Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is expanding its Asia operations with the addition of a pre-investment due diligence unit to complement existing performance improvement, turnaround management and...
Advisory | 29 Jan 2015 |
Meinian Onehealth Healthcare, China’s largest private provider of healthcare check-up services and a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, has invested in industry rival Ciming Health Checkup Management Group.
Greater China | 20 Jan 2015 |
Alibaba Group has purchased a controlling stake in AdChina, a digital advertising technology firm that previously received funding from several VC investors.
Greater China | 15 Jan 2015 |
51Talk.com, a Chinese online English-learning platform backed by several VC investors, has acquired industry peer 91Waijiao.com for an undisclosed sum.
Greater China | 14 Jan 2015 |
Zomato, a VC-backed restaurant search service based in India, has acquired US-based counterpart Urbanspoon as it seeks to accelerate growth in overseas markets.
Buyouts | 13 Jan 2015 |
Chinese media and entertainment group Enlight Media has launched a venture fund with a target of RMB1 billion ($160 million).
Greater China | 15 Dec 2014 |
Healthcare-focused private equity firms want to take technologies from developed markets into China, leveraging rising domestic demand. It is a lucrative strategy, but not necessarily a straightforward one
Healthcare | 03 Dec 2014 |
SummitView Capital has partnered with the Shanghai government to launch a RMB10 billion ($1.7 billion) private equity fund, which will invest in semiconductor manufacturers.
Greater China | 26 Nov 2014 |
Australia's Campaign Monitor, an email marketing software developer backed by Insight Venture Partners and SalesForce, has acquired US survey software developer GetFeedback.
Australasia | 19 Nov 2014 |
Macromill, the Japanese online research firm controlled by Bain Capital, has bought Dutch marketing analytics firm MetrixLab. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Technology | 06 Nov 2014 |
In Study Group, Australian tertiary education has a strong example of how PE can support cross-border expansion. But now the smart money is going into vocational and early learning services
Australasia | 22 Oct 2014 |
Japanese telecom giant SoftBank has agreed to buy DramaFever, a streaming video service that specializes in Korean TV shows and movies. Financial details were not disclosed.
North Asia | 15 Oct 2014 |
Chinese search giant Baidu has bought a controlling stake in Brazil-based Peixe Urbano, an online discount platform that has received several rounds of VC funding, for an undisclosed sum.
Technology | 10 Oct 2014 |
Hony Capital has acquired Shanghai Yangsi Hospital, the largest privately-owned hospital in Shanghai. The deal size was not disclosed but it is said to amount to hundreds of millions of renminbi.
Greater China | 10 Oct 2014 |
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
4-6 March 2015, The Westin, Sydney
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The market is relatively optimistic as a new government that is viewed favourable to a balanced investment arena is introduced and we see an increase in deal activity. The hopes for a flourishing PE market amid the euphoria of 2012 has not yet been realised but the potential is still present and now may well be the time for the country to take off in its own right and increase its reputation as THE hot market in Southeast Asia.
24 March 2015, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta