KKR will acquire a further 10% of Indonesian rice and noodle producer Tiga Pilar Sejahtera Food (TPSF) for IDR658 billion ($55 million). The PE firm first invested in TPSF last year, representing...
PIPEs | 19 Sep 2014 |
United Overseas Bank (UOB) has teamed up with Orix Corp. to launch a $200 million Southeast Asia mezzanine fund. Wee Yap Yeo, head of mezzanine capital at UOB, explains the strategy
Mezzanine | 17 Sep 2014
As office workers clock off in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vuvuzela outlets begin to fill up. It was supposed to be a Hooters-style casual dining chain – and the female staff dress accordingly – but Vuvuzela has morphed into a very local beer club....
Exits | 17 Sep 2014 |
Rocket Internet and Alibaba Group are preparing to go public and have ambitious growth plans. But how suited are their respective models to cross-border e-commerce expansion?
Consumer | 17 Sep 2014 |
KKR has completed the S$1.4 billion ($1.1 billion) acquisition of intermediate bulk container (IBC) manufacturer Goodpack. The company delisted from the Singapore Exchange on September 15.
Buyouts | 16 Sep 2014 |
Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) has acquired a significant minority stake in Golden Gate, a Vietnam-based restaurant operator, for $35 million. The investment has allowed existing backer Mekong Capital to make a full exit with a net multiple...
Exits | 12 Sep 2014 |
LeapFrog Investments - the specialist microfinance investor backed by George Soros and JP Morgan Chase - has reached a $400 million close on its second fund targeting financial services investments in emerging Asia and Africa.
Southeast Asia | 10 Sep 2014 |
German start-up incubator Rocket Internet and Investment AB Kinnevik, Rocket's biggest backer, are to consolidate five emerging market fashion e-commerce brands into a single global company with a combined valuation of EUR2.7 billion ($3.5 billion).
Europe | 05 Sep 2014 |
KKR has appointed Jaka Prasetya, former managing partner and founder of Leafgreen Capital Partners, as managing director with responsibility for Indonesia. He will also work on the firm’s credit and special situations initiatives in Southeast Asia....
People | 26 Aug 2014 |
Ekuinas, the Malaysian government-backed private equity investor, has agreed to acquire up to 95.5% of Orkim, one of the country’s largest clean petroleum product (CPP) tanker companies, for MYR346.3 million ($109 million).
Southeast Asia | 25 Aug 2014 |
The Blackstone Group has entered Southeast Asia's oil and gas space with an $800 million commitment to Tamarind Energy. Angelo Acconcia, managing director at Blackstone Energy Partners, explains the rationale
People | 20 Aug 2014
Smart eMoney, a mobile payment business owned by Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT), first ventured overseas in partnership with Mastercard in 2010.
Venture | 13 Aug 2014 |
Foodpanda, an online take-away food delivery marketplace incubated by Rocket Internet, has raised $60 million in a new round of financing from new investor Falcon Edge Capital as well as existing backers.
Southeast Asia | 12 Aug 2014 |
Malaysia Airlines (MAS), the beleaguered national carrier that has tragically lost two planes in the space of four months, will be privatized and restructured by its largest shareholder, Khazanah Nasional in a deal worth MYR1.38 billion ($432 million)....
Restructuring | 12 Aug 2014 |
Lye Thiam Koh has departed fund-of-funds Northgate Capital and taken up a new role as portfolio manager with the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) investment office.
LPs | 06 Aug 2014 |
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