Baring Private Equity Asia has sold its 41.65% stake in air freight and passenger services provider Cardig Aero Services (CAS) to Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS) for IDR1.1 billion...
Exits | 25 Feb 2014 |
Kendall Court has acquired Intrepid Mines’ interest in the Tujuh Bukit copper-gold project in Indonesia for $80 million, ending the Australia-listed resources company’s long-running ownership dispute over the asset.
Regulation | 25 Feb 2014 |
500 Startups and existing investors Gree Ventures have together invested in Bukalapak, an Indonesian e-commerce marketplace, alongside two Japanese strategic investors: price comparison site Aucfan.com and digital marketing firm IREP.
Southeast Asia | 14 Feb 2014 |
Rocket Internet’s price comparison platform, PricePanda, has raised $3 million from German retailer Tengelmann Group to expand its Southeast Asia footprint. It currently operates in Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore.
Southeast Asia | 28 Jan 2014 |
Indonesian conglomerate The Bakrie Group has reportedly led a $25 million Series C round of funding for Path, a San Francisco-based social network platform. Existing investors also participated in the round, including Greylock Partners, KPCB, Index Ventures,...
Southeast Asia | 13 Jan 2014 |
KKR has reached a final close of $2 billion on its KKR Special Situations Fund (KSSF), double its original target of $1 billion. It will make distressed and event-driven investments in Europe, Asia and North America.
Distressed/Special Situations | 10 Jan 2014 |
Blitzmegaplex, an Indonesian movie theater chain backed by Quvat Management, is targeting an IPO in the first quarter of 2014 as it seeks to raise capital for expansion.
Exits | 09 Jan 2014 |
Indonesian online babycare retailer Bilna.com has raised a new round of funding led by Digital Garage Incubation, with participation from Golden Gate Ventures, Japanese animation studios TMS Entertainment and existing investors Cyber Agent Ventures and...
Southeast Asia | 07 Jan 2014 |
Foreign investors will be able to take larger stakes in Indonesia’s power, advertising and pharmaceuticals sectors as part of efforts to boost the country’s slowing economy. The changes require formal presidential endorsement before they can come...
Southeast Asia | 29 Dec 2013 |
Rocket Internet’s Southeast Asian online shopping mall, Lazada, has raised a $250 million round of funding from Tesco, Access Industries, and return backers Investment AB Kinnevik and Verlinvest.
Southeast Asia | 10 Dec 2013 |
Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) has invested an additional $25 million in Navigat, an Indonesian company that develops independent power systems for off-grid locations. The equity commitment came in conjunction with a $279 million debt refinancing...
Expansion | 09 Dec 2013 |
Two substantial partial exits that can be seen to justify the Indonesia investment thesis for global PE firms were among those nominated for Exit of the Year: TPG Capital and Northstar Group’s agreed sale of more than 30% of Bank Tabungan PensiunanNasional...
Exits | 04 Dec 2013
Japan's Transcomos has led a $5 million Series B round of funding for Berrybenka, picking a more than 30% interest in the Indonesian fashion e-commerce start-up. Existing backer GREE Venture also participated.
Southeast Asia | 22 Nov 2013 |
Exhilway Global, a US-based hedge fund and emerging markets private equity manager, has closed its maiden mines and minerals PE fund at $200 million. The vehicle will acquire and operate mines in alliance with local companies in Indonesia, as well as...
Fundraising | 21 Nov 2013 |
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