China’s shadow lenders are an often-misunderstood part of the private debt sector. Investors say these unregulated institutions are not necessarily a threat, but they are hard to account...
Distressed/Special Situations | 20 Oct 2015
The $392 million Lion-OCBC Capital Asia Fund I represents the first time OCBC has tapped third-party investors for a PE vehicle. Daniel Kwan, head of the mezzanine capital unit, explains the investment strategy
Southeast Asia | 07 Oct 2015
Singapore's OCBC Bank has closed its debut small and medium-sized enterprise-focused fund at S$550 million ($392 million).
Southeast Asia | 27 Aug 2015 |
Taiwan's National Development Council (NDC) will launch a NT$20 billion ($609 million) fund to assist domestic companies with mergers and acquisitions.
Greater China | 24 Aug 2015 |
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 industry participants.
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 |
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