Nova Founders Capital and Caixa Capital have led a $3 million Series A round for Malaysia-based eyewear retailer GlassesGroupGlobal.
Southeast Asia | 07 Jul 2015 |
The Securities Commission of Malaysia (SC) has announced six registered crowd equity platforms that will be allowed to raise capital for small businesses and start-ups.
Southeast Asia | 12 Jun 2015 |
Malaysian confectionary manufacturer Cocoaland Holdings, which has been targeted by Navis Capital Partners and EQT Partners, has received a buyout offer from a consortium including Hong Kong investment company First Pacific.
Buyouts | 04 Jun 2015 |
Malaysian confectionary manufacturer Cocoaland Holdings has rejected a takeover bid from Navis Capital Partners that valued the company at MYR377.5 million ($104 million).
Buyouts | 26 May 2015 |
Most of the commuters who take Malaysia’s Cheras-Kajang Highway each day likely don’t spare a thought for its operators unless they are paying a toll. It might be a source of national pride as one of the first four-lane dual carriageways in the nation,...
Exits | 15 Apr 2015
Southeast Asia infrastructure investor CapAsia has sold its stake in Malaysia’s Cheras-Kajang Highway to a joint venture between Taliworks Corp. and Employees Provident Fund for MYR80 million ($21.9 million).
Exits | 08 Apr 2015 |
Japanese e-commerce incubator Beenos has led a $2.5 million Series A round of funding for Southeast Asian flea market app Duriana. Existing investors also took part in the round.
Southeast Asia | 01 Apr 2015 |
Malaysian financial group Maybank has set up a financial technology (fintech) accelerator with local early-stage investor 1337 Ventures.
Venture | 30 Mar 2015 |
Ekuinas, the Malaysian government-backed private equity investor, has acquired two companies - mobile payment platform Tranglo and private school chain Tenby Educare - for a total MYR124 million($33.8 million).
Southeast Asia | 24 Mar 2015 |
Malaysian financial services provider CIMB Group and Japan's Mitsubishi Corporation have announced a first close of $130 million on their ASEAN Industrial Growth Fund (AIGF).
Southeast Asia | 04 Mar 2015 |
Malaysia’s CMS Opus Private Equity has completed a full exit from TriSystems Engineering, a domestic engineering firm which focuses on the oil and gas sector,for MYR22 million ($6 million).
Southeast Asia | 18 Feb 2015 |
Creador and SMRT Holdings have agreed to buy a 30.75% stake in Malaysia-based Masterskill Education Group from the major shareholder for MYR69.4 million ($19.2 million) and now plan on completing a full buyout of the business.
Buyouts | 20 Jan 2015 |
Khazanah Nasional-controlled Xeraya Capital and Spruce Capital Partners have reached a first close of $150 million on MLS Capital Fund II, successor to the vintage Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund, which is now fully allocated.
Fundraising | 08 Jan 2015 |
The Riverside Company has bought Malaysian chemical distributor Drex-Chem Malaysia (DCM) for an undisclosed sum in its first ever Southeast Asia investment.
Southeast Asia | 12 Dec 2014 |
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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