Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has generated around A$218 million ($192 million) through a partial exit from Australia-listed credit-checking firm Veda Group. It still holds 19.6% stake of...
Australasia | 31 Oct 2014 |
China Life has mandated one of its investment subsidiaries to deploy up to RMB150 billion ($24.5 billion) of insurance funds into alternative asset classes over the next year.
LPs | 31 Oct 2014 |
Creador has made another partial exit from India's Repco Home Finance (RHF), bringing its stake in the company to just under 2%.
South Asia | 31 Oct 2014 |
China-focused GP Hony Capital is seeing more buyout opportunities involving healthcare and restaurant chains and it has created two sector-focused operational teams to consolidate these industries.
Greater China | 31 Oct 2014 |
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 |
Warburg Pincus has paid INR5.5 billion ($89.6 million) for a minority stake in Indian drug maker Laurus Labs, triggering a partial exit for Fidelity Growth Partners India.
South Asia | 30 Oct 2014 |
Singapore-based early stage VC Wavemaker Pacific - a member of the DFJ Global Network - has appointed two tech entrepreneurs, Dennis Goh and Nix Nolledo, to its investment team.
Southeast Asia | 30 Oct 2014 |
Salamander Energy, an Asia-focused oil and gas exploration and production company, has received a buyout offer from Jynwel Capital, a Hong Kong-based PE firm controlled by Malaysian businessman Jho Low.
Buyouts | 30 Oct 2014 |
MegaChips Corp, a Tokyo-listed semiconductor maker, is to acquire SiTime Corporation, a VC-backed US semiconductor company for $200 million.
Technology | 30 Oct 2014 |
The Carlyle Group has crossed the halfway mark on its third Japan buyout fund, with approximately $600 million raised predominantly from domestic investors.
North Asia | 30 Oct 2014 |
Southeast Asia-focused media company Catcha Group has launched a venture capital unit that will invest in new media, technology and mobile businesses throughout the region.
Technology | 30 Oct 2014 |
Guangdong Highsun Group, Chinese property developer and chemicals producer, is launching a RMB1.5 billion ($245 million) PE fund that will invest in entertainment and internet-related assets.
Fundraising | 30 Oct 2014 |
Jaguar Animal Health, a veterinary drugs developer backed by China-focused healthcare investor BVCF, is looking to raise as much as $54 million through a NASDAQ IPO.
Exits | 29 Oct 2014 |
India taxi-booking app Ola has raised $210 million in a Series D round of funding led by SoftBank. Existing investors Tiger Global, Matrix Partners India and Steadview Capital also participated.
Venture | 29 Oct 2014 |
Japanese tech giant SoftBank Group has agreed to invest $627 million in Indian e-commerce site Snapdeal, bringing the start-up's total funding to more than $1 billion.
Technology | 29 Oct 2014 |
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