where the industry will likely be in 2015.
Date: 5-6 December 2013
Venue: Tal Lands End, Mumbai
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.
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