Australian vacuum and cleaning products retailer Godfreys Group, which was acquired by Unitas Capital and Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) and then taken over by creditors after running into...
Exits | 28 Nov 2014 |
Capital Today, DST Advisors and Hillhouse Capital Management will sell more shares in Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com through a follow-on offering.
Exits | 27 Nov 2014 |
Manpasand Beverages, the PE-backed drinks maker behind Mango Sip, is looking to raise as much as INR4 billion (INR64.6 million) through an India IPO.
South Asia | 27 Nov 2014 |
Lone Star Funds is closing in on a KRW177.2 billion ($159 million) payout from the South Korea tax authorities after a court said the PE firm should be refunded taxes levied on its sale of a stake in Korea Exchange Bank (KEB).
Regulation | 25 Nov 2014 |
Actis has exited it stake in India's Nigilri Dairy Farm , the business behind convenience store chain Nilgiri's, to Future Consumer Enterprise (FCEL), a retail unit of Kishore Biyani’s Future Group.
South Asia | 24 Nov 2014 |
Everstone Capital and US tech-focused investor Solmark have agreed to acquire a majority stake in Servion Global Solutions, an India-based customer interaction management (CIM) solutions provider, for INR4 billion ($65 million).
Technology | 21 Nov 2014 |
Kayac, a Japanese internet company backed by Globis Capital Partners and CyberAgent, has filed for its IPO on the Mothers (market of the high-growth and emerging stocks) section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).
North Asia | 21 Nov 2014 |
Local regulators stressed their commitment to encouraging private equity investment as industry participants at the AVCJ Taiwan Forum urged the government to appreciate the role the asset class can play in shoring up the island’s slowing economy.
Regulation | 21 Nov 2014 |
Affinity Equity Partners will exit Australian deli meats producer Primo Group after Brazilian food processing giant JBS agreed to buy the business for A$1.45 billion ($1.25 billion).
Exits | 21 Nov 2014 |
US-based PE investor Francisco Partners will fully exit Australia’s Aconex as the cloud-based project management platform for the construction industry raises A$140 million ($120 million) through an IPO.
Exits | 20 Nov 2014 |
Japanese electronics retailer Nojima has agreed to acquire a 100% stake in mobile phone retailer ITX from Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) for JPY51.3 billion ($433 million).
North Asia | 20 Nov 2014 |
EHi Car Services, a Shanghai-based car rental company backed by a string of VC investors, has raised $120 million through an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Technology | 19 Nov 2014 |
Quadrant Private Equity will exit as much as half of its stake in Estia Health as the Australian aged care provider seeks to raise up to A$834 million ($726 million) through an IPO. The private equity firm bought the business in October 2013.
Exits | 19 Nov 2014 |
Gumi, the VC-backed Japanese game developer, has filed for its Tokyo IPO, which could value the company at JPY100 billion ($900 million).
North Asia | 18 Nov 2014 |
Asahi has received NZ$220 million ($175 million) from Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) and Unitas Capital in a settlement that brings to a close their dispute over the sale of New Zealand beverage producer Independent Liquor.
Consumer | 18 Nov 2014 |
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As investor's confidence in the domestic economy is restored, Taiwan's private equity sector players are anticipating a long-awaited upswing in activity, especially with a more transparent and open regulatory environment to revive growth. Positive signals from the government include the new M&A regulation, which will add on protection of minority shareholders upon its launch. The National Development Fund has also injected billions of cash into local funds in an effort to support industrial innovation.
20 November 2014, The Westin Hotel, Taipei
With the empathic and historic victory of Narendra Modi at the recent elections in India, the market confidence has improved significantly. Until recently, India was mentioned in financial markets only in a negative light given the enormous potential and lack of delivery. Difficulties in exiting, arbitrary taxation and poor governance are just some of the chronic problems deterring investors.
Discover what repercussions the latest political developments will have on the private equity industry, the outlook for the next wave of fundraising, where GPs expect to source exits and the best way forward for existing and potential investors.
2-3 December 2014, Taj Lands End Hotel, Mumbai