Portola Pharmaceuticals, a US-based drug developer whose largest shareholder is Temasek Holdings, plans to raise $127 million through a NASDAQ IPO. The other backers include MPM Capital, Prospect Venture Partners, Brookside Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures,...
Healthcare | 08 May 2013 |
Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) is participating in the $6.9 billion take-private of US enterprise software provider BMC Software, led by Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital. It is the third-largest global PE deal announced so far...
Buyouts | 07 May 2013 |
US law firm Sidley Austin has hired Gregory Salathé, a cross-border M&A specialist who represents PE and hedge funds, as a partner in its Singapore office. He will relocate from Tokyo, where he was previously co-managing partner of Morgan Lewis' office....
Advisory | 07 May 2013 |
Singapore's Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) has completed IDR1.13 trillion (S116 million) in convertible debt financing for Indonesian toll road operator Baskhara Utama Sedaya (BUS).
Southeast Asia | 06 May 2013 |
Eight cornerstone investors have been lined up to take nearly one third of pay-TV operator Taiwan Broadband Communications’ Singapore IPO. The offering will allow two Macquarie funds that own Taiwan Broadband to exit their holdings.
Exits | 02 May 2013 |
Malaysia's OldTown White Coffee has unusual origins. The brand came into existence in 1999 as a range of pre-mix instant beverages, offering creamer, coffee and sugar in a single sachet. It was only in 2005 that the company decided to venture into the...
Southeast Asia | 02 May 2013 |
Singaporean venture firm Vickers Venture Capital has exited its investment in the Asian Food Channel after it was acquired by USA’s Scripps Networks Interactive. The details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Southeast Asia | 22 Apr 2013 |
Saban Capital Group, a Los Angeles - based PE firm which invests in the media and communications sector, has opened a new office in Singapore.
Southeast Asia | 19 Apr 2013 |
Silicon Valley's Fenox Venture Capital and Japanese mobile solution provider IMJ Corporation have jointly established IMJ Fenox Pte with a view to investing in mobile, Internet and software technologies in Southeast Asia, Japan and the US.
Southeast Asia | 19 Apr 2013 |
Bessemer Venture Partners has led a $1 million round of seed investment in Singapore tech start-up Nitrous.IO.
Southeast Asia | 17 Apr 2013 |
NEPC has entered into a research agreement with a Singapore-based investment consultant GFIA to bolster its coverage of Asia-based managers and investment strategies.
Southeast Asia | 08 Apr 2013 |
Temasek Holdings has set up an investment unit dedicated to liquefied natural gas (LNG) assets. The move comes as the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund seeks to increase its energy exposure – as also evidenced through recent PE investments – in recognition...
Industrials | 08 Apr 2013 |
TNF Ventures has led a S$696,000 ($560,000) seed funding round in social recruitment site Tribehired.
Southeast Asia | 25 Mar 2013 |
Electric Sheep Capital and Digital Media Partners have invested s$4 million ($3.2 million) of Series A funding in AdzCentral, an advertising technology company based in Singapore.
Southeast Asia | 22 Mar 2013 |
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India's private equity industry is in a state of transition, and only funds that are nimble on their feet and adaptive will ultimately survive. Find out what you need to navigate India's changing landscape at the 14th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture India Forum on 5-6 December. Last year's Forum was attended by more than 250 top executives coming from 15 different countries and territories around the globe. Over 50 LPs joined the event, including dozens of foreign investors looking to increase their allocations to India or to invest in the country for the very first time. The conference featured in-depth analysis about India's private equity industry with sessions that covered topics ranging from confronting the difficult exit and fundraising environment, to understanding regulatory changes, to predicting where the industry will likely be in 2015.
Date: 5-6 December 2013
Venue: Tal Lands End, Mumbai
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.
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