Hopu Investments has agreed to acquire up to 15% of Paladin Energy as part of a A$205 million ($178 million) capital raising effort by the Australian uranium miner.
Greater China | 24 Nov 2014 |
Affinity Equity Partners will exit Australian deli meats producer Primo Group after Brazilian food processing giant JBS agreed to buy the business for A$1.45 billion ($1.25 billion).
Exits | 21 Nov 2014 |
US-based PE investor Francisco Partners will fully exit Australia’s Aconex as the cloud-based project management platform for the construction industry raises A$140 million ($120 million) through an IPO.
Exits | 20 Nov 2014 |
SoftBank Capital, Telstra Ventures and American Express have led a Series D round of funding worth $50 million for Bigcommerce, an Australian e-commerce platform with a strong presence in the US. Existing investors General Catalyst and Revolution Growth...
Technology | 20 Nov 2014 |
Australia's Campaign Monitor, an email marketing software developer backed by Insight Venture Partners and SalesForce, has acquired US survey software developer GetFeedback.
Australasia | 19 Nov 2014 |
The Blackstone Group has agreed to buy the chemicals division of Orica, an Australian supplier of explosives and blasting equipment to the mining industry, for A$750 million ($653 million).
Buyouts | 19 Nov 2014 |
Quadrant Private Equity will exit as much as half of its stake in Estia Health as the Australian aged care provider seeks to raise up to A$834 million ($726 million) through an IPO. The private equity firm bought the business in October 2013.
Exits | 19 Nov 2014 |
Joseph Skrzynski, one of the founding partners of CHAMP Private Equity, began his career before the asset class properly existed in Australia. He has played a pioneering role in its development
Australasia | 19 Nov 2014
Investors see great potential in Asia’s private debt markets, but some GPs and LPs’ attitudes towards downside protection and enforceability keep them out of emerging markets
Financing | 19 Nov 2014 |
Asahi has received NZ$220 million ($175 million) from Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) and Unitas Capital in a settlement that brings to a close their dispute over the sale of New Zealand beverage producer Independent Liquor.
Consumer | 18 Nov 2014 |
TPG Capital-owned Australian poultry producer Inghams Enterprises has sold 31 properties to W.P. Carey, a US-based real estate investment trust, for A$157 million ($138 million).
Australasia | 17 Nov 2014 |
KKR has bulked up its operations capabilities in Australia with the addition of Matthew Claughton as a director with Capstone. He will be based in Sydney.
People | 17 Nov 2014 |
Shares in APN Outdoor - the Australian billboard advertising business backed by Quadrant Private Equity - jumped as much as 8.6% as the company debuted on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
Exits | 14 Nov 2014 |
TPG Capital and PAG Asia Capital, together with co-investor Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP), have completed their acquisition of DTZ, the property services arm of Australia-listed UGL, for an enterprise valuation of A$1.215 billion ($1.2 billion).
Australasia | 06 Nov 2014 |
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
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.
245-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo