Indonesia’s middle market is a proxy for the robust services sector, but it is difficult for investors to penetrate and deal flow has been slow in recent years. Are we are about to see more?
Southeast Asia | 18 Mar 2015 |
Southeast Asia and India-focused GP Creador has acquired a minority stake in PC Jeweller, a publicly-listed Indian jewellery retail chain, for INR1.35 billion ($21.7 million).
South Asia | 25 Feb 2015 |
With an emerging middle class willing to pay a premium for better services, Southeast Asian education has clear attractions. But investors seeking scale opportunities must pick their markets and strategies carefully.
Southeast Asia | 11 Feb 2015 |
Southeast Asia and India-focused GP Creador has paid INR1 billion ($16.2 million) for a minority stake in Ashiana Housing, a publicly-listed Indian property developer.
South Asia | 11 Feb 2015 |
Creador and SMRT Holdings have agreed to buy a 30.75% stake in Malaysia-based Masterskill Education Group from the major shareholder for MYR69.4 million ($19.2 million) and now plan on completing a full buyout of the business.
Buyouts | 20 Jan 2015 |
Creador has made another partial exit from India's Repco Home Finance (RHF), bringing its stake in the company to just under 2%.
South Asia | 31 Oct 2014 |
The growth of India's non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) - institutions that offer banking services without meeting the definition of a bank - is well-documented. According to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the share of NBFC's assets as a proportion...
South Asia | 29 Oct 2014 |
Creador has increased the size of it second fund to $330 million after receiving an additional LP commitment of $30 million.
South Asia | 27 Oct 2014 |
Creador has made a partial exit from India's Repco Home Finance (RHF), generating a 3x return on its original investment.
South Asia | 24 Oct 2014 |
Creador has reached a final close on its second fund at the hard cap of $300 million. A rush of late commitments saw the Southeast Asia and India-focused GP exceed its projected $275 million total.
Fundraising | 21 Aug 2014 |
The Carlyle Group has fully exited its stake in India's Repco Home Finance (RHF) for INR4.72 billion ($78.4 million) via an open market transaction.
South Asia | 18 Jul 2014 |
Malaysia’s underlying macroeconomic fundamentals suggest a strong appeal to private equity but deal flow remains modest. Can more opportunities be unlocked in the mid-market?
Southeast Asia | 09 Jul 2014 |
The purchase of a minority stake in Vectus Industries, an Indian manufacturer of plastic water tanks and pipes, takes Creador’s tally to $100 million across five deals so far this year. Each investment came from the Southeast Asia and India-focused...
Expansion | 25 Jun 2014 |
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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.
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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