GenNext Ventures, the VC arm of Reliance Industries, has tied up with Microsoft Ventures India to launch an accelerator program, with a view to catalyzing the Indian technology start-up...
South Asia | 10 Sep 2014 |
Providence Equity has made a partial exit from Idea Celluar, a Indian mobile network operator promoted by Aditya Birla Group, selling a 2.3% stake - or a quarter of its previous holding - for around INR14.1 billion ($234 million) via an open market transaction....
South Asia | 05 Sep 2014 |
German start-up incubator Rocket Internet and Investment AB Kinnevik, Rocket's biggest backer, are to consolidate five emerging market fashion e-commerce brands into a single global company with a combined valuation of EUR2.7 billion ($3.5 billion).
Europe | 05 Sep 2014 |
World Bank investment arm International Finance Corporation (IFC) has invested $27.5 million in Lucid Colloids, one of the top four producers of food additive guar gum.
Industrials | 04 Sep 2014 |
Heramb Hajarnavis, a director and leader of KKR’s private equity business in India, is leaving the firm to pursue other opportunities.
People | 03 Sep 2014 |
Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC Private has agreed to set up a joint venture with India's Brigade Group to focus on residential real estate investments.
South Asia | 02 Sep 2014 |
Tiger Global has led a $65 million investment in Hike, the Indian mobile message app.
South Asia | 01 Sep 2014 |
Forum Synergies has led a $15 million Series C round of funding for Attero, India’s largest electronic asset management company.
Venture | 01 Sep 2014 |
Gulpreet Kohli, the managing director at ChrysCapital Partners primarily responsible for fundraising, is leaving the firm. The Indian GP informed LPs of his impending departure last week.
People | 29 Aug 2014 |
Milestone Capital Advisors has exited its stake in warehouse complex Acorn Warehouse & Logistics Parks for $24 million, generating a 1.5x return.
Real estate | 28 Aug 2014 |
Snowman Logistics, the PE-backed cold chain unit of Gateway Distriparks, is aiming to raise up to INR1.97 billion after launching its India IPO this week - the first since the country voted in a new government last May.
South Asia | 27 Aug 2014 |
As founder and managing director of Asia’s only education-focused GP, Sandeep Aneja has found that a career in private equity can be a much about finding questions as funding answers
People | 27 Aug 2014
India's fast-growing quick service restaurant (QSR) sector is one of the many symptoms of a country that is increasingly cash-rich and time-poor as its middle class swells.
Expansion | 27 Aug 2014 |
Nereus Capital has invested in China's Hareon Solar to support development of 150 megawatts of solar power projects in India over the next two years.
South Asia | 26 Aug 2014 |
Indian education-focused GP Kaizen Private Equity has opened an office in Silicon Valley ahead of launching its first pan-Asian fund, which has a target of $120 million.
South Asia | 22 Aug 2014 |
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As investor's confidence in the domestic economy is restored, Taiwan's private equity sector players are anticipating a long-awaited upswing in activity, especially with a more transparent and open regulatory environment to revive growth. Positive signals from the government include the new M&A regulation, which will add on protection of minority shareholders upon its launch. The National Development Fund has also injected billions of cash into local funds in an effort to support industrial innovation.
20 November 2014, The Westin Hotel, Taipei
With the empathic and historic victory of Narendra Modi at the recent elections in India, the market confidence has improved significantly. Until recently, India was mentioned in financial markets only in a negative light given the enormous potential and lack of delivery. Difficulties in exiting, arbitrary taxation and poor governance are just some of the chronic problems deterring investors.
Discover what repercussions the latest political developments will have on the private equity industry, the outlook for the next wave of fundraising, where GPs expect to source exits and the best way forward for existing and potential investors.
2-3 December 2014, Taj Lands End Hotel, Mumbai