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 |
Singapore-based online beauty store Luxola has raised $10 million in a Series B round of funding led by Japanese e-commerce services firm Transcosmos with existing backer Gree Ventures.
Consumer | 12 Mar 2014 |
KKR has further bolstered its energy and infrastructure presence in Asia, appointing Tony Schultz as managing director in Sydney and relocating Ash Upadhyaya -a director with KKR's energy and infrastructure team in the US - to Singapore.
People | 06 Mar 2014 |
Food Runner, a Singapore-based food delivery company backed by Digital Media Partners, has acquired Philippines counterpart City Delivery.
Venture | 28 Feb 2014 |
Jungle Ventures has led a S$1.5 million ($1.2 million) round of funding for Crayong Data, a Singapore-based big data start-up, with participation from Spring Seeds Capital.
Southeast Asia | 20 Feb 2014 |
CITIC Private Equity has held talks about potentially increasing its stake in Singapore-listed portfolio company Biosensors International, the medical device maker said on Wednesday.
Greater China | 20 Feb 2014 |
CITIC Private Equity is said to be looking to buy full control of its Singapore-listed portfolio company Biosensors International, a medical device maker.
Greater China | 19 Feb 2014 |
Hopu Investment Management is part of a consortium that has agreed to invest $2.5 billion in Global Logistic Properties (GLP), a Singapore-listed warehouse operator with interests in China, Japan and Brazil.
Greater China | 19 Feb 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