Ivanhoé Cambridge, a real estate investment arm of Canada's pension fund the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), has partnered with CBRE Global Investment Partners to invest in Logos China Logistics Clubs, a Chinese warehouse developer...
Greater China | 30 Jun 2015 |
A consortium led by Warburg Pincus has made a follow-on investment of about $100 million in Vietnam shopping mall operator Vincom Retail.
Southeast Asia | 29 Jun 2015 |
When RRJ Capital first committed $250 million to Shanghai Yupei Group in April 2014, Temasek Holdings was its sole partner in the investment. The company had 16 warehouses with a total gross floor area of more than 1.4 million square meters and plans...
Industrials | 09 Jun 2015 |
RRJ Capital has re-upped in Chinese logistics player Shanghai Yupei Group, leading a consortium that has agreed to invest $250 million in the business.
Expansion | 08 Jun 2015 |
Warburg Pincus has made a follow-on investment in Mofang Gongyu, committing nearly $200 million across two rounds of funding for the Chinese serviced apartment developer.
Greater China | 21 May 2015 |
DTZ, a property services provider owned by TPG Capital, PAG Asia Capital and co-investor Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), has agreed to buy industry peer Cushman & Wakefield for an enterprise value of $2 billion.
Buyouts | 12 May 2015 |
SAIF Partners China has led a RMB100 million ($16 million) Series A round of funding for Jiwu.com, a Shenzhen-based real estate listings portal.
Greater China | 08 May 2015 |
Rahul Yadav, the CEO of Indian property listing platform Housing.com has withdrawn his resignation from the start-up and issued an apology to its VC investors - which include SoftBank - after a very public spat.
South Asia | 07 May 2015 |
GGV Capital and Morningside Technologies have led a $120 million Series D round for Aiwujiwu, a Chinese rental and second-home listings portal. Existing investors Shunwei Capital Partners and Banyan Capital also participated.
Greater China | 07 May 2015 |
Red Star Macalline Group, a private equity-backed shopping mall operator in China, has filed to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Exits | 08 Apr 2015 |
BPE Asia Real Estate, the property-focused affiliate of Baring Private Equity Asia, picks its markets based on entry price per square foot. When investing in property developments, this is inextricably tied to land costs.
Fundraising | 01 Apr 2015 |
Baring Private Equity Asia’s real estate affiliate has closed its debut fund with $365 million in commitments. The first two investments have also been completed in South Korea and the Philippines, respectively.
Fundraising | 31 Mar 2015 |
The Bureau of Labor Funds (BLF), Taiwan’s largest pension fund system, will allocate a total of $2.4 billion to 12 global alternatives managers - four in real estate and eight in infrastructure.
Greater China | 06 Mar 2015 |
Chinese online marketplace 58.com, a VC-backed classifieds website along the lines of Craigslist, has acquired Anjuke, an online real estate listing platform, for about $267 million.
Greater China | 03 Mar 2015 |
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South Korea continues to solidify its position as a premier destination for Asian private equity and venture capital investments. In 2014, nearly US$11 billion was invested into South Korean companies with exits topping US$8 billion, the highest return figures in the last 10 years. It is easy to see why international and domestic GP's hold South Korea in high regard, being one of few Asian destinations where large leveraged buyouts are possible.
Venture capital is also gaining momentum as the Park Geun Hye-led government continues to advance on initiatives to promote innovation and foster SMEs. With capital inflows and creative input from local and international VCs, South Korea is living up to its reputation as a flourishing venture ecosystem as we witness the rise of angel consortia, accelerators, and local offices for established VC funds.
This intensive and highly focused event will provide front row seats into one of Asia's most vibrant private equity markets. Key players will share their views on private equity and venture capital in Korea, Asia and beyond.
15 September 2015, South Korea- Westin Chosun, Seoul
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.
25-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo