ePlanet will exit Indian agro-chemicals firm Sree Ramcides Chemicals as Japan's SDS Biotech invests INR1 billion ($18.8 million) in the company for a 65% stake.
South Asia | 31 Jan 2013 |
Rabo Equity Advisors is targeting $250 million for its second India agribusiness fund, more than double the $120 million raised for its debut vehicle in 2008. The larger corpus means Rabo’s typical transaction size will increase to $25 million from...
Fundraising | 21 Dec 2012 |
Temasek Holdings has paid INR5.72 billion ($104.5 million) for a 19.99% stake in Godrej Agrovet, an agribusiness subsidiary of Godrej Industries. The deal comprises primary and secondary tranches, with the former earmarked to support Godrej Agrovet’s...
Industrials | 18 Dec 2012 |
Olympus Capital has led a group investors including California Technology Ventures, Herostar Holdings and Grand River Capital in committing $50 million stake in Chinese milk producer Huaxia Dairy Farm.
Greater China | 02 Nov 2012 |
Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) and Abax Global Capital are backing a $330 million bid by the chairman of Yongye International to take private the US-listed Chinese animal and plant feed maker.
Greater China | 16 Oct 2012 |
Ingham Enterprises, Australia’s largest poultry producer, has put itself up for sale, alerting potential private equity bidders. Sole shareholder Bob Ingham he had decided to exit “after long and careful consideration.” Investec has been appointed...
Consumer | 17 Jul 2012 |
General Atlantic (GA) has sold its stake in US grain trader Gavilon to Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp, in a deal that values the company at an enterprise value of around $5.3 billion.
Exits | 30 May 2012 |
Rabo Equity Advisors’ India Agri Business Fund has committed INR500 million ($9.8 million) to Super Agri Seeds for a significant minority stake. It is the fund’s eighth investment and the first in a seeds company.
Expansion | 02 Apr 2012 |
Infrastructure investor IDFC Private Equity has led a INR1.5 billion ($30 million) funding round for Indian agri-services provider Staragri Warehousing and Collateral Management.
Expansion | 24 Feb 2012 |
New Zealand dairy farm investor MyFarm Asset Management has launched a specialist investment fund which aims to raise NZ$75 million ($62 million), partly through an IPO on alternative securities exchange Unlisted.
Australasia | 23 Feb 2012 |
From cattle ranchers to fruit and vegetable farmers, PE interest in Australasia’s agricultural space is wide-ranging. In each case, investors are seeking to leverage the perception, particularly in Asia, that produce from Australia and New Zealand is...
Australasia | 08 Feb 2012 |
Urea might not be the most glamorous investment proposition, but China’s Primavera Capital seems more than satisfied with its latest deal, which marks its first foray into the Chinese agriculture space.
Greater China | 08 Dec 2011 |
India’s first-ever emu processing unit may receive backing from the Ministry of Agriculture through the Poultry Venture Capital Fund.
South Asia | 24 Nov 2011 |
New Hope Group, the largest animal feed producer in China, has announced plans to establish a $200 million overseas fund to invest in food-related businesses.
Industrials | 22 Nov 2011 |
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
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