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 |
Shenzhen-listed Jiangsu Hongda New Material will acquire Chinese outdoor advertising business Focus Media, which was taken private two years ago by a consortium of PE investors and company management, for RMB45.7 billion ($7.37 billion), paving the way...
Greater China | 03 Jun 2015 |
Mandarin Capital Management (MCP) has teamed up with Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology to acquire a 75% stake in Ladurner, an Italy-based waste treatment and environment firm, for EUR75 million ($82 million).
Greater China | 02 Jun 2015 |
Avago Technologies, a Singapore-incorporated chip maker backed by Silver Lake Partners, has agreed to buy its NASDAQ-listed rival Broadcom Corp. for $37 billion in cash and stock.
Buyouts | 29 May 2015 |
Aberdeen Asset Management has bought FLAG Capital Management, the US-based firm that acquired Asia-focused fund-of-funds Squadron Capital in 2012. The financials of the transaction were not disclosed.
Buyouts | 29 May 2015 |
Survey Sampling International (SSI), a US-based market research company backed by Palo-Alto PE firm HGGC, will acquire online research panels MyOpinions, of Australia, and SmileCity Limited, of New Zealand.
Australasia | 28 May 2015 |
DTZ, a property services provider owned by TPG Capital, PAG Asia Capital and co-investor Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), has agreed to buy industry peer Cushman & Wakefield for an enterprise value of $2 billion.
Buyouts | 12 May 2015 |
Chinese online marketplace 58.com has acquired local recruitment site ChinaHR.com from its parent company Sangroup, an Irish recruitment firm.
Greater China | 11 May 2015 |
Spring Capital has merged mobile handset manufacturer Vanzo Communication Technology with Shanghai-listed Hubei Kaile Science and Technology. This represents a liquidity event for the China-focused investor.
Greater China | 06 May 2015 |
India's Fortis Healthcare will sell its Singapore-based diagnostics arm RadLink-Asia to Fullerton Healthcare Group for S$111 million ($83.5 million).
South Asia | 04 May 2015 |
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 |
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South Korea continues to solidify its position as a premier destination for Asian private equity and venture capital investments. In 2014, nearly US$11 billion was invested into South Korean companies with exits topping US$8 billion, the highest return figures in the last 10 years. It is easy to see why international and domestic GP's hold South Korea in high regard, being one of few Asian destinations where large leveraged buyouts are possible.
Venture capital is also gaining momentum as the Park Geun Hye-led government continues to advance on initiatives to promote innovation and foster SMEs. With capital inflows and creative input from local and international VCs, South Korea is living up to its reputation as a flourishing venture ecosystem as we witness the rise of angel consortia, accelerators, and local offices for established VC funds.
This intensive and highly focused event will provide front row seats into one of Asia's most vibrant private equity markets. Key players will share their views on private equity and venture capital in Korea, Asia and beyond.
15 September 2015, South Korea- Westin Chosun, Seoul
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.
25-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo