Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) and Unitas Capital have agreed a private settlement with Asahi over the sale of Independent Liquor that means the dispute will not proceed to trial.
Exits | 31 Oct 2014 |
Permira has exited its investment in Japanese agricultural chemicals maker Arysta LifeSciences to US chemicals firm Platform Specialty Products (PSP) for about $3.51 billion.
Europe | 21 Oct 2014 |
Southeast Asian GP Navis Capital Partners has exited Trio Engineered Products, a Chinese-American maker of industrial processing equipment to UK-listed engineering firm Weir Group for $220 million.
North America | 16 Oct 2014 |
When John Thomson, head of 3i Group’s Southeast Asia business, met Singaporean entrepreneur Jay Pok in the mid-2000s, he was on the lookout for a medical technology investment. But Pok’s company, medical cable maker LHi Technology, though impressive,...
Exits | 08 Oct 2014 |
Arysta LifeScience, the Japanese agricultural chemicals maker owned by Permira that last month filed for a US IPO, is said to be in talks with Platform Specialty Products over a potential acquisition.
Exits | 07 Oct 2014 |
3i Group has exited LHi Technology – a medical equipment manufacturer bought from Baring Private Equity Asia in 2008 – to US-based Carlisle Companies for an enterprise valuation of around $195 million, claiming a 2.9x money multiple.
Exits | 03 Oct 2014 |
Kendall Court Capital Partners has exited Packet One Networks – a Malaysian broadband provider heavily involved in 4G telecommunications technology – as Telekom Malaysia (TM) bought a controlling stake in the company.
Exits | 03 Oct 2014 |
Japan has seen 61 private equity secondary exits since 2011 – more than the combined total for the 10 years before that. This surge in activity can largely be traced back to buyouts from the years leading up the global financial crisis. Investors want...
Exits | 01 Oct 2014 |
Japanese investor J-Star has exited Burn Holdings, a local repair business that primarily serves property developers, to Shinsei Corporate Investment and Creation Capital. The gross return multiple is said to be 8x.
Exits | 29 Sep 2014 |
The Carlyle Group and Yunfeng Capital are set to exit from GDC Technology as Huayi Brothers Media plans to acquire a controlling stake in the digital cinema equipment manufacturer.
Greater China | 18 Sep 2014 |
As office workers clock off in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vuvuzela outlets begin to fill up. It was supposed to be a Hooters-style casual dining chain – and the female staff dress accordingly – but Vuvuzela has morphed into a very local beer club....
Exits | 17 Sep 2014 |
Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) has acquired a significant minority stake in Golden Gate, a Vietnam-based restaurant operator, for $35 million. The investment has allowed existing backer Mekong Capital to make a full exit with a net multiple...
Exits | 12 Sep 2014 |
Michael Chung, Seoul-based managing director with Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA), discusses the intricacies of buying businesses from local conglomerates – and the prospects for exits via trade sales and IPOs.
North Asia | 03 Sep 2014
CITIC Private Equity will exit a 10.26% stake in Beijing Jialin Pharmaceutical after Luye Pharma Group, a Chinese drug maker, agreed to buy a majority stake in its industry peer.
Greater China | 28 Aug 2014 |
AVCJ has devoted considerable space to the challenges tied to foreign private equity buyouts in Taiwan, highlighting industry concerns about an opaque approvals process and the subsequent calls for clearer guidance on where PE is capital is and isn’t...
Exits | 27 Aug 2014
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