Turnaround specialist Japan Industrial Solutions (JIS) has invested JPY25 billion ($208 million) in ailing electronics group Sharp as part of JPY225 billion bailout.
North Asia | 18 May 2015 |
KKR is betting that increasing the supply of safe, high quality chicken in China will stir nascent demand for the product – essentially following in the footsteps of the dairy industry and the PE firm’s previous investment in China Modern Dairy.
Expansion | 18 May 2015 |
CLSA Capital Partners have invested an undisclosed sum in Asamiya, a Japanese low-cost food and beverage (F&B) manufacturer.
North Asia | 15 May 2015 |
Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) has invested $42 million in Singapore-based TT International's (TTI) retail electronics business in Indonesia.
Consumer | 14 May 2015 |
CLSA Capital Partners (CLSA CP) has invested RMB150 million ($24.5 million) in Coco Healthcare Products, a Chinese manufacturer of diapers for adults and babies. It plans to help the company boost its export business.
Greater China | 13 May 2015 |
China's appetite for fashion is massive and growing. A recent report by the Fung Business Intelligence Centre put the country’s apparel retail market at around RMB1.14 trillion ($187 billion) in 2013, up 11.6% from the previous year. China is expected...
Buyouts | 12 May 2015 |
There has been a proliferation of start-ups in India’s online grocery sector, and investors have taken notice. But the companies that survive in the harsh competition to come will have to be tough
Technology | 12 May 2015 |
It is still only May but Asia has seen 28 deals in the technology, media and telecom (TMT) space of $100 million or more. This compares to 31 in 2014 and an average of approximately 14 for the eight years before that.
Technology | 12 May 2015
Baozun, a Chinese e-commerce platform solutions provider that has several strategic and private equity backers, has set terms to raise up to $177.1 million through a US IPO.
Exits | 12 May 2015 |
Tuniu, a US-listed Chinese online package tour provider, has agreed to raise $500 million through a private placement to e-commerce giant JD.com and several of its existing PE and VC backers.
PIPEs | 11 May 2015 |
Crescent HydePark - a unit of Crescent Group - has led a $50 million Series B round of funding for Guo.com, a Chinese online retail platform for maternity and baby products.
Greater China | 11 May 2015 |
Chinese online marketplace 58.com has acquired local recruitment site ChinaHR.com from its parent company Sangroup, an Irish recruitment firm.
Greater China | 11 May 2015 |
Nexus Venture Partners has closed its fourth India venture capital fund at $304 million and raised a further $130 million for a top-up fund focusing on later-stage investments in existing portfolio companies.
Fundraising | 11 May 2015 |
US early stage investor Mayfield has led a INR210 million ($3.3 million) Series A round of funding for Poncho Hospitality, the start-up behind Indian quick service restaurant (QSR) chain and on-demand food delivery services firm Box8.
South Asia | 08 May 2015 |
Tiger Global has led a Series D round for Indian e-commerce logistics service Delhivery that netted the company $85 million. Existing investors Multiples Alternative Asset Management, Nexus Venture Partners and Times Internet also participated.
South Asia | 07 May 2015 |
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
245-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo