The Australian government has given start-ups a boost with the much-anticipated introduction of a bill that means employees can defer paying tax on share options until they are actually converted into shares.
Australasia | 26 Mar 2015 |
GGV Capital has added three Chinese firms to its internet of things (IoT) portfolio, increasing its total holdings in the sector to eight companies.
Consumer | 26 Mar 2015 |
Premji Invest, the family office of Wipro Enterprises chairman Azim Premji, led an $80 million Series C round for US mobile operating system developer Cyanogen.
Media | 25 Mar 2015 |
Indian tea retailer Teabox has raised $6 million in a Series A round led by JAFCO Asia, with participation from Keystone Group and Dragoneer Investment Group, and existing investor Accel.
South Asia | 25 Mar 2015 |
Venture capital firm Accel Partners has raised $305 million for its fourth country-focused fund to invest in Indian start-ups.
South Asia | 25 Mar 2015 |
Private equity investors in Indonesia will see slow growth in the immediate future but the economy is showing signs for growth, in part due to reforms introduced by the new government, according to Sandiaga Uno, co-founder of Saratoga Capital.
Southeast Asia | 25 Mar 2015 |
Alibaba Group has made an LP commitment to the latest fund being raised by Israel-based VC firm Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP). It comes two months after the Chinese e-commerce giant made its first director investment in Israel.
Fundraising | 24 Mar 2015 |
Law firm Weil has hired Tim Gardner, formerly a private equity partner at Latham & Watkins, to join its Hong Kong office.
People | 24 Mar 2015 |
Trifecta Capital, the venture debt firm set up former Canaan Partners Managing Director Rahul Khanna, has secured a INR500 million ($8 million) anchor investment from RBL Bank for its debut fund, and set a new target of INR4 billion.
South Asia | 20 Mar 2015 |
A Hong Kong court has supported a move by CVC Capital Partners to freeze the assets of Lan Zhang, founder of Chinese restaurant chain South Beauty, which was bought by the private equity firm last year.
Buyouts | 20 Mar 2015 |
Chilean private equity firm Grupo Arcano plans to invest up to $100 million over the next two years in Australian start-ups.
Australasia | 20 Mar 2015 |
US-based Vivo Capital has closed its eighth fund at $750 million. It will invest in healthcare companies in the US and China.
Venture | 19 Mar 2015 |
AppWorks, a Taiwanese incubator, has raised NT$1.5 billion ($50 million) for a new fund to support domestic internet start-ups.
Greater China | 19 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