Silicon Valley-based accelerator program BootstrapLabs, and Coolidge Corner Investment (CCVC), a Korean technology venture firm, have together formed BootstrapAccelerator Korea, a Seoul-based six-month accelerator program.
North Asia | 06 Dec 2013 |
Southern Capital Group (SCG) has made a buyout offer for HELP International Corp, a listed Malaysian university operator, valuing the company at MYR359.3 million ($111.4 million). Should the offer be successful, HELP would be taken private.
Southeast Asia | 06 Dec 2013 |
APN News & Media has agreed to exit its interest in advertising business APN Outdoor to joint venture partner Quadrant Private Equity for A$69 million ($66.5 million).
Buyouts | 06 Dec 2013 |
Operational involvement is increasingly a priority for Indian private equity firms as new money slowly trickles into country-focused funds, GPs said at the AVCJ India Forum.
South Asia | 05 Dec 2013 |
China Cinda Asset Management, a company originally set up to absorb non-performing loans (NPLs) from China’s Big Four state-owned banks, has priced its IPO at the top end of the indicative range and is on course to raise $2.5 billion. It will be Asia’s...
Financials | 05 Dec 2013 |
Australia's Nine Entertainment - which was saved from receivership by US hedge fund backers Oaktree Capital Group and Apollo Global Management - has raised A$631 million ($576.45 million) after pricing its IPO at the bottom end of the indicative range....
Australasia | 05 Dec 2013 |
Tokio Marine Capital Partners has agreed to sell its 49.9% stake in luxury department store operator Barneys Japan to Seven & i Holdings, the parent of 7 Eleven convenience stores and department store operator Sogo & Seibu, for around JPY6 billion ($58...
North Asia | 05 Dec 2013 |
CITIC Capital Partners has teamed up with US-based Windjammer Capital Investors to buy Engineered Controls International (ECI), a manufacturer of valves used in the transportation and storage of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas...
Greater China | 05 Dec 2013 |
Shares in Australian electronics retailer Dick Smith Holdings, which is backed by Anchorage Capital Partners, gained 3.6% on their trading debut on Wednesday before settling back to A$2.20, the same as the IPO price. The offering earlier raised A$344.5...
Exits | 04 Dec 2013 |
Ride On Express, a Japanese food delivery franchise operator backed by Jafco Ventures, saw its stock open at JPY3105 per share - a 55% premium on the offering price - on its first day of trading. The company earlier raised JPY2.3 billion ($22 million)...
North Asia | 04 Dec 2013 |
UK-based Sustainable Development Capital LLP (SDCL) has teamed up with with Hong Kong private equity infrastructure firm First Eastern Investment Group to launch a $200 million fund that will invest in energy efficiency projects in the UK and China.
Greater China | 04 Dec 2013 |
Chinese outbound direct investment (ODI) reached $73 billion during the first three quarters of 2013, with the amount of capital deployed in North America rising nearly three-fold on a year-on-year basis, according to A Capital, a private equity firm...
Greater China | 04 Dec 2013 |
Shenzhen-listed film and television producer Huace Media has picked up a 20% stake in Herun Media, a Beijing-based marketing specialist backed by several domestic VCs, for RMB104 million ($17 million).
Greater China | 03 Dec 2013 |
Crescent Capital Partners-owned travel insurer Cover-More Group is targeting a A$521.2 million ($475 million) IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Exits | 03 Dec 2013 |
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India's private equity industry is in a state of transition, and only funds that are nimble on their feet and adaptive will ultimately survive. Find out what you need to navigate India's changing landscape at the 14th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture India Forum on 5-6 December. Last year's Forum was attended by more than 250 top executives coming from 15 different countries and territories around the globe. Over 50 LPs joined the event, including dozens of foreign investors looking to increase their allocations to India or to invest in the country for the very first time. The conference featured in-depth analysis about India's private equity industry with sessions that covered topics ranging from confronting the difficult exit and fundraising environment, to understanding regulatory changes, to predicting where the industry will likely be in 2015.
Date: 5-6 December 2013
Venue: Tal Lands End, Mumbai
Join us at the 11th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Australia and New Zealand Forum on 5-7 March at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney to find out how funds of varying size are raising capital, sourcing deals and exits, as well as all you need to know to effectively navigate Australasia's changing alternative asset landscape.
After a decade-long mining boom the economy is experiencing a loss of momentum and the resulting deal flow reduction and lack of value in the market means GPs are chasing many of the same acquisition targets. That said, the exit market is recovering with both IPOs and M&A activity picking up, and an increase in LPs appetite for the asset class, and the recent government change means that the industry is cautiously optimistic for the future and expecting a rise in activity over the next 12 months.
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