Low interest rates have restricted the scope for foreign private debt and mezzanine funds in Japan, though offering bespoke solutions to local businesses is an attractive opportunity, say...
North Asia | 29 Jun 2015 |
China Everbright has invested an undisclosed sum in AVIC Precision Casting Science and Technology, an affiliate of Chinese state-owned aerospace and defense company Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), via its RMB Mezzanine Fund.
Greater China | 17 Jun 2015 |
Whether it is mezzanine for buyouts or growth financing for family businesses, Christopher Heine, head of Asia Pacific at Intermediate Capital Group, wants to be seen as a partner rather than just another capital provider
Mezzanine | 09 Jun 2015
Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) has invested an undisclosed sum in Time Education, a privately-owned education company in Korea that provides tutoring services from kindergarten through high school.
Mezzanine | 13 May 2015 |
Babson Capital Management has reached a final close of $177.2 million on its latest Asia-focused mezzanine fund.
Fundraising | 11 May 2015 |
The rise of holdco PIK debt has created Australia-based financing structures in which senior lenders and mezzanine providers can coexist. They also offer GPs greater flexibility at what is, for now, an acceptable price
Financing | 06 May 2015 |
Mizuho Capital Partners has launched its third fund focused on small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with initial commitments of JPY20.6 billion ($170 million).
Mezzanine | 16 Mar 2015 |
IL&FS Investment Managers Limited (IIML), Franklin Templeton and Asia Mezzanine Capital Group (AMCG) have exited SFO Technologies, a leading Indian technology manufacturer.
South Asia | 16 Mar 2015 |
Darby Private Equity, the private equity arm of Franklin Templeton Investments, has exited its holding in Chinese furniture manufacturer Shayne International Holdings for an undisclosed sum.
Greater China | 22 Jan 2015 |
Japan's Nishi-Nippon City Bank (NCB) has set up a JPY5 billion ($42 million) fund in cooperation with Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) and Regional Economy Vitalization Corporation of Japan (REVIC).
North Asia | 08 Jan 2015 |
Mizuho Capital Partners is set to launch a new JPY30 billion ($277 million) mezzanine fund which will support Japanese small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the form of subordinated loans and preferred shares.
Mezzanine | 24 Oct 2014 |
United Overseas Bank (UOB) has teamed up with Orix Corp. to launch a $200 million Southeast Asia mezzanine fund. Wee Yap Yeo, head of mezzanine capital at UOB, explains the strategy
Mezzanine | 17 Sep 2014
Darby Private Equity, a PE arm of Franklin Templeton Investments, has committed an undisclosed sum to Enzen Global Solutions, an Indian engineering consultancy.
Industrials | 24 Jul 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
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