China's National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and sovereign wealth funds Temasek Holdings and Qatar Holdings are contributing to the HK$39.5 billion ($5.1 billion) Hong Kong-listed CITIC...
Greater China | 15 May 2014 |
TA Associates-owned SpeedCast has made its third bolt-on acquisition in Australia in 18 months, purchasing a fixed and mobile satellite solutions provider SatComms Australia for an undisclosed sum.
Australasia | 14 May 2014 |
WH Group, the PE-backed Chinese meat processing company that bought US pork producer Smithfield Foods, has abandoned its HK$41 billion ($5.3 billion) Hong Kong IPO.
Greater China | 30 Apr 2014 |
WH Group, the PE-backed Chinese meat processing company that acquired US pork producer Smithfield Foods, is set to reduce the size of its Hong Kong IPO size and delay pricing of the deal.
Greater China | 23 Apr 2014 |
Baring Private Equity Asia has sold its stake in jewelry recycler Net Japan to Japanese financial services group Orix Corp.
North Asia | 22 Apr 2014 |
Bain Capital and The Carlyle Group are said to be among first-round bidders for Standard Chartered's Hong Kong-based consumer finance unit, PrimeCredit.
Financials | 22 Apr 2014 |
Baioo Family Interactive, a children's online game developer backed by Sequoia, has launched its Hong Kong IPO, seeking to raise between $200 million and $250 million.
Technology | 27 Mar 2014 |
China’s Harbin Bank is set to raise $1.1 billion from its Hong Kong IPO after pricing shares at the bottom of the indicative range. CITIC Capital is one of seven cornerstone investors in the offering.
Greater China | 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 |
CITIC Capital is one of seven cornerstone investors that will cover 43% of Harbin Bank’s Hong Kong IPO, which is expected to raise up to HK$10.1 billion ($1.3 billion), although subscriptions to the offering have reportedly been delayed due to concerns...
Investments | 19 Mar 2014 |
Monument Group, a Boston-headquartered placement agent with a presence in the US and UK, has expanded into Asia, with a Hong Kong office now in operation. A Tokyo base will follow later this year.
Advisory | 18 Mar 2014 |
Sunshine 100 China Holding, a Chinese property developer backed by Warburg Pincus, has launched its Hong Kong IPO, seeking up to HK$2.4 million ($310 million).
Greater China | 28 Feb 2014 |
Sunfonda Group Holdings, the second largest luxury auto dealer in China - and a Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) portfolio company - plans to raise up to HK$683 million ($88 million) through a Hong Kong IPO.
Greater China | 28 Feb 2014 |
Hong Kong’s financial secretary, John Tsang, reaffirmed the government’s plans to extend the profits tax exemption for offshore funds to include private equity, promising to “take forward the legislative work as soon as possible.”
Regulation | 27 Feb 2014 |
China’s National Council for Social Security Fund (NSSF) will commit about $19.8 million as a cornerstone investor in Poly Culture’s HK$2.57 billion ($331 million) Hong Kong IPO.
Greater China | 25 Feb 2014 |
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