GIC Special Investments, the PE arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, and EQT will sell global publisher Springer Science+Business Media to London-based BC Partners for a total enterprise value of around EUR 3.3 billion ($4.4 billion),...
Exits | 20 Jun 2013 |
Temasek Holdings has set up a unit in the UK that will focus on investments in Europe. It is the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund’s 10th overseas office or affiliate.
Southeast Asia | 19 Jun 2013 |
Qualcomm Ventures has led a Series C round of funding for Shanghai-based online education company Alo7. The capital commitment is believed to be up to $10 million.
Greater China | 10 Jun 2013 |
The Geeks on a Plane (GOAP) tour organized by Silicon Valley-based accelerator 500 Startups reaches its final leg in Indonesia this week. This is the first time one of the trips has focused specifically on Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asia | 10 Jun 2013 |
Intel Capital, the VC arm of Intel Corp, has invested a total of $16 million in Asia e-commerce, backing India's Snapdeal.com and Bright Lifecare, while upping its stake in Singapore's Reebonz.com. It did not disclose the size of individual commitments....
South Asia | 10 Jun 2013 |
Asian LPs have become part of the landscape of European private equity, pursuing opportunities across buyouts, secondaries, credit and distress. But what do they really want from the region?
LPs | 05 Jun 2013 |
Increased competition for deals and buoyant equity markets have pushed up valuations in Southeast Asia, prompting private equity investors to hold back, according to a new survey. While the region is becoming more important in investment strategies, returns...
Southeast Asia | 03 Jun 2013 |
Southeast Asia-focused venture capital firm Ardent has received its first round of external funding from US-based Siemer Ventures and Japanese VCs Recruit Strategic Partners and GMO Venture Partners. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Technology | 31 May 2013 |
HealthCare Global Enterprises (HCG), an Indian cancer treatment specialist backed by Temasek Holdings, has acquired a majority stake in Bangalore Assisted Conception Centre (BACC), a leading provider of fertility care. Details of the transaction were...
Southeast Asia | 31 May 2013 |
SingTel Innov8, the venture capital arm of Singapore Telecommunications, has led a $10 million Series C round of investment in TubeMogul, a global video marketing platform.
Technology | 30 May 2013 |
Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) has put its Australian satellite unit up for sale, seeking at least A$2 billion ($1.9 billion), and a string of private equity firms and strategic investors are said to be chasing the asset.
Buyouts | 29 May 2013 |
Cambridge Associates has received a license to offer discretionary portfolio management services via its Singapore affiliate. The group has been operating in Asia since 2001, offering independent research and advisory services to institutional investors....
LPs | 29 May 2013 |
Mizuho Corporate Bank (MHCB) and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) have signed an agreement with SPRING Singapore, an agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, to encourage collaboration between small businesses in Japan and Singapore....
Fundraising | 28 May 2013 |
DBS Group Holdings has won approval to buy a 40% stake in Indonesian mid-sized lender Bank Danamon for $2.75 billion from Singapore state investor Temasek. It will be the biggest acquisition in the country's history.
Southeast Asia | 22 May 2013 |
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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