India’s internet giants are becoming more acquisitive, but they still play a minor role in VC firms’ planning. To raise their influence these companies first need to stabilize their...
South Asia | 25 Nov 2015
Partners Group has acquired a minority stake in Aiyingshi, a China-based maternity and baby products retailer, with a view to helping the company secure acquisitions and licensing agreements overseas.
Expansion | 23 Nov 2015 |
For the past six years, capital has flowed relatively freely from Taiwan to China while deals going in the opposite direction have faced close regulatory scrutiny. Can wider economic realities redress the balance?
Greater China | 18 Nov 2015
CarTrade, an Indian online used car portal backed by Warburg Pincus and Tiger Global Management, has bought a majority stake in online automotive sales platform CarWale from its owner, German media conglomerate Axel Springer.
South Asia | 13 Nov 2015 |
Placement agent and advisory firm Eaton Partners has agreed to be acquired by Stifel Financial Corp, a US-listed financial services holding company with a strong presence in investment banking and wealth management.
Advisory | 10 Nov 2015 |
Alibaba Group has agreed to acquire US-listed Chinese online video platform Youku Tudou in an all-cash deal that values the company at approximately $4.8 billion.
Greater China | 09 Nov 2015 |
China-based travel services companies Ctrip and Baidu-controlled Qunar have agreed an all-share merger that will create a single dominant player in the domestic hotel and air ticket booking market.
Greater China | 27 Oct 2015 |
The proposed acquisitions of online video platform Youku Tudou by Alibaba could be a crucial move in the battle for content being contested by China's internet giants
Technology | 20 Oct 2015
Chinese media company LeTV Holdings has acquired 70% in Yongche.com, facilitating an exit for existing shareholders in the car rental and taxi-booking app.
Greater China | 20 Oct 2015 |
Alibaba Group is looking to take full ownership of Chinese online video platform Youku Tudou in a deal that values the US-listed company at approximately $4.2 billion.
Exits | 16 Oct 2015 |
Good Resources Holdings, a Hong Kong-listed investment firm controlled by Chinese billionaire Kin-Ming Cheng, will set up a joint global MA& fund worth $5 billion in conjunction with Bank of China’s Hong Kong asset management unit.
Fundraising | 16 Oct 2015 |
Following the announced merger of Dianping and Meituan, further consolidation is expected in China's online-to-offline (O2O) services market
Venture | 14 Oct 2015
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 is thought the combined entity would be worth at least $15 billion.
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 |
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