China consumer: Brand power vs traffic might
Private equity investment in China’s consumer sector has fluctuated over the past 18 months in line with the fortunes of portfolio companies. Applying TMT logic to brand building didn’t help
Kathy Xu, founder and president of Capital Today, has invested in companies that have come to define China’s e-commerce ecosystem, from JD.com to Meituan. This doesn’t make it any easier to order groceries...
Bain seeks delisting of Chindata within three years of listing
Bain Capital has submitted a USD 2.9bn take-private bid for Chindata Group, a largely China-focused data centre operator that it assembled through a buy-and-build and took public in October 2020.
Japan's J-Star buys freight forwarding company
Japan’s J-Star has acquired local freight forwarding business Japan Trust Holdings for an undisclosed sum as part of a transportation services consolidation play.
Ex-Eaton Asia head targets asset management, GP stakes
Chris Lerner, formerly of Eaton Partners and MSA Capital, has established an asset management operation that will ultimately raise an Asian fund-of-funds and teamed up with US-based Bonaccord Capital Partners to expand its GP stakes business into the...
Northstar's managing partner to become CEO of GoTo
Patrick Walujo, a co-founder and managing partner of Northstar Group, has been appointed group CEO of Indonesian super app GoTo, with the Southeast Asia-focused private equity firm telling LPs it expects minimal impact to day-to-day business.