TA Associate Partners-backed SpeedCast has completed a buyout of Australian Satellite Communications (ASC). The company provides satellite-based communications solutions throughout Australia...
Technology | 06 Dec 2012 |
GCS Capital, a Hong Kong-based private equity firm, is in exclusive talks to buy Dexia’s asset management arm. It is estimated that the deal could be worth EUR500 million, lower than the EUR750 million Dexia was reportedly seeking when it put the asset...
Financials | 05 Dec 2012 |
Boyu Capital has invested in Stelux Holdings through a subscription for HK$371 million ($47.8 million) of convertible bonds issued by the Hong Kong retailer. As part of the deal, CEO Joseph Wong said he planned to nominate Boyu’s Mary Ma and Alex Wong...
Greater China | 05 Dec 2012 |
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), Canada’s third-largest pension fund, is planning to open a Hong Kong office next year as part of efforts to diversify its investments. Its domestic counterpart, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, has already...
LPs | 07 Nov 2012 |
Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has relocated Managing Director Jacques Roizen from New York to Hong Kong to support the development of the firm’s Asia team. He has been with A&M for 10 years and was responsible for setting up the revenue enhancement practice...
People | 06 Nov 2012 |
The future of independent Asian fund-of-funds has long been a matter for debate if only due to the resource pressures. Fundraising can be a protracted process, which means some people spend long periods on the road; stricter compliance requirements are...
LPs | 31 Oct 2012 |
Taiwanese financial services company SinoPac plans to set up a fund administration unit in Hong Kong targeting private equity and hedge funds with less than $100 million in assets under management.
Advisory | 30 Oct 2012 |
Hong Kong-based private equity firm Pacific Century Group has acquired several parts of ING’s life insurance operations. It will pay EUR1.64 billion ($2.14 billion) for the Dutch financial institution’s life insurance, general insurance, pension and...
Greater China | 22 Oct 2012 |
A former leading manager at China Asset Management (CAMC), one of the country’s largest domestic mutual fund providers, has registered a private equity firm in Qianhai, the development zone in Shenzhen through which renminbi-denominated funds will be...
Fundraising | 19 Oct 2012 |
Hong Kong-listed Chevalier International is said to be in exclusive talks regarding an investment in Australia’s Moraitis, a fruit and vegetable wholesaler backed by Catalyst Investment Managers.
Australasia | 11 Oct 2012 |
Hong Kong-based Themes Investment Partners has led a $20 million equity financing round in LoneStar Heart, a California-based biomedical company developing new therapies for patients with heart failure.
Greater China | 11 Oct 2012 |
Loeb & Loeb has launched its second Asia office in Hong Kong, having opened in Beijing three years ago. The law firm's Hong Kong operations will run in conjunction with local player Pang & Co. Benny Pang, managing partner at Pang & Co, will join Loeb...
Greater China | 08 Oct 2012 |
Morrison & Foerster has recruited Jeremy Hunt as a partner in its Hong Kong-based corporate practice. Hunt joins after 24 years at Allen & Overy, where he worked on numerous private equity transactions involving the likes of The Carlyle Group, Temasek...
People | 04 Oct 2012 |
SJ Berwin has appointed George Pinkham as head of its Hong Kong office. Effective October 1, Pinkham will lead the law firm’s expansion plans across Asia Pacific, building on its existing practices in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Greater China | 26 Sep 2012 |
TA Associates has completed the buyout of SpeedCast, a Hong Kong-based network and satellite communications service provider, from Asia Satellite Telecommunications for $32.2 million. Company management is also participating through ownership of a small...
Greater China | 24 Sep 2012 |
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India's private equity industry is in a state of transition, and only funds that are nimble on their feet and adaptive will ultimately survive. Find out what you need to navigate India's changing landscape at the 14th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture India Forum on 5-6 December. Last year's Forum was attended by more than 250 top executives coming from 15 different countries and territories around the globe. Over 50 LPs joined the event, including dozens of foreign investors looking to increase their allocations to India or to invest in the country for the very first time. The conference featured in-depth analysis about India's private equity industry with sessions that covered topics ranging from confronting the difficult exit and fundraising environment, to understanding regulatory changes, to predicting where the industry will likely be in 2015.
Date: 5-6 December 2013
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After a decade-long mining boom the economy is experiencing a loss of momentum and the resulting deal flow reduction and lack of value in the market means GPs are chasing many of the same acquisition targets. That said, the exit market is recovering with both IPOs and M&A activity picking up, and an increase in LPs appetite for the asset class, and the recent government change means that the industry is cautiously optimistic for the future and expecting a rise in activity over the next 12 months.
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