Australian surfwear brand Billabong International has received a A$198 million ($150 million) non-binding buyout offer from Boardriders, owner of the Quiksilver brand. Both companies are backed by Oaktree Capital Management.
Rival Chinese online truck logistics platforms Huochebang and Yunmanman – both of which have received substantial private equity and venture funding – have agreed to merge.
US-based mobile marketing platform AppLovin has terminated a planned $1.4 billion acquisition by Orient Hontai Capital, a PE unit of China’s Orient Securities, after a long delay in the regulatory approval process. It has opted for a debt-based deal...
Indian interior design company HomeLane, which is backed by Aarin Capital and Sequoia Capital, has bought Accel Partners-backed online furniture marketplace Capricoast.
Beijing Bytedance Technology, the parent company of Chinese news aggregator Toutiao, has agreed to acquire Musical.ly, a VC-backed short video social networking platform.
Avendus Capital, an Indian financial services firm owned by KKR, has bought technology-focused venture capital firm Zodius Capital.
Japan’s J-Star has acquired 100% of domestic veterinary services company Forpets as a bolt-on of existing portfolio company JVCC. It is JVCC’s third such transaction this year.
Chinese outbound M&A is stigmatized at the moment due to concerns about regulatory barriers both foreign and domestic, but buyers and sellers can reach mutually beneficial compromises
Shanghai-based Xing Bian Li, a VC-backed new retail company that integrates online and offline channels, has acquired industry counterpart 51 Snackbar.
Partnerships between Chinese strategic investors and private equity firms remain a popular model for pursuing outbound acquisitions, but each party should understand the other’s expectations before closing deals, PE professionals told the China M&A...
Western sellers should do more to understand Chinese buyers rather than backing away from potentially superior bids due to concerns about regulatory approvals, industry participants told the China M&A Forum.
A new generation of Chinese technology companies – conscious of the need to stay competitive – are becoming more active M&A players as they choose to buy rather than build their way into multiple verticals
A couple of high-profile rejections of Chinese deals overshadow the fact that most foreign investments in the country receive approval. Prospective buyers are advised to engage with interested parties from the outset
The Philippines was praised for its political stability as investor wariness around President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on drugs became a recurring talking point at the AVCJ Philippines Forum.
The growth in outbound M&A among Chinese investors has created significant exit opportunities for PE investors
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the US has a huge a backlog of applications to process and a staffing shortage. Potential buyers have little choice but to be patient
Yun Zhou, a partner with Chinese law firm Zhong Lun, discusses the effects of Chinese government guidelines on outbound investment in terms of who will be doing these deals, and how
China’s One Belt One Road agenda is set to be a driving force in M&A activity that reshapes economies across Eurasia for decades to come. Early movers are consequently negotiating a new world of variables
Following the issuance of regulatory guidance, the aggression and opportunism that once characterized corporate China’s approach to overseas M&A will be replaced by moderation and consideration
Shop CJ Network, an Indian home-shopping channel in which Providence Equity Partners holds a 50% interest, will be acquired by industry peer HomeShop18.
New Zealand’s Waterman Capital has exited its entire 50% stake in HealthLink, a local online services provider for the healthcare industry, to Ireland-based medical technology specialist Clanwilliam.
Japan’s Mizuho Bank has launched a private equity fund focused on middle-market companies in the ASEAN region with a target corpus of $250 million.
J-Star has made a full exit from Japanese pet services business Three Arrows to domestic GP Création Capital, its co-investor on the original deal.