China Water Affairs Group, a Hong Kong-listed integrated water service provider, has agreed to acquire Goldtrust Water Holdings for $109.71 million, facilitating an exit for J.P. Morgan’s real assets fund.
Greater China | 29 Apr 2015 |
China's legendary traffic jams are a source of frustration to countless tourists and locals, not to mention a major cause of pollution. With studies putting the average speed of traffic in Beijing at 7.5 miles per hour, there is a clear opportunity for...
Venture | 22 Apr 2015 |
Indian travel site MakeMyTrip has acquired VC-backed travel planning startup Mygola.
South Asia | 22 Apr 2015 |
GIC Private, China Renaissance Capital Investment (CRCI) and GL Capital Group are among 26 investors subscribing to a HK$5 billion ($645 million) share placement by China Traditional Chinese Medicine (China TCM), intended to generate capital for acquisitions.
Expansion | 22 Apr 2015 |
Ninebot, a China-based electric scooter manufacturer, has bought its US-based rival Segway for an undisclosed sum and raised $80 million in Series A funding.
Greater China | 16 Apr 2015 |
Alibaba Group plans to inject the operations of its online pharmacy business into Alibaba Health Information Technology (Alibaba Health), a Hong Kong-listed healthcare company that it bought alongside Yungfeng Capital last year, in a deal worth HK$19.4...
Greater China | 15 Apr 2015 |
Japanese telecom giant KDDI has acquired a majority stake in VC-backed premium group-buying site Luxa.
Buyouts | 15 Apr 2015 |
Indian online marketplace Snapdeal has acquired venture capital-backed online bill payment service FreeCharge in a deal said to be worth as much as $450 million.
South Asia | 09 Apr 2015 |
A Chinese consortium led by Go Scale Capital will buy an 80.1% stake in Philips’ combined LED components and automotive lighting unit at an enterprise valuation of $3.3 billion.
Greater China | 01 Apr 2015 |
Meinian Onehealth Healthcare Group, the largest private provider of preventive healthcare check-up services in China and a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group among others, plans to list in Shenzhen through a reverse merger with Jiangsu Sanyou Group.
Greater China | 30 Mar 2015 |
Start Today - the Japanese start-up behind fashion site Zozotown - has acquired VC-backed e-commerce solution provider Aratana.
North Asia | 27 Mar 2015 |
SIIC Environment, a Chinese water treatment firm backed by China Investment Corporation (CIC), RRJ Capital and CCBI International, has agreed to buy industry peer Fudan Water for RMB1.55 billion ($249 million).
Cleantech | 26 Mar 2015 |
Livesense - a Japanese internet company known for its flagship career search site Jobsense - has acquired a 71.7% stake in VC-backed e-commerce start-up Waja for JPY400 million ($3.3 million).
Exits | 26 Mar 2015 |
Cheetah Mobile, a US-listed Chinese internet security software provider backed by Matrix Partners and Tencent Holdings, has purchased VC-backed mobile ad network MobPartner for $58 million.
Greater China | 17 Mar 2015 |
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
245-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo