Southern Capital Group (SCG) has made a buyout offer for HELP International Corp, a listed Malaysian university operator, valuing the company at MYR359.3 million ($111.4 million). Should...
Southeast Asia | 06 Dec 2013 |
In 2010 Japan Home Centre was already a successful domestic brand but to realize its IPO ambitions it needed the right partner to guide it through a period of rapid expansion – EQT Partners
Consumer | 04 Dec 2013 |
Exhilway Global, a US-based hedge fund and emerging markets private equity manager, has closed its maiden mines and minerals PE fund at $200 million. The vehicle will acquire and operate mines in alliance with local companies in Indonesia, as well as...
Fundraising | 21 Nov 2013 |
The floods that devastated Thailand in the second half of 2011 were the country’s worst in 50 years, with the World Bank putting the economic damages at $45.7 billion. Bangkok came under threat in mid-October with outer areas most severely hit. The...
Exits | 20 Nov 2013 |
CapAsia and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ have sold their minority stake in Thailand’s Don Muang Tollway (DMT) for $132 million to a newly announced joint venture between Hong Kong-based First Pacific and Philippines infrastructure developer Metro Pacific...
Infrastructure | 18 Nov 2013 |
When it took its maiden Southeast Asia Clean Energy Fund on the road mid 2011, Armstrong Asset Management was sailing into unchartered waters. While there have been other renewable energy funds active in the region, many have benefited from either a broader...
Fundraising | 14 Nov 2013 |
PAG, a pan-Asian GP that has so far invested only in China, expects to break into the Southeast Asia market within the next year. Weijian Shan, the firm’s chairman and CEO, added that the team is also on course to realize in excess of $1 billion from...
Greater China | 13 Nov 2013 |
Armstrong Asset Management has reached a final close of $164 million on its Southeast Asia Clean Energy Fund. With additional commitments coming from French development finance institution (DFI) Proparco and Geneva-based Unigestion, the fund was able...
Fundraising | 11 Nov 2013 |
Andrew Thompson, head of private equity at KPMG Australia, is relocating to Singapore where he will take up a Southeast Asia-focused position with the firm.
People | 08 Nov 2013 |
Sigit Prasetya, managing partner at CVC Capital Partners, on why recent volatility in Indonesia shouldn’t concern PE investors, negotiating auctions and lofty valuations, and working with Southeast Asia’s family groups
People | 07 Nov 2013
By most measures, Southeast Asia is under-penetrated by private equity. If deal flow expectations are to be met, investors must tap local networks for openings in and around the family conglomerates
Buyouts | 07 Nov 2013 |
When we look back at 2013 it will probably be described as a slow year for Asian private equity. Statistics on all major PE activities in the region have fallen substantially.
Fundraising | 07 Nov 2013
Pelaburan Mara, the investment and asset management arm of the Malaysian government’s Majlis Amanah Rakyat agency, plans to launch a MYR300 million ($94.9 million) private equity infrastructure fund early next year to invest in the social infrastructure...
Southeast Asia | 01 Nov 2013 |
CLSA Capital Partners has appointed Dr. Richard Woodling, previously director of global research and development at Siemens’ water R&D center in Singapore, as an operating partner in the Clean Resources Asia Growth Fund (CRAGF).
People | 31 Oct 2013 |
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