Fortis Private Equity and Next Invest have sold their 100% stake in Belgian ink manufacturer, Arets International, to Japan’s Toyo Ink Group for EUR10 million ($13 million).
North Asia | 29 Apr 2013 |
Creador has made a partial exit from its investment in Malaysian restaurant chain OldTown White Coffee at a 2x money multiple, representing an IRR of 101%.
Consumer | 26 Apr 2013 |
Nothing transforms the fortunes of a start-up quite like a celebrity endorsement. Twenty-five years ago, former Chinese President Hu Jintao, then still a rising star in the Communist Party, visited Yonghong, a family-owned beef jerky producer based in...
Greater China | 24 Apr 2013 |
Lunar Capital Management has acquired a majority stake in Chinese snack food company Guizhou Yonghong, for an undisclosed sum. The company produces and distributes processed beef products under the brand of Niutou, which means Bullhead.
Greater China | 19 Apr 2013 |
Venture capital firm Omnivore partners has bought a significant minority stake in pork integrator Arohan Foods for an undisclosed sum. Assam-based Arohan works with pig farmers across Northeast India and retails pork products across the country.
Venture | 17 Apr 2013 |
L Capital Asia, the regional investment arm of luxury group LVMH, has acquired a 49.9% stake in Australian boot maker R.M. Williams for around A$52 million ($55 million).
Australasia | 16 Apr 2013 |
A consortium supported by US-based Sycamore Partners will enter exclusive negotiations to buy Australian surfwear company Billabong, but any deal will be priced at a substantial discount to the original offer tabled last December.
Consumer | 10 Apr 2013 |
Saratoga Capital-owned Mandala Airlines plans to quadruple the size of its fleet by 2014 in order to boost its share of a rapidly expanding Indonesian aviation market, driven by the country’s emerging middle class.
Consumer | 08 Apr 2013 |
Malaysia-based specialist private equity firm Azka Capital will manage a MYR1.55 billion ($503 million) fund focused on global opportunities in the halal industry. It is expected to acquire companies in the food and agri-business sector and reorient them...
Fundraising | 05 Apr 2013 |
Hassad Food, a unit of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), has acquired a majority interest in India-based basmati rice producer Bush Foods Overseas. The transaction facilitates the exit of Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE), which invested INR1.1...
Consumer | 05 Apr 2013 |
Polaris Capital has acquired a majority stake in Japanese salon and sports club operator Socie World for a reported JPY3 billion ($32 million). The capital came from the private equity firm’s third vehicle, which has so far raised JPY36 billion, just...
Consumer | 03 Apr 2013 |
Phoenix Capital has agreed to sell its entire holding in Japanese-listed audio equipment manufacturer TEAC to Gibson Guitar for 4.88 billion yen ($51.9 million).
North Asia | 02 Apr 2013 |
Billabong International halted trading Tuesday amid reports that the two private equity consortiums bidding for the embattled Australian surfwear company would lower their bids.
Buyouts | 02 Apr 2013 |
Is Mobile World the next Masan Consumer Corp? The as yet unnamed private equity firm that picked up part of Mekong Capital’s stake in the Vietnamese mobile phone retailer is certainly hoping so.
Exits | 27 Mar 2013 |
CVC Capital Partners and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) have completed their exit from Hong Kong-listed Samsonite International through a $528 million share sale. The two investors previously made several partial exits from the luggage company since taking...
Exits | 26 Mar 2013 |
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