Corporate carve-outs are on the rise in India as companies divest due to financial pressure or strategic rationale. To get these deals, PE firms must demonstrate operational capability and corporate sensitivity
India’s IT services providers firms have moved beyond their humble beginnings to encompass a wide range of outsourced functions. Private equity backers will continue to be key to their evolution
A sizeable portion of the PE capital entering Indian financial services has targeted wealth management as local players look to scale up their offerings on the back of growing private wealth
Australian resources-focused investor EMR Capital is leading a consortium that has agreed to buy an Indonesia-based gold mine from Hong Kong-listed G-Resources for $775 million, including debt.
KKR has bought a 70% stake in Indian financial services firm Avendus Capital for an undisclosed sum.
Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission has put forward guidelines intended to make the approvals process for PE-backed take-privates more transparent. Industry participants are cautiously optimistic
For the past six years, capital has flowed relatively freely from Taiwan to China while deals going in the opposite direction have faced close regulatory scrutiny. Can wider economic realities redress the balance?
The proposed privatization of WuXi PharmaTech, a China-based provider of contract R&D services to the global pharmaceutical sector, has won the support of two major shareholder proxy advisory firms.
Alibaba Group has agreed to acquire US-listed Chinese online video platform Youku Tudou in an all-cash deal that values the company at approximately $4.8 billion.
The India unit of Canada-based Fairfax Financial Holdings has agreed to buy a 44.66% stake in chemicals manufacturer ADI Finechem for approximately INR1.3 billion ($20 million).
Archer Capital has created an education business in New Zealand following the acquisition of five privately-owned vocational education and training institutions.
Chicago-based private equity firm Wind Point Partners has acquired Daemyung Optical, South Korea’s second-largest manufacturer of optical lenses. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The board of Singapore-listed medical devices manufacturer Biosensors International has accepted a buyout offer from CITIC Private Equity that values the company at approximately S$1.4 billion ($996 million).
Having the ability to change the management team in a portfolio company remains a critical factor for private equity investors as they place greater emphasis on the value-add process.
Large-scale co-investment will take time to get traction in Asia
Having paid $1.3 billion for the broadcasting rights to domestic Chinese football, CMC Capital Partners is targeting better players, better production standards and broader market appeal
Creador targets mid-market investments in Southeast Asia and India. CEO Brahmal Vasudevan explains why he sees limited competition outside of India, and why he’s excited about the Philippines
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.