Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart has completed another round of funding worth $700 million from a combination of new and existing investors. The company has now raised $1.9 billion in 2014...
Technology | 22 Dec 2014 |
Thai Union Frozen Products, the world’s largest producer of canned seafood, has agreed to buy Bumble Bee Seafoods from US-based GP Lion Capital for $1.5 billion.
Exits | 22 Dec 2014 |
Lombard Investments and LeapFrog Investments have acquired a 21.75% stake in Thailand’s Syn Mun Kong Insurance (SMK) from Royal & Sun Alliance Group (RSA) for THB1.89 billion ($57.5 million).
Southeast Asia | 21 Dec 2014 |
A consortium led by Fosun International has submitted another improved offer for Club Méditerranée (Club Med) – extending a process that has already more than 18 months and during which the bidding price has risen nearly 45%.
Consumer | 21 Dec 2014 |
Apollo Global Management has agreed to buy half of Leighton Holdings’ maintenance services business, generating cash proceeds of around A$700 million ($573 million) for the Australian construction company.
Australasia | 19 Dec 2014 |
CITIC Capital Partners has exited Japanese bone china and tableware manufacturer Narumi Corporation to Ishizuka Glass for JPY4.3 billion ($36.2 million).
Exits | 19 Dec 2014 |
Struggling Chinese sportswear retailer Li Ning plans to raise up to HK$1.69 billion ($218 million) through a share offering, with existing investors TPG Capital, Milestone Capital and GIC Private all agreeing to participate.
Greater China | 18 Dec 2014 |
JKL Partners and a unit of South Korean agricultural conglomerate Harim Group have been named by a local court as the preferred bidder for bankrupt shipper STX Pan Ocean.
Buyouts | 18 Dec 2014 |
India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA) has exited Music Broadcast, which runs FM radio station Radio City, to Jagran Prakashan, a listed Indian media conglomerate backed by The Blackstone Group.
Exits | 18 Dec 2014 |
US auto parts maker Visteon Corp. has agreed to sell a 70% stake in its South Korea-based subsidiary Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. (HVCC) to Hahn & Co. and Hankook Tire for around $3.6 billion.
North Asia | 18 Dec 2014 |
SoftBank Group is leading a $90 million round of funding for Locon Solutions, operator of property listing platform Housing.com. It will become the largest investor in the business.
Expansion | 17 Dec 2014 |
The Australian operation of Jones the Grocer, a gourmet food retailer majority-owned by L Capital Asia, has gone into administration but is expected to stay open while undergoing a restructuring.
Restructuring | 17 Dec 2014 |
CVC Capital Partners is set to make a partial exit from Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) as Cathay Life Insurance confirmed it had agreed to buy a 20% stake in the Philippines lender for PHP17.92 billion ($400.5 million).
Financials | 17 Dec 2014 |
Cathay Capital has reached a final close on its latest Sino-French fund at the hard cap of EUR500 million ($624 million) after less than a year in the market.
Fundraising | 17 Dec 2014 |
The Blackstone Group is backing an investment platform launched by City Developments (CDL) that will enable the Singapore real estate firm to raise S$1.5 billion ($1.1 billion) in return for exposure to cashflows generated by properties on the resort...
Real estate | 16 Dec 2014 |
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
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The market is relatively optimistic as a new government that is viewed favourable to a balanced investment arena is introduced and we see an increase in deal activity. The hopes for a flourishing PE market amid the euphoria of 2012 has not yet been realised but the potential is still present and now may well be the time for the country to take off in its own right and increase its reputation as THE hot market in Southeast Asia.
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