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 |
Southeast Asia infrastructure investor CapAsia has sold its stake in Malaysia’s Cheras-Kajang Highway to a joint venture between Taliworks Corp. and Employees Provident Fund for MYR80 million ($21.9 million).
Exits | 08 Apr 2015 |
Despite the return of domestic listings, many China PE investors are struggling on distributions. Much rests on the success of IPO reforms, the ability to execute trade sales, and an unblocking of the secondary market
Exits | 01 Apr 2015 |
IL&FS Investment Managers has fully divested its stake in Maharashtra Natural Gas (MNGL) to Indraprastha Gas (IGL), securing a cash multiple of 4.1x.
South Asia | 30 Mar 2015 |
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
Updating your subscription status
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