Exits have been the bane of Indian private equity, with many GPs struggling to monetize investments made before the global financial crisis. Optimism has returned to the country; so have...
Exits | 26 Nov 2014 |
Actis has exited it stake in India's Nigilri Dairy Farm , the business behind convenience store chain Nilgiri's, to Future Consumer Enterprise (FCEL), a retail unit of Kishore Biyani’s Future Group.
South Asia | 24 Nov 2014 |
Affinity Equity Partners will exit Australian deli meats producer Primo Group after Brazilian food processing giant JBS agreed to buy the business for A$1.45 billion ($1.25 billion).
Exits | 21 Nov 2014 |
Asahi has received NZ$220 million ($175 million) from Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) and Unitas Capital in a settlement that brings to a close their dispute over the sale of New Zealand beverage producer Independent Liquor.
Consumer | 18 Nov 2014 |
Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) and Unitas Capital have agreed a private settlement with Asahi over the sale of Independent Liquor that means the dispute will not proceed to trial.
Exits | 31 Oct 2014 |
Permira has exited its investment in Japanese agricultural chemicals maker Arysta LifeSciences to US chemicals firm Platform Specialty Products (PSP) for about $3.51 billion.
Europe | 21 Oct 2014 |
Southeast Asian GP Navis Capital Partners has exited Trio Engineered Products, a Chinese-American maker of industrial processing equipment to UK-listed engineering firm Weir Group for $220 million.
North America | 16 Oct 2014 |
When John Thomson, head of 3i Group’s Southeast Asia business, met Singaporean entrepreneur Jay Pok in the mid-2000s, he was on the lookout for a medical technology investment. But Pok’s company, medical cable maker LHi Technology, though impressive,...
Exits | 08 Oct 2014 |
Arysta LifeScience, the Japanese agricultural chemicals maker owned by Permira that last month filed for a US IPO, is said to be in talks with Platform Specialty Products over a potential acquisition.
Exits | 07 Oct 2014 |
3i Group has exited LHi Technology – a medical equipment manufacturer bought from Baring Private Equity Asia in 2008 – to US-based Carlisle Companies for an enterprise valuation of around $195 million, claiming a 2.9x money multiple.
Exits | 03 Oct 2014 |
Kendall Court Capital Partners has exited Packet One Networks – a Malaysian broadband provider heavily involved in 4G telecommunications technology – as Telekom Malaysia (TM) bought a controlling stake in the company.
Exits | 03 Oct 2014 |
Japan has seen 61 private equity secondary exits since 2011 – more than the combined total for the 10 years before that. This surge in activity can largely be traced back to buyouts from the years leading up the global financial crisis. Investors want...
Exits | 01 Oct 2014 |
Japanese investor J-Star has exited Burn Holdings, a local repair business that primarily serves property developers, to Shinsei Corporate Investment and Creation Capital. The gross return multiple is said to be 8x.
Exits | 29 Sep 2014 |
The Carlyle Group and Yunfeng Capital are set to exit from GDC Technology as Huayi Brothers Media plans to acquire a controlling stake in the digital cinema equipment manufacturer.
Greater China | 18 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 |
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As investor's confidence in the domestic economy is restored, Taiwan's private equity sector players are anticipating a long-awaited upswing in activity, especially with a more transparent and open regulatory environment to revive growth. Positive signals from the government include the new M&A regulation, which will add on protection of minority shareholders upon its launch. The National Development Fund has also injected billions of cash into local funds in an effort to support industrial innovation.
20 November 2014, The Westin Hotel, Taipei
With the empathic and historic victory of Narendra Modi at the recent elections in India, the market confidence has improved significantly. Until recently, India was mentioned in financial markets only in a negative light given the enormous potential and lack of delivery. Difficulties in exiting, arbitrary taxation and poor governance are just some of the chronic problems deterring investors.
Discover what repercussions the latest political developments will have on the private equity industry, the outlook for the next wave of fundraising, where GPs expect to source exits and the best way forward for existing and potential investors.
2-3 December 2014, Taj Lands End Hotel, Mumbai