Malaysia-based GP Navis Capital Partners has agreed to buy Domestic Medical Division (DMD), the cold chain medical equipment unit of Sweden's Domestic Group. The financial terms of the deal...
Southeast Asia | 25 Feb 2015 |
Warburg Pincus plans to invest $125 million into a joint venture (JV) formed with Indonesian property developer Nirvana Development to build shopping malls in the country.
Southeast Asia | 16 Feb 2015 |
NSI Ventures, the VC unit of Northstar Group, has led Series A round of funding worth $8 million for Asian insurance and wellness marketplace CXA, alongside consumer and technology fund F&H and healthcare investor BioVeda.
Financials | 12 Feb 2015 |
With an emerging middle class willing to pay a premium for better services, Southeast Asian education has clear attractions. But investors seeking scale opportunities must pick their markets and strategies carefully.
Southeast Asia | 11 Feb 2015 |
Equis Funds Group's first foray into Japan’s solar energy sector was at least 18 months in the making. The energy and infrastructure-focused GP mapped the entire region in terms of solar power potential and regulatory factors then, working with Partners...
Fundraising | 11 Feb 2015 |
The Singapore Exchange and Clearbridge Accelerator are launching a capital-raising platform for Asian start-ups. Does it represent a much-needed stepping stone between private and public markets?
Southeast Asia | 11 Feb 2015 |
Asia-focused energy and infrastructure GP Equis Funds Group has closed its second fund at $1 billion and also raised $300 million for a follow-on vehicle to Fund I and $400 million for two existing platform investments.
Fundraising | 10 Feb 2015 |
Online food delivery provider Foodpanda has acquired peers in seven Asian markets and become part of a global platform created by its parent, Rocket Internet.
Consumer | 09 Feb 2015 |
DBS Bank has launched a venture debt program to support Singapore start-ups, presenting a capital-raising channel that involves little or no dilution of equity.
Financing | 06 Feb 2015 |
Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook and Singapore resident, has led a S$2 million ($1.5 million) round of seed funding for 99.co, a local property listings site. Sequoia Capital also participated alongside several entrepreneurs-turned-investors.
Real estate | 30 Jan 2015 |
Navis Capital Partners has reached a final close of $1.5 billion on its seventh fund with the addition of a shariah-compliant parallel vehicle. The bulk of the international LP commitments, totaling around $1.3 billion, came by February of last year.
Fundraising | 30 Jan 2015 |
YJ Capital - the corporate VC arm of Yahoo! Japan - has announced the launch of its second fund, which has made its first investment in Indonesia fashion flash sale site VIP Plaza.
Consumer | 28 Jan 2015 |
CVC Capital Partners has reportedly reduced its stake in Indonesia’s Matahari Department Store from 14% to around 2% after making two separate sales.
Exits | 28 Jan 2015 |
Various factors influence the amount of milk a cow produces – breed, diet, weather, living conditions and the calving cycle among them. Working with one of its clients, dairy giant Fonterra, Singapore-headquartered big data analytics firm Antuit now...
Expansion | 28 Jan 2015 |
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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