Ally Bridge Group, a healthcare-focused PE firm based in Hong Kong and the US, has made its first investment in Europe, participating in a EUR6.6 million ($8 million) round of funding for Pieris, a Munich-based clinical-stage biotechnology firm.
Greater China | 27 Nov 2014 |
A Goldman Sachs-led consortium has invested KRW40 billion ($36 million) in Woowa Brothers Corp, owner and operator of Baedal Minjok, South Korea’s leading digital food-ordering platform.
Expansion | 27 Nov 2014 |
SummitView Capital has partnered with the Shanghai government to launch a RMB10 billion ($1.7 billion) private equity fund, which will invest in semiconductor manufacturers.
Greater China | 26 Nov 2014 |
India’s young demographic and growing mobile adoption is an opportunity waiting to be tapped for early-stage investors. Industry incumbents are making the most of it, but there is room for more
Early stage | 26 Nov 2014 |
News Corp has paid $30 million for a 25% stake in the parent of PropTiger.com, an India-based online property marketing platform backed by SAIF Partners and Accel Partners.
Real estate | 25 Nov 2014 |
Fidelity Growth Partners Asia and Fidelity Biosciences have committed RMB62.5 million ($10 million) to Eyebright Medical Technology, a Chinese ophthalmic medical devices manufacturer.
Greater China | 25 Nov 2014 |
Japanese finance technology start-up Accounting SaaS Japan (ASJ) has secured a JPY1 billion ($8.5 million) Series B round of funding from Fidelity Growth Partners Japan, Arbor Ventures and iMercury Capital.
North Asia | 25 Nov 2014 |
The Public Safety Personnel Retirement System of the State of Arizona (Arizona PSPRS) has committed $40 million to Trustbridge Partners’ fifth China-focused fund.
Fundraising | 24 Nov 2014 |
Sequoia Capital has led a $20 million Series B round of funding for HunterOn, a Chinese online recruitment service provider, with participation from IDG Capital Partners.
Greater China | 24 Nov 2014 |
Everstone Capital and US tech-focused investor Solmark have agreed to acquire a majority stake in Servion Global Solutions, an India-based customer interaction management (CIM) solutions provider, for INR4 billion ($65 million).
Technology | 21 Nov 2014 |
Kayac, a Japanese internet company backed by Globis Capital Partners and CyberAgent, has filed for its IPO on the Mothers (market of the high-growth and emerging stocks) section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).
North Asia | 21 Nov 2014 |
A consortium led by Southeast Asia-focused GP Navis Capital Partners has acquired MFS Technology, a Singapore-based developer of rigid and flexible printed electronic circuits, for $95 million.
Technology | 20 Nov 2014 |
Zomato, a restaurant search service based in India, has raised a Series E round of funding worth $60 million from Vy Capital and existing backers Info Edge and Sequoia Capital.
South Asia | 20 Nov 2014 |
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As investor's confidence in the domestic economy is restored, Taiwan's private equity sector players are anticipating a long-awaited upswing in activity, especially with a more transparent and open regulatory environment to revive growth. Positive signals from the government include the new M&A regulation, which will add on protection of minority shareholders upon its launch. The National Development Fund has also injected billions of cash into local funds in an effort to support industrial innovation.
20 November 2014, The Westin Hotel, Taipei
With the empathic and historic victory of Narendra Modi at the recent elections in India, the market confidence has improved significantly. Until recently, India was mentioned in financial markets only in a negative light given the enormous potential and lack of delivery. Difficulties in exiting, arbitrary taxation and poor governance are just some of the chronic problems deterring investors.
Discover what repercussions the latest political developments will have on the private equity industry, the outlook for the next wave of fundraising, where GPs expect to source exits and the best way forward for existing and potential investors.
2-3 December 2014, Taj Lands End Hotel, Mumbai