Driven by the popularity of music, TV dramas and beauty products, Korea’s cultural cachet has never been stronger. PE and strategic investors want to monetize the phenomenon, for as long as it lasts
Bridgeport Capital has taken full ownership of Hawkesbridge Private Equity and will integrate the latter’s portfolio into its own. This follows a management buyout of Hawkesbridge’s property unit at the end of last year.
Recent consolidation moves in India’s technology sector are a welcome sight for investors that have poured money into battles for market share. However, not all start-ups should be resigned to this fate
Uber's experience in China suggests that foreign internet companies should be careful when picking their battles and wherever possible emphasize the international angle
Didi Chuxing, the leading ride-hailing app operator in China, has announced that it will acquire Uber's local operation, ending a costly battle between the two unprofitable businesses. Both companies have received substantial private equity and strategic...
Indian classifieds site Quikr has acquired Hiree, an online hiring platform focused on white collar jobs and backed by IDG Ventures.
Alibaba Pictures, the Chinese internet giant’s Hong Kong-listed film and entertainment unit, has launched a RMB2 billion ($300 million) fund that will make movie and TV-related investments.
The Poseidon Group, a Hong Kong and Singapore-based due diligence and business intelligence provider, has been acquired by global regulatory risk and compliance player Exiger.
Gopher Asset Management, the PE arm of Noah Holdings, has teamed up with Chinese movies-to-gaming company Perfect World to launch a media and culture M&A fund that has a target of RMB2 billion ($300 million).
Alibaba Group has bought China-based Android mobile app platform Wandoujia - which has several VC and PE investors, including DCM Ventures and Goldman Sachs - for an undisclosed sum.
Chinese interest in semiconductor assets has again put the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US under the spotlight. Not all deals get through, but corporate China is generally braver and better informed
China Everbright (CEL) and IDG Capital Partners have launched a joint M&A investment fund of at least RMB20 billion ($3 billion) in size that will support the growth of companies in China and overseas.
Canadian investment services firm Pavilion Financial has agreed to acquire Altius Associates, a PE advisor and fund manager with a presence across Asia Pacific, Europe and North America.
Vistra, a Hong Kong-based corporate services provider owned by Baring Private Equity Asia, has acquired Indian professional services group Ujwal Management Services.
Two Asian frontier markets e-commerce platforms created by Rocket Internet – Daraz and Kaymu – have agreed to merge.
VC-backed Chinese vacation-rental website Tujia.com has agreed to take control of its industry peer Mayi.com, which has also received venture investment, for an undisclosed sum.
NXP Semiconductors, a Dutch chip maker listed in the US, has agreed to sell its standard products business to Chinese state-owned private equity firm Jianguang Asset Management (JAC Capital) and Wise Road Capital for $2.75 billion.
Chinese GP Chenhui Venture Partners have teamed up with one of its LP – Shenzhen-listed company Lancy Group – to create a Sino-South Korea PE fund that will invest in consumer and technology companies.
Malaysia-based gym membership app KFit, which is supported by Sequoia Capital and Venturra Capital, has agreed to acquire Groupon’s Indonesia business.
Two Chinese companies – Everbright Securities and entertainment specialist Beijing Baofeng Technology – have acquired a 65% stake in Italy-based sports media rights firm MP & Silva (MPS).
China Zhejiang Yinlun Machinery, a Shenzhen-listed manufacturer of heat exchangers, has acquired US-based counterpart Thermal Dynamics International (TDL) for $56.65 million, facilitating a full exit to US private equity backer Evergreen Pacific Partners.
American Capital, which has a presence in Asia through its energy and infrastructure investment business, will be acquired by Ares Capital Corporation (ACC) in a deal worth $3.43 billion.
Indian financial services provider Religare Enterprises has sold its stake in Landmark Partners, a US private equity firm specializing in secondary funds.