Asahi Tec, a Japanese auto-parts supplier controlled by Unison Capital, has agreed to sell a portfolio of companies covering casting and forging to India's Amtek Auto.
North Asia | 30 Apr 2015 |
Auctus Minerals, an Australian mining platform set up by Denham Capital, has submitted a takeover bid for listed miner Mungana Goldmines. It values the business at A$32.5 million ($26 million).
Buyouts | 30 Apr 2015 |
IMM Private Equity thinks Hollys Coffee has what it takes to become a homegrown star in Korea’s fiercely competitive coffee house industry. Two years into the investment, rejuvenation efforts appear to be paying off
Buyouts | 29 Apr 2015 |
EBay paid $1.2 billion for a dominant position in Korean online retail in 2009 with the privatization of NASDAQ-listed Gmarket. It was the leading e-commerce marketplace, accounting for KRW3.99 trillion (then $2.6 billion) of the country’s estimated...
Technology | 29 Apr 2015 |
Franchising is an effective way of establishing Western restaurant brands in China. Private equity firms have picked up on the opportunity, but it is not without risk. Local appeal and strong partners are essential
Consumer | 29 Apr 2015 |
French IT services company Capgemini will pay $4 billion to acquire US and India-based technology and service provider iGate, facilitating a 3.7x exit for iGate's PE backer, Apax Partners.
South Asia | 28 Apr 2015 |
US private equity firm Platinum Equity has bought Ying Shing Enterprises, a Chinese company that specializes in precision tool making, injection molding and contract manufacturing, for an undisclosed sum.
Buyouts | 28 Apr 2015 |
Advent International and Temasek Holdings have agreed to buy a 34.37% stake in the consumer products unit of India’s Crompton Greaves from Avantha Group. The deal values the business at INR66 billion ($1.07 billion).
Buyouts | 27 Apr 2015 |
The Riverside Company has acquired C-Learning, an Australia-based developer of online education courses, to complement its existing education asset in the country, Learning Seat.
Buyouts | 27 Apr 2015 |
Australian GP CHAMP Private Equity has hired Graham Brooke, a former executive with CVC Capital Partners, as a managing director based in Sydney.
People | 24 Apr 2015 |
Tokyo-based private equity firm Integral Corp. has reached an agreement with local airline operator ANA Holdings to invest JPY18 billion ($150 million) in ailing Japanese carrier Skymark.
North Asia | 23 Apr 2015 |
CHAMP Ventures and Yorkway Equity Partners are set to buy a majority stake in Australian quantity surveying company BMT Tax Depreciation in a deal that values the business at around A$65 million ($50.3 million).
Australasia | 23 Apr 2015 |
It has become increasingly costly for private equity firms to access borrower-friendly US financing for leveraged buyouts in Asia. The US markets are fickle and volatile, but Asian banks are also stepping up
Financing | 22 Apr 2015 |
Indian travel site MakeMyTrip has acquired VC-backed travel planning startup Mygola.
South Asia | 22 Apr 2015 |
Chinese conglomerate Fosun International and TPG Capital have together acquired Canadian circus entertainment company Cirque du Soleil with a view to growing the business in China.
Buyouts | 21 Apr 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