Lead Capital Management has invested JPY200 million ($2 million) in Talknote, the Japanese start-up behind the corporate social networking platform of the same name. This is the second round of funding the company has received, following an undisclosed...
Early stage | 23 Oct 2013 |
Intel Capital, a corporate VC arm of chipmaker Intel Corporation, has invested in seven Asia-based companies as part of a batch of 16 global commitments totaling $65 million. The Asian firms, coming from China, India, Singapore, Japan and Taiwan, account...
Venture | 23 Oct 2013 |
India’s e-commerce sector is in the midst of consolidation. VC money continues to flow to the larger players but even they are examining their business models in a climate of higher operating costs
Technology | 23 Oct 2013 |
Qunar, a Chinese-travel website majority-owned by internet search giant Baidu, is seeking to raise up to $127.8 million through its NASDAQ IPO. The company is also backed by GSR Ventures and GGV Capital, neither of which will sell any shares in the offering....
Exits | 22 Oct 2013 |
New Horizon Capital has led a $50 million Series D round of investment in Chukong Technologies, a Chinese mobile game developer. GGV Capital, Sequoia Capital, Steamboat Ventures and Northern Light Venture Capital also participated in the round, which...
Greater China | 21 Oct 2013 |
Chinese online marketplace 58.com is seeking raise up to $165 million through its New York Stock Exchange IPO. The company’s venture capital investors – Warburg Pincus, SAIF Partners and DCM – will not sell any of their shares in the offering.
Exits | 21 Oct 2013 |
TPG Capital has agreed to buy a 12.15% stake in Chinese satellite television operator Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings from 21st Century Fox for HK$1.66 billion ($214 million).
PIPEs | 21 Oct 2013 |
Mygola.com, an Indian online travel planning start-up, has raised a $1.5 million Series A round led by Helion Venture Partners and including existing backer Blumberg Capital. The funding will be used to support the company's US expansion plans.
South Asia | 18 Oct 2013 |
Pactera Technology International has agreed to be taken private by a consortium led by The Blackstone Group that values the NASDAQ-listed Chinese tech outsourcing firm at approximately $625 million. Existing investor GGV Capital is also participating...
Buyouts | 18 Oct 2013 |
Japanese venture capital firm Global Brain has invested JPY330 million ($3.3 million) in luxury group buying site Luxa through its KDDI Open Innovation Fund.
North Asia | 18 Oct 2013 |
Fosun Venture Capital Investment, a VC arm of Fosun Group, has invested in a Series B round of funding for Beijing Dream Castle Culture, a Chinese animation producer. Existing backer GGV Capital also participated. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Greater China | 17 Oct 2013 |
Japanese telecom giant SoftBank has acquired SuperCell - a Finnish mobile games developer backed by Index Ventures, Accel Partners and Atomico - paying JPY150 billion ($1.53 billion) for a 51% stake.
North Asia | 16 Oct 2013 |
People.cn, a Chinese online newspaper run by state-owned People’s Daily, intends to purchase a 69.25% stake in Kanshu.com, an online book reading platform backed by Sequoia Capital, for RMB249 million ($40.8 million).
Greater China | 16 Oct 2013 |
New Zealand-based online accounting software company Xero has raised a NZ$180 million ($150 million) round from existing backers Matrix Capital Management and Valara Ventures. The transaction was priced at $15.10 per share for 9.92 million shares - representing...
Venture | 15 Oct 2013 |
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India's private equity industry is in a state of transition, and only funds that are nimble on their feet and adaptive will ultimately survive. Find out what you need to navigate India's changing landscape at the 14th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture India Forum on 5-6 December. Last year's Forum was attended by more than 250 top executives coming from 15 different countries and territories around the globe. Over 50 LPs joined the event, including dozens of foreign investors looking to increase their allocations to India or to invest in the country for the very first time. The conference featured in-depth analysis about India's private equity industry with sessions that covered topics ranging from confronting the difficult exit and fundraising environment, to understanding regulatory changes, to predicting where the industry will likely be in 2015.
Date: 5-6 December 2013
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After a decade-long mining boom the economy is experiencing a loss of momentum and the resulting deal flow reduction and lack of value in the market means GPs are chasing many of the same acquisition targets. That said, the exit market is recovering with both IPOs and M&A activity picking up, and an increase in LPs appetite for the asset class, and the recent government change means that the industry is cautiously optimistic for the future and expecting a rise in activity over the next 12 months.
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