Hon Hai Precision Industry, a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer best known as Foxconn, is said to be in talks with MBK Partners to buy China Network Systems (CNS).
Greater China | 08 Apr 2014 |
“The IPO market around the world is inherently a cyclical entity and it is unwise and unrealistic to expect it to always be open,” H. Chin Chou, CEO of Morgan Stanley PE Asia, told an AVCJ webinar last year. “At some point the market will come back...
Exits | 02 Apr 2014
Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) and Unitas Capital have filed a cross claim against two senior Asahi executives in Australasia regarding their involvement in the Japanese company’s purchase of Independent Liquor from the private equity firms in 2011....
Exits | 28 Mar 2014 |
Bayer has agreed to buy Dihon Pharmaceutical Group, a manufacturer of herbal traditional Chinese medicines (TCM). The acquisition facilitates the exit of Legend Capital, an investor in Dihon since 2010.
Greater China | 28 Feb 2014 |
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 |
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AVCJ is proud to announce the 13th Annual AVCJ China Private Equity & Venture Forum will take place on 10 & 11 June 2014 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Beijing. Attendees will have the unrivalled opportunity to hear honest dialogue about this complex and compelling market from the leading GPs on the ground, as well as from some of the biggest domestic and international institutional investors.
10-11 June 2014, Park Hyatt, Beijing