A group of VC investors, including Matrix Partners, SIG China, Legend Capital and China Renaissance, have invested $22 million in a Series B round of funding for Uoko.com, a Chinese online...
Greater China | 01 Dec 2014 |
Capital Today, DST Advisors and Hillhouse Capital Management will sell more shares in Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com through a follow-on offering.
Exits | 27 Nov 2014 |
A Goldman Sachs-led consortium has invested KRW40 billion ($36 million) in Woowa Brothers Corp, owner and operator of Baedal Minjok, South Korea’s leading digital food-ordering platform.
Expansion | 27 Nov 2014 |
India’s young demographic and growing mobile adoption is an opportunity waiting to be tapped for early-stage investors. Industry incumbents are making the most of it, but there is room for more
Early stage | 26 Nov 2014 |
News Corp has paid $30 million for a 25% stake in the parent of PropTiger.com, an India-based online property marketing platform backed by SAIF Partners and Accel Partners.
Real estate | 25 Nov 2014 |
Rakuten Ventures, a corporate VC arm of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, has led a $10 million Series A round for PocketMath, a Singapore-based mobile advertising platform.
Southeast Asia | 25 Nov 2014 |
Jakarta-based VC firm Convergence Accel has launched a $25 million debut fund that will invest in Indonesian early-stage technology companies.
Southeast Asia | 24 Nov 2014 |
The Public Safety Personnel Retirement System of the State of Arizona (Arizona PSPRS) has committed $40 million to Trustbridge Partners’ fifth China-focused fund.
Fundraising | 24 Nov 2014 |
Sequoia Capital has led a $20 million Series B round of funding for HunterOn, a Chinese online recruitment service provider, with participation from IDG Capital Partners.
Greater China | 24 Nov 2014 |
Zomato, a restaurant search service based in India, has raised a Series E round of funding worth $60 million from Vy Capital and existing backers Info Edge and Sequoia Capital.
South Asia | 20 Nov 2014 |
Chinese smart phone maker Xiaomi and Shunwei Capital – a VC firm set up by Xiaomi co-founder and super angel investor Lei Jun – will invest $300 million in iQiyi, a video platform owned by Baidu.
Technology | 20 Nov 2014 |
SoftBank Capital, Telstra Ventures and American Express have led a Series D round of funding worth $50 million for Bigcommerce, an Australian e-commerce platform with a strong presence in the US. Existing investors General Catalyst and Revolution Growth...
Technology | 20 Nov 2014 |
EHi Car Services, a Shanghai-based car rental company backed by a string of VC investors, has raised $120 million through an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Technology | 19 Nov 2014 |
In Beijing and Silicon Valley, there is cause for concern at the flood of capital entering the technology space. It draws comparisons with the dotcom bubble era – but VCs at the AVCJ Forum were keen to play down the similarities.
Venture | 19 Nov 2014
Gumi, the VC-backed Japanese game developer, has filed for its Tokyo IPO, which could value the company at JPY100 billion ($900 million).
North Asia | 18 Nov 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