Private equity firms, and the LPs, are placing greater emphasis on adding value to portfolio companies. But what is the best way of developing operational capabilities in Asia, and who should...
Advisory | 16 Apr 2014 |
Creador is in the process of raising its second fund, which has a target of $250 million, to be deployed in Indonesia, Malaysia and India. CEO Brahmal Vasudevan explains where the firm is investing and why
GPs | 12 Mar 2014
With bumper LBOs few and far between, banks see limited opportunities for leveraged finance in Indonesia. And in the prevailing economic climate, they aren’t generous at acquisition or operating company level
Financing | 12 Mar 2014 |
South and Southeast Asia-focused mid-market GP Creador has increased its investment in Indian tile maker Somany Ceramics to $10 million via a secondary market transaction.
South Asia | 27 Feb 2014 |
India and Southeast Asia-focused GP Creador will buy about 11% of listed tile and sanitary ware maker Somany Ceramics for INR499.9 million ($8.1 million).
South Asia | 14 Jan 2014 |
Creador spent a couple of years looking for ways to enter Southeast Asia’s electronic payments space without much success. “We are a firm believer that there is a shift from cash to credit and debit solutions and e-commerce will push this to the next...
Financials | 09 Oct 2013 |
Creador will take a 20% stake in Malaysia-based payment services provider GHL Systems through a private placement of new shares. The capital will in part be used to finance GHL’s proposed acquisition of Australian Securities Exchange-listed e-pay Asia....
Expansion | 07 Oct 2013 |
India and Southeast Asia-focused GP Creador is expected to reach a first close of $105 million on its second fund by mid to late August. The full target is $250 million.
Fundraising | 26 Jul 2013 |
“Despite our experience, and the fact we spent the last 12 years investing in India with success, I think a lot of people saw us as a first time fund,” says Brahmal Vasudevan, founder and CEO of Creador, recalling the difficulty his firm had in reaching...
Fundraising | 08 May 2013 |
Still dealing with the fallout from a fundraising boom, mid-market PE firms in Asia face the prospect of smaller vehicles in coming vintages, and team volatility comes as part of the package
Fundraising | 08 May 2013 |
Creador has launched its second fund, targeting $250 million, barely four months after closing its debut vehicle. The private equity firm, which focuses on India and Southeast Asia,expects to reach a first close in August.
South Asia | 03 May 2013 |
Malaysia's OldTown White Coffee has unusual origins. The brand came into existence in 1999 as a range of pre-mix instant beverages, offering creamer, coffee and sugar in a single sachet. It was only in 2005 that the company decided to venture into the...
Southeast Asia | 02 May 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 |
The public issue of Repco Home Finance (RHF), which is backed by The Carlyle Group, Wolfensohn Capital Partners and Creador, was over-subscribed on its final day on Friday.
South Asia | 18 Mar 2013 |
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