Xeraya Capital, a life sciences investor controlled by Khazanah Nasional, and PE fund JP Asia Prime Capital have invested S$16 million ($12.8 million) in PrIME Biologics, a subsidiary of...
Healthcare | 12 May 2014 |
RRJ Capital and Temasek Holdings have agreed to invest EUR1.28 billion ($1.8 billion) in NN Group (NNG), the insurance unit of Dutch lender ING Group.
Financials | 02 May 2014 |
L Capital Asia, a private equity firm sponsored by French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, has agreed to buy a majority stake in Chinese restaurant group Crystal Jade.
Consumer | 02 May 2014 |
KAI Square, a Singapore-based video analytics firm, has obtained S$4 million ($3 million) in Series B funding from Foxconn Technology Group and SingTel Innov8.
Southeast Asia | 28 Apr 2014 |
The Singapore government has committed S$10 million ($7.9 million) apiece to funds run by Jungle Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures, SBI Ven Capital, Walden International, New Asia Investments and Monk’s Hill Ventures.
Venture | 23 Apr 2014 |
Temasek Holdings has launched a co-investment vehicle, allowing six outside institutional investors exposure to its PE funds portfolio. It is part of a broader effort to include new investors that will ultimately involve retail participation.
Fundraising | 10 Apr 2014 |
Buoyed by government support and increasing private sector interest, Singapore has created a legion of tech start-ups that now require further investment. Can it become Southeast Asia’s answer to Silicon Valley?
Southeast Asia | 02 Apr 2014 |
Temasek Holdings has established an office in London to support its investment interests in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. A New York base is expected to become operational later this year.
Europe | 01 Apr 2014 |
The Northstar Group, a Singapore-headquartered private equity firm with significant interests in Indonesia, is expanding its franchise to include venture capital. The VC unit is called Silicon Island, in reference to Singapore’s ambition to become a...
Venture | 26 Mar 2014 |
Temasek Holdings has agreed to buy a 24.95% stake in A.S. Watson, a health and beauty retailer owned by Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-Shing, for HK$44 billion ($5.7 billion). A.S. Watson was seeking a dual listing in Hong Kong and London but this plan has now...
Greater China | 24 Mar 2014 |
Augentius has appointed Alex Traub as managing director of its Singapore office from where he will manage the fund administrator’s existing client relationships in Asia and take the lead in business development.
People | 20 Mar 2014 |
A consortium led by Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings has offered to pay $2.1 billion to take full ownership of agricultural commodity trading conglomerate Olam International. The consortium already owns a 52.5% stake in the firm.
Southeast Asia | 17 Mar 2014 |
L Capital Asia, the private equity firm backed by luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, has bought a 51% stake in Ku Dé Ta Group, a restaurant and club operator with interests in Singapore and Thailand.
Consumer | 13 Mar 2014 |
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
4-6 March 2015, The Westin, Sydney
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The market is relatively optimistic as a new government that is viewed favourable to a balanced investment arena is introduced and we see an increase in deal activity. The hopes for a flourishing PE market amid the euphoria of 2012 has not yet been realised but the potential is still present and now may well be the time for the country to take off in its own right and increase its reputation as THE hot market in Southeast Asia.
24 March 2015, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta