Asahi Group is re-examining the terms of its NZ$1.5 billion ($1.27 billion) acquisition last year of Independent Liquor from Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) and Unitas Capital, suggesting...
Australasia | 25 May 2012 |
New Zealand-based Waterman Capital has acquired a 20% stake in natural health brand Manuka Health.
Expansion | 11 May 2012 |
Goldman Sachs has exited its majority stake in New Zealand retirement village operator Vision Senior Living to Metlifecare. The acquisition – which includes Private Life Care Holdings as well as Vision – will be financed through Metlifecare issuing...
Consumer | 07 May 2012 |
Between now and the end of May, around 900 New Zealand investors are expected to sign up as LPs in Maui Capital’s new fund. With commitments ranging from NZ$100,000 ($81,000) to NZ$20 million, they are only expected to account for around two thirds...
Australasia | 25 Apr 2012 |
New Zealand’s Maui Capital has so far received commitments of NZ$92 million ($75.5 million) from institutional investors for its latest fund, which has a target of NZ$250 million. The vehicle is the same size as its predecessor, the 2008 vintage Maui...
Australasia | 18 Apr 2012 |
Valar Ventures, the venture capital firm run by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, has raised NZ$40 million ($32 million) for a vehicle launched in partnership with the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF).
Venture | 22 Mar 2012 |
Subsea Investments II, a private equity fund backed by US-based LPs, will invest up to $7 million for shares issued by NZAX-listed Chatham Rock Phosphate (CRP).
Australasia | 15 Mar 2012 |
US venture capital firm Columbia Capital has invested $20 million in Cloud Sherpas, a newly merged cloud computing solutions provider focused on Asia Pacific and the US.
Technology | 08 Mar 2012 |
Taiwan’s National Development Fund (NDF) has agreed with New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF) to establish a NT$5 billion (US$169.39 million) joint venture fund.
Australasia | 06 Mar 2012 |
Australia’s banks have proposed a standard set of rules on who can do what in the event of a default. They say it will stimulate the mezzanine market but junior lenders claim the measures are too restrictive
Mezzanine | 29 Feb 2012 |
Food assets – notably fresh produce – are increasingly attractive to private equity firms as they potential trade sale exits to Asian corporates looking to satisfy rising domestic demand
Australasia | 29 Feb 2012 |
New Zealand dairy farm investor MyFarm Asset Management has launched a specialist investment fund which aims to raise NZ$75 million ($62 million), partly through an IPO on alternative securities exchange Unlisted.
Australasia | 23 Feb 2012 |
Quadrant Private Equity has agreed to form an outdoor advertising joint venture with APN News & Media worth A$272 million ($289 million). APN had decided further investment was required to support expansion and entered into exclusive negotiations with...
Media | 23 Feb 2012 |
APN News & Media has entered into exclusive negotiations with Quadrant Private Equity concerning its outdoor advertising business. It comes after a strategic review concluded that the asset shouldn’t be sold but that further investment was required...
Australasia | 17 Feb 2012 |
Wolseley Private Equity has fully exited Australian fruit and vegetables supplier Freshmax through a secondary sale to Maui Capital, an Auckland-based private equity firm. The deal closed before the end of 2011, giving Wolseley enough time to return money...
Australasia | 30 Jan 2012 |
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
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.
245-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo