Japan's Rakuten will pay $410 million to acquire US-based digital book marketplace OverDrive from Insight Venture Partners, a US private equity and venture capital firm.
North America | 20 Mar 2015 |
A consortium of Japanese investors has acquired Country Pure Foods, a US-based food service juice manufacturer, from US private equity firm Mistral Equity Partners.
Exits | 10 Mar 2015 |
IBK Capital and Kstone Partners are set to exit South Korea-based Kumho Buslines after domestic conglomerate Kumho Asiana Group said it would buy back its former subsidiary.
Exits | 10 Mar 2015 |
Japanese employment and internet services company Recruit Holdings has acquired German VC-backed restaurant booking site Quandoo for EUR198.6 million (about $219 million).
North Asia | 06 Mar 2015 |
Simon Pillar, managing director at Pacific Equity Partners (PEP), on the prospects for buyouts in Australia, selling assets to strategic buyers in Asia, and evolving LP attitudes towards co-investment.
Australasia | 18 Feb 2015
IDFC Alternatives will make a partial exit from Indian wind and solar power producer Green Infra after Singapore-based Sembcorp Utilities agreed to pay INR10.6 billion ($167 million) for a 60% stake in the asset.
Exits | 13 Feb 2015 |
Warburg Pincus has fully exited Chinese outdoor advertising firm Tulip Media Corporation following an acquisition by Shanghai New Culture Media Group.
Greater China | 10 Feb 2015 |
CSR Corporation, best known as China’s largest manufacturer of metro cars, has agreed to buy UK-based subsea vehicle maker Specialist Machine Developments (SMD) from Inflexion Private Equity for an enterprise valuation of GBP120 million ($184 million).
Exits | 06 Feb 2015 |
Shenzhen Cowin Capital is set to make a full exit from Guangxi Nancheng Department Store as Better Life Commercial Chain Share won approval to buy its rival.
Greater China | 05 Feb 2015 |
Examined purely in dollar terms, China private equity trade sales offer little insight.
Exits | 04 Feb 2015
AIF Capital has sold its stake in Famy Care, an Indian maker of female oral contraceptives, to US-based pharmaceutical firm Mylan Laboratories for $750 million plus contingent payments of up to $50 million.
Exits | 03 Feb 2015 |
Qiming Venture Partners, JD Capital and other VC investors have made a full exit from BTR China after Shenzhen-listed property developer China Baoan Group won regulatory approval to acquire the lithium battery maker.
Greater China | 03 Feb 2015 |
Two PE funds managed by China International Capital Corporation (CICC) will exit Jiangyin Tianjiang Pharmaceutical as China Traditional Chinese Medicine (China TCM) buys a majority stake in the business for up to RMB8.34 billion ($1.34 billion).
Exits | 29 Jan 2015 |
The Blackstone Group has agreed to sell its entire stake in Indian auto parts maker Agile Electric Sub Assembly to Japan's Igarashi Electric Works (IEW), and Indian boutique investment bank MAPE Advisory Group, in a $106.4 million deal.
South Asia | 23 Jan 2015 |
3i Infrastructure, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and Star Capital Partners have agreed to sell Eversholt Rail Group, one of the UK’s three major rolling stock operators, to a consortium led by Hong Kong-based Cheung Kong Infrastructure (CKI)...
Exits | 21 Jan 2015 |
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
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.
245-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo