Shares in Skylark, the Japanese restaurant operator backed by Bain Capital, fell by nearly 4.8% on the first day of trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) following a JPY75.1 billion...
Exits | 09 Oct 2014 |
Navis Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in Modern Star, an Australian B2B distributor of education resources to early childhood centres and schools, for an undisclosed amount.
Australasia | 09 Oct 2014 |
Mercari, the Japanese start-up behind the mobile flea market app of the same name, has raised JPY2.36 billion ($21.8 million) in Series C funding from World Innovation Lab (WiL) and existing investors Global Brain, Globis Capital Partners, GMO Venture...
North Asia | 09 Oct 2014 |
The board of directors of Club Méditerranée (Club Med), the France-based vacation resorts operator, unanimously recommended that shareholders should accept an improved takeover bid from Chinese conglomerate Fosun International and its partners.
Greater China | 07 Oct 2014 |
Jafco has invested JPY500 million ($4.6 million) in Japanese footwear e-commerce start-up Locondo in a Series C round of funding.
North Asia | 07 Oct 2014 |
Marunouchi Capital - the private equity arm of Mitsubishi Corp - has exited Japanese high-end supermarket chain Seijo Ishii to convenience store operator Lawson for JPY55 billion ($501 million) including debt.
Buyouts | 06 Oct 2014 |
EHi Car Services, a Shanghai-based car rental company backed by a string of VC investors, has filed for an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Greater China | 06 Oct 2014 |
Matrix Partners India has provided a Series A round of funding for Alchemy Web Private, operator of online food-ordering platform LimeTray. The size of the commitment was not disclosed.
Early stage | 03 Oct 2014 |
Jungle Ventures has led a $1.6 million pre-Series A round for Pomelo, a Thailand-based online fashion retailer.
Southeast Asia | 30 Sep 2014 |
Affinity Equity Partners has secured its debut Malaysia investment after agreeing to buy a significant minority stake in poultry producer Leong Hup International in a deal that values the company at around $600 million excluding debt.
Expansion | 30 Sep 2014 |
Alibaba Group has bought a 15% stake in Beijing Shiji Information Technology, a Chinese hospitality information technology developer, for RMB2.81 billion ($458 million).
Greater China | 29 Sep 2014 |
Australia’s Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has ended talks with two private equity suitors, TPG Capital and a consortium comprising KKR and Rhône Capital, after deciding the offer was too low.
Consumer | 29 Sep 2014 |
New Asia Partners and AIF Capital have led a Series B round of funding worth $15 million for Huy Vietnam Group, Vietnam’s largest operator of self-managed, local cuisine restaurants.
Consumer | 29 Sep 2014 |
Chinese GP Tiantu Capital has reached a first close of $63 million on its debut US dollar-denominated fund. A final close of $100 million is targeted for before the end of the year.
Greater China | 25 Sep 2014 |
Ladies apparel maker Shanghai La Chapelle, which is backed by a string of PE investors, plans to raise HK$2.21 billion ($285 million) through an IPO in Hong Kong.
Greater China | 24 Sep 2014 |
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