A Chinese consortium led by Go Scale Capital will buy an 80.1% stake in Philips’ combined LED components and automotive lighting unit at an enterprise valuation of $3.3 billion.
Greater China | 01 Apr 2015 |
MYOB, an Australian accounting software developer owned by Bain Capital, is seeking to raise up to A$833.8 million ($635.5 million) through an IPO on the Sydney bourse. The PE firm will not sell any shares in the offering.
Exits | 01 Apr 2015 |
Zodius Capital has led a $16 million Series C round for Indian mobile app developer and distributor AppsDaily, with participation by current investors Kalaari Capital, ru-Net Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures.
South Asia | 01 Apr 2015 |
SmartNews, the Tokyo-based start-up behind the news curation app of the same name, has raised $10 million in another round of funding led by Japanese internet gaming firm Gree.
North Asia | 01 Apr 2015 |
Japanese e-commerce incubator Beenos has led a $2.5 million Series A round of funding for Southeast Asian flea market app Duriana. Existing investors also took part in the round.
Southeast Asia | 01 Apr 2015 |
Kalaari Capital and Mayfield have committed $3 million in Series B funding to Indian travel planning site TripHobo.
Consumer | 01 Apr 2015 |
Allegro Funds has agreed to buy a 100% stake in Australian railway company Great Southern Rail (GSR) from its UK parent Serco.
Australasia | 31 Mar 2015 |
Tiger Global has led a $30 million Series C round of funding for India LimeRoad, an online social discovery platform aimed at women. Lightspeed Venture Partners and Matrix Partners India also took part in the round.
Consumer | 31 Mar 2015 |
Magma Fincorp, an Indian non-banking finance company (NBFC), has raised INR5 billion ($80 million) from KKR, LeapFrog Investments, and India Value Fund Advisors' (IVFA) Indium V.
South Asia | 31 Mar 2015 |
Meinian Onehealth Healthcare Group, the largest private provider of preventive healthcare check-up services in China and a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group among others, plans to list in Shenzhen through a reverse merger with Jiangsu Sanyou Group.
Greater China | 30 Mar 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 |
IDG Capital Partners has agreed to invest $24.06 million in Kingsoft Cloud Group as part of a funding round led by the cloud computing venture’s parent company, Kingsoft.
Venture | 30 Mar 2015 |
China Minsheng Investment, a private equity firm set up last year by the former head of China Minsheng Banking Corporation, will lead a $5 billion investment in an Indonesian industrial park.
Infrastructure | 30 Mar 2015 |
CDH Investments has participated in a RMB3 billion round ($483 million) round of funding for Shanghai Lujiazui International Financial Asset Exchange (Lufax), a Chinese peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform controlled by Ping An Insurance Group.
Expansion | 27 Mar 2015 |
Australian sports apparel brand 2XU - which is 40%-owned by L Capital Asia, a PE firm backed by luxury goods conglomerate LVMH - is looking to go public in either Australia or New York with an IPO that could value the business north of A$600 million ($468...
Australasia | 27 Mar 2015 |
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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