Baring Private Equity Asia has sold its 41.65% stake in air freight and passenger services provider Cardig Aero Services (CAS) to Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS) for IDR1.1 billion ($93.5 million). The PE firm invested approximately $41 million...
Exits | 25 Feb 2014 |
Quadrant Private Equity has agreed to sell Seniors Money International’s (SMI) New Zealand and Australian home equity release mortgage businesses to New Zealand’s Heartland Bank for NZ$87 million ($72.8 million).
Exits | 17 Feb 2014 |
Sungy Mobile, a VC-backed Chinese app developer that went public on NASDAQ last year, has acquired GetJar, a US-based mobile ad network. GetJar previously raised three rounds of VC funding, two led by Accel Partners and the third led by Tiger Global....
Technology | 13 Feb 2014 |
GE Capital and SAC Capital will exit Taiwan’s Cosmos Bank to domestic financial services conglomerate China Development Financial Holding Corp. The announcement of the NT$23.1 billion ($762.4 million) deal, which was priced below market value, saw Cosmos...
Financials | 12 Feb 2014 |
Throughout last year's election campaign, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott pledged to repeal the country’s carbon tax on taking office. Five months on, he has yet to do it and the debate rumbles on as to whether the drop in emissions – 0.3% for...
Exits | 12 Feb 2014 |
Catalyst Investment Managers has exited Actrol Group, a components and systems supplier to the heating, ventilation and refrigeration industry, to Reece Australia for A$280 million ($245 million).
Exits | 04 Feb 2014 |
Suning Commerce, a Chinese home appliance retailer, has acquired group buying site Manzuo.com. Transaction terms were not disclosed but the investment was said to facilitate a full exit for VC backer KPCB China.
Greater China | 28 Jan 2014 |
KKR and Affinity Equity Partners have agreed to sell South Korea’s Oriental Brewery to Anheuser-Busch InBev for $5.8 billion. The money multiple is more than 5x, sources close to the deal said.
Exits | 20 Jan 2014 |
SAIF India defied a challenging exit market by taking Just Dial public and selling CSS Corp via a trade sale in 2013. Ravi Adusumalli, the firm’s managing partner, sees the weak IPO market as a mixed blessing for PE
Venture | 15 Jan 2014
Within 19 months of starting-up, Bangalore-based Little Eye Labs was snapped up by Facebook to take the social network’s mobile development to the next level. Little Eye Labs was also in talks with Twitter, but Facebook ended up offering a better deal....
Exits | 15 Jan 2014 |
Facebook has acquired Ventureast and GSF Superangels-backed start-up Little Eye Labs, reportedly paying around $15 million for the Android app optimizer.
South Asia | 09 Jan 2014 |
French dairy group Groupe Lactalis has acquired Tirumala Milk Products for a reported sum of $250–300 million, allowing The Carlyle Group to exit its 26.38% holding in the South Indian dairy producer.
South Asia | 08 Jan 2014 |
Advent International has fully exited its stake in Computer Age Management Services (CAMS) after a subsidiary of India’s National Stock Exchange (NSE) bought a 45% stake in the company, which provides transaction processing and other back office services...
Exits | 29 Dec 2013 |
Moody’s subsidiary Copal Partners has acquired Helion Ventures-backed Amba Research for an undisclosed sum.
South Asia | 12 Dec 2013 |
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Join us at the 11th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Australia and New Zealand Forum on 5-7 March at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney to find out how funds of varying size are raising capital, sourcing deals and exits, as well as all you need to know to effectively navigate Australasia's changing alternative asset landscape.
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.
5-7 March 2014, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney