Australian cancer and cardiovascular treatment provider GenesisCare, which is owned by KKR, has bought cancer center manager Cancer Partners UK from its private equity backer, Apposite Capital.
Australasia | 03 Jul 2015 |
Bain Capital has agreed to sell FCI Asia, which manufacturers connectors used in electronics, data storage and telecommunications, to US-headquartered industry peer Amphenol for $1.28 billion.
Exits | 30 Jun 2015 |
Australian life sciences specialists Brandon Capital Partners and GBS Ventures will exit local drug developer Spinifex Pharmaceuticals after Novartis agreed to buy the business for $200 million in cash plus unspecified earn-outs.
Exits | 30 Jun 2015 |
A company owned by the Soetantyo family, which has extensive interests in Indonesia’s food sector, has agreed to buy North America-based Icicle Holdings from PE firm Paine & Partners.
Exits | 29 Jun 2015 |
French cement maker Lafarge has agreed to buy back Baring Private Equity Asia's stake in its India division, Lafarge India, for EUR270 million ($304 million).
South Asia | 16 Jun 2015 |
Apax Partners has agreed to sell Chinese high-end restaurant chain Golden Jaguar to Hong Kong-listed Carnival Group International Holdings for HK$253.4 million ($32.7 million).
Exits | 10 Jun 2015 |
Ties between Japan and the US territory of Guam go back a long way. Much of this is do with their relatively proximity, and the fact Japan held the island during the Second World War. But visitors coming from Japan are much more welcome today. Guam is...
Exits | 09 Jun 2015 |
Wanda Cinema Line Corp, a subsidiary of Chinese property developer Dalian Wanda Group, has confirmed the acquisition of Australian cinema operator Hoyts Group from Pacific Equity Partners (PEP).
Media | 03 Jun 2015 |
Private equity firm Actis has reached an agreement to exit its stake in Indian automotive lighting manufacturer Phoenix Lamps to cable maker Suprajit Engineering.
South Asia | 07 May 2015 |
Spring Capital has merged mobile handset manufacturer Vanzo Communication Technology with Shanghai-listed Hubei Kaile Science and Technology. This represents a liquidity event for the China-focused investor.
Greater China | 06 May 2015 |
Asahi Tec, a Japanese auto-parts supplier controlled by Unison Capital, has agreed to sell a portfolio of companies covering casting and forging to India's Amtek Auto.
North Asia | 30 Apr 2015 |
US-listed Chinese classifieds site 58.com has agreed to buy a 43.2% stake in its domestic rival Ganji.com in a deal worth around $1.61 billion. It is part of a broader consolidation in China’s internet industry.
Venture | 20 Apr 2015 |
Most of the commuters who take Malaysia’s Cheras-Kajang Highway each day likely don’t spare a thought for its operators unless they are paying a toll. It might be a source of national pride as one of the first four-lane dual carriageways in the nation,...
Exits | 15 Apr 2015 |
Slower investment in the first quarter is either an historical norm or a worrying sign; fundraising flies by for the few, the majority still struggle; Asia’s exit bonanza comes to a sudden stop as trade sales weaken
Fundraising | 15 Apr 2015 |
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South Korea continues to solidify its position as a premier destination for Asian private equity and venture capital investments. In 2014, nearly US$11 billion was invested into South Korean companies with exits topping US$8 billion, the highest return figures in the last 10 years. It is easy to see why international and domestic GP's hold South Korea in high regard, being one of few Asian destinations where large leveraged buyouts are possible.
Venture capital is also gaining momentum as the Park Geun Hye-led government continues to advance on initiatives to promote innovation and foster SMEs. With capital inflows and creative input from local and international VCs, South Korea is living up to its reputation as a flourishing venture ecosystem as we witness the rise of angel consortia, accelerators, and local offices for established VC funds.
This intensive and highly focused event will provide front row seats into one of Asia's most vibrant private equity markets. Key players will share their views on private equity and venture capital in Korea, Asia and beyond.
15 September 2015, South Korea- Westin Chosun, Seoul
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
25-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo