Rival Chinese online-to-offline (O2O) services platforms Dianping and Meituan – both of which have received substantial private equity and strategic funding – have agreed to merge. It...
Greater China | 08 Oct 2015 |
Fosun Group and the Zhejiang provincial government will launch a RMB10 billion ($1.6 billion) renminbi-denominated fund-of-funds (FoF), with a view to restructuring and transforming different industries.
Greater China | 25 Sep 2015 |
Ascendent Capital Partners’ China strategy involves advising companies first and raising the prospect of investment second, perhaps with a sizeable gap in between. Does this signal change in the middle market?
Expansion | 23 Sep 2015
Chinese internet security software provider Qihoo360 Technology, which recently received a take-private offer from its management and VC investors, intends to acquire a majority stake in Hong Kong-listed Vision Values. It is suggested Qihoo might seek...
Greater China | 24 Aug 2015 |
Taiwan's National Development Council (NDC) will launch a NT$20 billion ($609 million) fund to assist domestic companies with mergers and acquisitions.
Greater China | 24 Aug 2015 |
Indian customer engagement and marketing platform Mobikon, which is backed by Jungle Ventures, has bought Singapore's feedback management start-up Trii.be.
Southeast Asia | 17 Aug 2015 |
Taiwan's Yuanta Financial Holdings is to acquire Ta Chong Bank, a local mid-size commercial bank backed by The Carlyle Group, in a deal worth NT$56.55 billion ($1.7 billion).
Greater China | 14 Aug 2015 |
Indian autorickshaw-hailing start-up Jugnoo, a portfolio company of Snow Leopard Technology Ventures, has bought taxi aggregator BookMyCab for an undisclosed sum.
South Asia | 29 Jul 2015 |
GSR Capital and its affiliate Go Scale Capital has raised $1 billion for a cross-border buyout and M&A fund, which it hopes will translate into $5 billion worth of dry powder once debt financing and co-investment are factored in.
Greater China | 27 Jul 2015 |
Nintex Group, an Australian software provider backed by TA Associates, has agreed to acquire Drawloop Technologies, a US-based software platform that offers automated document services.
Buyouts | 09 Jul 2015 |
MUFG Investor Services, the asset servicing group of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, will buy UBS Global Asset Management's Alternative Fund Services (AFS) business.
North Asia | 22 Jun 2015 |
Panasonic Healthcare, the Japanese medical equipment manufacturer in which KKR acquired a majority stake last year, has agreed to buy Bayer’s diabetes care business for EUR1.02 billion ($1.15 billion).
Healthcare | 11 Jun 2015 |
Having supported Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology acquisition of Italy’s CompagniaItalianaFormeAcciaio (CIFA) seven years ago, Mandarin Capital Partners (MCP) didn’t hesitate in suggesting that the Chinese construction machinery manufacturer...
Buyouts | 09 Jun 2015
Hony Capital and CITIC Goldstone will cover close to three quarters of a RMB9 billion ($1.45 billion) private placement by Shanghai-listed Bright Dairy, which will be used fund the acquisition of Israel-based Tnuva Food Industries from its parent, Bright...
Consumer | 09 Jun 2015 |
Alibaba Pictures, a Hong Kong-listed film and entertainment unit owned by Alibaba Group, plans to raise about HK$12.1 billion ($1.56 billion) through a share placement to help finance potential acquisitions in the media industry.
Greater China | 05 Jun 2015 |
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