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.
Australian mid-market GP Advent Partners has agreed to sell Integrated Packaging Group (IPG), an industrial and agricultural packaging business, to listed counterpart Pro-Pac in a deal worth A$177.5 million ($142.9 million).
Changes to China's overseas M&A guidance could mean changes for investors in the country seeking to purchase foreign assets
Online logistics platforms GoGoVan and 58 Suyun have combined their complementary business models to fuel their Asia expansion plans
Freshworks, an India and US-based cloud business software developer with several VC backers, has acquired Indian marketing software start-up Zarget.
Hong Kong-based GoGoVan, a VC-backed logistics start-up, and 58 Suyun, a freight unit of Chinese online-to-offline local services platform 58 Daojia, have agreed on an all-share merger that will create Asia’s largest online platform in the intra-city...
Big River Industries, an Australia-based construction materials manufacturer that Anacacia Capital took public three months ago, has bought industry peer Midcoast Timbers.
Ele.me, a Chinese food delivery ordering platform backed by Alibaba Holdings and several private equity investors, has confirmed its merger with Baidu Waimai, the food delivery business of Chinese internet giant Baidu.
Australia’s competition regulator has expressed concerns about the merger of outside school care providers Camp Australia and Junior Adventures Group (JAG), both of which are private equity-owned.
BC Ings, a Japanese cram school operator owned by CLSA Capital Partners (CLSA CP), has acquired local counterpart Akasaka Gakuin.
US-based co-working space operator WeWork plans to acquire Singapore-based counterpart Spacemob for an undisclosed sum. The capital will come from a $500 million investment pool established to fuel WeWork's expansion in Southeast Asia and South Korea.
Indian online marketplace Snapdeal has called off a planned merger with rival Flipkart and will pursue a restructuring plan to allow it to survive as an independent entity. Both companies have substantial PE and VC backing.