South Korea is planning to relax restrictions concerning M&A transactions in a bid to encourage investment by private equity and strategic investors.
Buyouts | 07 Mar 2014 |
China’s Jiuding Capital has reached a $150 million first close on its second US dollar-denominated vehicle. Investors include sovereign wealth funds and insurance companies from North America and Asia.
Greater China | 06 Mar 2014 |
Chinese technology firms are becoming increasingly acquisitive, with certain players snapping up assets within months of going public. What is driving this change?
Buyouts | 05 Mar 2014 |
Beijing Capital Group, a Chinese state-owned enterprise principally involved in infrastructure, has outmuscled bidders including The Carlyle Group to buy Transpacific Industries Group’s (TPI) New Zealand waste management business for NZ$950 million...
Buyouts | 03 Mar 2014 |
Chinese online retailer Vipshop Holdings, a DCM and Sequoia Capital portfolio company that went public in the US in 2012, has agreed to buy a 75% stake in cosmetics and fashion products site Lefeng.com for approximately $132.5 million.
Exits | 17 Feb 2014 |
Sungy Mobile, a VC-backed Chinese app developer that went public on NASDAQ last year, has acquired GetJar, a US-based mobile ad network. GetJar previously raised three rounds of VC funding, two led by Accel Partners and the third led by Tiger Global....
Technology | 13 Feb 2014 |
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has offered to buy the 72% of NASDAQ-listed AutoNavi Holdings that it doesn’t already own for $1.13 billion. The take-private deal would value the digital mapping and navigation firm, which has previously received...
Buyouts | 11 Feb 2014 |
Thomas Cook India, which was bought by Fairbridge Capital in 2012, has agreed to merge with Sterling Holding Resorts India, another private equity-backed enterprise, in a part-equity, part-cash deal worth INR8.7 billion ($140 million).
Buyouts | 10 Feb 2014 |
Infinity Group, the Israel-based PE firm created by China Development Bank and local conglomerate IDB Group, has teamed up with oil technology firm Glori Energy to acquire oil-producing assets in Texas from Petro-Hunt for $40 million.
Greater China | 07 Feb 2014 |
Envision Pharma Group, a scientific communication company backed by US-based private equity firm The Halifax Group, has acquired Australian medical writing firm ProSribe in a move to expand its Asian footprint.
Australasia | 06 Feb 2014 |
Corporate private equity arms are catching on in China as companies beyond the tech space develop an appetite for investment. What does it mean for the industry’s independent incumbents?
Greater China | 29 Jan 2014 |
Suning Commerce, a Chinese home appliance retailer, has acquired group buying site Manzuo.com. Transaction terms were not disclosed but the investment was said to facilitate a full exit for VC backer KPCB China.
Greater China | 28 Jan 2014 |
Feihe International, a Chinese infant formula and milk power producer backed by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA), has acquired industry peer Jilin Alf Beta Dairy.
Greater China | 20 Jan 2014 |
Thanks to the rapid emergence of internet protocol TV (IPTV), South Korea’s cable TV operators are expected to broadcast across the country regardless of regulatory hurdles.
Expansion | 15 Jan 2014 |
LightInTheBox, the venture capital-backed Chinese online retailer that went public in the US last year, has acquired US social e-commerce site Ador for an undisclosed sum.
Exits | 08 Jan 2014 |
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Join us at the 11th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Australia and New Zealand Forum on 5-7 March at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney to find out how funds of varying size are raising capital, sourcing deals and exits, as well as all you need to know to effectively navigate Australasia's changing alternative asset landscape.
After a decade-long mining boom the economy is experiencing a loss of momentum and the resulting deal flow reduction and lack of value in the market means GPs are chasing many of the same acquisition targets. That said, the exit market is recovering with both IPOs and M&A activity picking up, and an increase in LPs appetite for the asset class, and the recent government change means that the industry is cautiously optimistic for the future and expecting a rise in activity over the next 12 months.
5-7 March 2014, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney