PE-backed ladies apparel manufacturer Shanghai La Chapelle has invested RMB200 million ($32 million) in Hangzhou Anshe E-Commerce, the business behind Chinese online fashion retailer QiGeGe,...
Consumer | 16 Feb 2015 |
Warburg Pincus plans to invest $125 million into a joint venture (JV) formed with Indonesian property developer Nirvana Development to build shopping malls in the country.
Southeast Asia | 16 Feb 2015 |
Shareholders in French vacation resort operator Club Méditerranée (Club Med) have accepted a EUR939 million ($1.1 billion) takeover offer from a consortium led by China's Fosun International, bringing the longest takeover battle in French history to...
Greater China | 13 Feb 2015 |
WhitePlus - the Japanese start-up behind an online laundry service called Lenet - has managed to raise JPY408 million ($3.4 million) from Yahoo! Japan's corporate investment arm, YJ Capital.
North Asia | 12 Feb 2015 |
Korean Investment Partners (KIP), South Korea’s biggest venture capital firm, has led a $10 million Series A round of investment for Cosmeapp, a Chinese mobile app that provides cosmetics reviews.
Greater China | 12 Feb 2015 |
In 1999, Derek Sulger turned his back on a career with Goldman Sachs to start a company in China. Fifteen years on, having founded mid-market consumer buyout firm Lunar Capital, he has no regrets.
Greater China | 11 Feb 2015
Lightbox Ventures has led a $20 million Series B round of funding for Faaso's Food Service, a tech-enabled quick-service restaurant (QSR) chain based in India.
Consumer | 10 Feb 2015 |
Chinese social networking platform Renren has led $110 million Series D round of funding for Cheyipai, a Chinese second-hand car trading platform.
Greater China | 09 Feb 2015 |
Online food delivery provider Foodpanda has acquired peers in seven Asian markets and become part of a global platform created by its parent, Rocket Internet.
Consumer | 09 Feb 2015 |
Chinese entertainment and lifestyle-focused e-commerce platform WoWo – which started out as operator of group-buying site 55tuan – plans to raise up to $66 million through its IPO on NASDAQ.
Exits | 09 Feb 2015 |
CDIB Capital, a private equity arm of Taiwan's China Development Financial, has invested a total of $55 million in two Chinese companies.
Greater China | 06 Feb 2015 |
Shenzhen Cowin Capital is set to make a full exit from Guangxi Nancheng Department Store as Better Life Commercial Chain Share won approval to buy its rival.
Greater China | 05 Feb 2015 |
Shunwei Capital Partners has led a RMB60 million ($9.6 million) Series A round of funding for Ikongjian.com, a Chinese interior finishings site, with participation from H Capital and DST Advisors.
Greater China | 04 Feb 2015 |
Huimin started out in 2012 as an online B2C platform in 2012, enabling Chinese consumers to order daily household items from small-scale supermarkets in their neighborhood. The supermarkets took care of the delivery and Huimin got a commission on each...
Technology | 04 Feb 2015 |
Is the spirit of romance ebbing away in Japan? Naoki Sawano, president of bridal jewelry specialist Primo Japan, suggested as much a couple of years ago. He held a trend among young people “to think of the proposal and the engagement ring as two separate...
Buyouts | 04 Feb 2015 |
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
4-6 March 2015, The Westin, Sydney
The AVCJ Indonesia Forum is back for a fourth year! Mark your calendars now and join us on March 24th, 2015 in Jakarta at Indonesia's longest running, largest and most prestigious industry gathering.
The market is relatively optimistic as a new government that is viewed favourable to a balanced investment arena is introduced and we see an increase in deal activity. The hopes for a flourishing PE market amid the euphoria of 2012 has not yet been realised but the potential is still present and now may well be the time for the country to take off in its own right and increase its reputation as THE hot market in Southeast Asia.
24 March 2015, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta