China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has permitted foreign investors to fully own and operate e-commerce companies operating within the country.
Greater China | 22 Jun 2015 |
The National Council for Social Security Fund (NSSF) has participated in a funding round for Alibaba Group’s internet finance affiliate – Ant Financial Services – that is said to value the business at more than $40 billion.
Financials | 19 Jun 2015 |
Alibaba Group and Foxconn Technology Group have agreed to invest JPY29 billion ($236 million) in SoftBank Robotics Holding Corp, which manages SoftBank's robotics business.
Greater China | 19 Jun 2015 |
Corporate restructuring activity in Japan should lead to a broader rise in the number of distress opportunities in Asia, as a result of both regulatory change and added pressure from investors.
Distressed/Special Situations | 18 Jun 2015 |
Farmlink, which operates a digital platform through which small and medium-sized restaurants in China can order food supplies, has received a $30 million in Series B funding led by listings and group-buying specialist Dianping.
Consumer | 18 Jun 2015 |
Legend Holdings, sponsor of China-focused GPs Hony Capital and Legend Capital, has set a pricing range for its Hong Kong IPO that would see the company raise as much as HK$15.2 billion ($1.96 billion).
Greater China | 18 Jun 2015 |
Chinese internet security software provider Qihoo 360 Technology has received a take-private offer from its chairman and CEO, plus CITIC Securities, China Renaissance Holdings and Sequoia Capital.
Buyouts | 18 Jun 2015 |
Chinese wealth-management service provider Jupai, which is backed by an investment unit of online real estate agency E-House and Sina Corp, has filed for a US IPO.
Greater China | 17 Jun 2015 |
Movie theater operator IMAX Corporation and CMC Capital Partners will together launch a fund that will bankroll at least 10 Chinese-language movie productions.
Media | 17 Jun 2015 |
Chinese online education app developer Xuebajun has raised a $50 million Series B round led by Qiming Venture Partners and Trustbridge Partners, with participation by existing investor Vertex Ventures.
Greater China | 17 Jun 2015 |
IDreamSky Technology, a VC-backed Chinese mobile game publisher, has received a take-private proposal from its chairman and CEO barely 10 months after going public on NASDAQ.
Technology | 16 Jun 2015 |
InnoSpring, a technology incubator platform focused on US and China-based companies, has raised $5 million for its second fund aimed at seed-stage investments.
Greater China | 16 Jun 2015 |
European GP Nordic Capital has acquired Max-Inf, a Chinese manufacturer of children's car seats, to complement its existing portfolio investment in UK child safety products firm Britax.
Europe | 15 Jun 2015 |
Sequoia Capital and Fosun International are supporting a founder-led take-private offer for Bona Film Group that values the US-listed Chinese film distributor at approximately $832 million.
Buyouts | 15 Jun 2015 |
Neil Shen, managing partner at Sequoia Capital China, is supporting take-private bids for budget hotel operator Home Inns and online real estate agency E-House as a growing number of US-listed Chinese companies turn their attention to domestic listings.
Buyouts | 12 Jun 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