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Asian private equity is experiencing some volatility – driven in part by macroeconomic concerns and public markets turbulence – but investors told the AVCJ Forum that they are still finding ample opportunities.
With four investments, four partial exits, two IPOs and a string of dividend payments over the past 12 months, Bain Capital was named firm of the year at the 2015 AVCJ Private Equity and Venture Capital Awards.
Australian engineering firm Calibre, which is backed by US-based First Reserve, plans to delist from the Australian Securities Exchange and buy back the stakes of minority shareholders.
CITIC Private Equity has submitted a buyout offer for Biosensors International, a Singapore-listed medical devices manufacturer in which it already holds close to a 20% stake.
Co-investment is becoming more sophisticated as managers sharpen fundraising strategies and respond to the needs of large investors. It points to an increasingly customized and complicated GP-LP relationship
Private equity deal flow this year has been fed by several big auction deals, a healthy dose of co-investment, and ever larger late-stage tech rounds
Cube Highways & Infrastructure, the India toll road and transportation investment platform of I Squared Capital, has bought an Indian toll road from developer Madhucon Infra.
Dutch electronics giant Philips has cast doubt on the sale of its LED components and automotive lighting unit to a Chinese private equity consortium as it emerged that US regulators were looking into the deal.
Chinese real estate developer Yantai Xinchao Industry has acquired two oil assets in West Texas backed by US-based private equity firms ArcLight Capital Partners and Denham Capital.
Australia-based oil and gas supplier Santos has rejected a takeover bid from Scepter Partners, a private equity firm backed by sovereign wealth funds and high net worth individuals in Asia and the Middle East.
CITIC Capital Partners has acquired Japanese footwear company Akakura for an undisclosed sum.
Singapore’s GIC Private has agreed to acquire Greenko, an India-focused renewable energy developer that has previously received funding from the likes of TPG Capital and EIG Global Energy Partners.
Bridgeport Capital, the direct investment arm of Hawkesbridge Capital, has acquired Australia’s Underground Cable Systems (UCS) in a deal worth approximately A$100 million ($73 million) alongside company management.
Crescent Capital Partners has moved closer to a buyout of Australian engineering company Cardno by winning board support for the deal with an improved offer.
Providence Equity Partners has submitted a buyout offer for iSelect, an Australian Securities Exchange-listed product comparison site specializing in insurance, household utilities and personal finance.
Australia’s competition regulator has raised concerns about Canada-based Brookfield Asset Management’s A$8.9 billion ($6.5 billion) cash-and-stock acquisition of listed rail freight and cargo port operator Asciano.
ALE Property Group, owner of Australia’s largest portfolio of freehold pub properties, has rejected a takeover bid from private investment firm Caledonia that values the business at approximately A$770 million ($564 million).
Having worked on one of Japan’s biggest-ever deals with Permira, Tomoya Shiraishi returned to his small-cap growth buyout roots with Phronesis Partners – with a bit of venture philanthropy in between
Singapore's Temasek Holdings is supporting the $67 billion acquisition of data storage and cloud computing company EMC Corporation by US-based computer maker Dell. Other backers include Silver Lake and MSD Partners.
Everstone Capital has reportedly bought a 51% stake in India-based industrial graphics maker SJS Enterprises for INR3.5 billion ($54 million).
The board of Australian engineering company Cardno has advised shareholders to reject a buyout offer from Crescent Capital Partners on the grounds that it is opportunistic and undervalues the business.
Early- and growth-stage technology deals dominate the China investment charts; middle market fundraising enjoys a rebound; private equity investors turn to trade sales as the public markets flounder
QIC Global Infrastructure Fund has led a consortium to purchase the Iona Gas Storage Facility in Australia for A$1.78 billion ($1.3 billion).