Building a business around tea was a logical move for Kaushal Dugar when he left his job as a corporate finance analyst in Singapore to become an entrepreneur back home in India. It has...
South Asia | 26 Mar 2014 |
Of the cluster of China control deals to emerge in the last few years, a small but significant number can be traced back to Taiwan. These are often family-owned mid-size businesses that were early entrants into mainland China, searching for lower-cost...
Consumer | 26 Mar 2014 |
The Northstar Group, a Singapore-headquartered private equity firm with significant interests in Indonesia, is expanding its franchise to include venture capital. The VC unit is called Silicon Island, in reference to Singapore’s ambition to become a...
Venture | 26 Mar 2014 |
Temasek Holdings has agreed to buy a 24.95% stake in A.S. Watson, a health and beauty retailer owned by Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-Shing, for HK$44 billion ($5.7 billion). A.S. Watson was seeking a dual listing in Hong Kong and London but this plan has now...
Greater China | 24 Mar 2014 |
Temasek Holdings plans to invest $150 million in China Huiyuan Juice, a Hong Kong-listed fruit juice producer that is a portfolio company of SAIF Partners.
Greater China | 24 Mar 2014 |
Chinese consumer-focused PE firm Tiantu Capital has committed RMB100 million ($16 million) in Series A funding to Sichuan Gaofuji Food, a food sauces and seasoning manufacturer.
Greater China | 21 Mar 2014 |
Japanese venture capital investor Jafco will see two portfolio companies - software firm Fixstars and online lingerie retailer Shirohato - launch their Tokyo IPOs on the same day next month.
Technology | 21 Mar 2014 |
Zoyi Capital, the PE firm set up by Andrew Kuo, formerly of The Blackstone Group, has made its debut investment in Pink Mary, a Chinese manufacturer and distributor of high-end women’s apparel.
Buyouts | 21 Mar 2014 |
L Capital Asia, a private equity firm backed by luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, has invested NTD750 million ($25 million) for a significant minority stake in Dr. Wu, a Taiwanese clinical skincare brand.
Greater China | 20 Mar 2014 |
Kalaari Capital has led a $10 million round of funding for India-based online jeweler Bluestone.com. Existing investors Accel Partners and Saama Capital also took part in the round.
Venture | 19 Mar 2014 |
CVC Capital Partners has confirmed the acquisition of Da Niang Dumpling Holdings, a Chinese quick service restaurant operator. The investment – CVC’s third China control deal in recent months – was completed in December and was reported by local...
Buyouts | 19 Mar 2014 |
Accel Partners India and Horizen Ventures have together invested $1 million in Teabox, a start-up that operates out of Singapore and Bangalore.
South Asia | 18 Mar 2014 |
Chinese online game developer Giant Interactive has accepted a buyout offer from a consortium including Baring Private Equity Asia, Hony Capital and company management. It values the New York Stock Exchange-listed business at approximately $2.9 billion....
Buyouts | 17 Mar 2014 |
Yunfeng Capital, a Chinese private equity firm established by Jack Ma and David Yu, founders of Alibaba Group and Target Media, respectively, is raising around $1 billion for its second fund. A first close of $600 million came last year and a final close...
Fundraising | 14 Mar 2014 |
Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) has led a $10 million Series B round of funding for Meican.com, a Chinese food ordering platform, with participation from KPCB China.
Greater China | 14 Mar 2014 |
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AVCJ is proud to announce the 13th Annual AVCJ China Private Equity & Venture Forum will take place on 10 & 11 June 2014 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Beijing. Attendees will have the unrivalled opportunity to hear honest dialogue about this complex and compelling market from the leading GPs on the ground, as well as from some of the biggest domestic and international institutional investors.
10-11 June 2014, Park Hyatt, Beijing