The proposed JPY17.4 billion ($157 million) acquisition of Japanese printing and IT services provider Kosaido by Bain Capital has reached an impasse after the private equity firm’s tender offer failed to win sufficient shareholder support.
A bid of JPY610 per share won board approval in January, with one of the major shareholders, Sawada Holdings, pledging to sell its 12.4% stake. The board said privatization would give Kosaido flexibility...
Ascendent Capital Partners has joined Xuan Ruiguo, the chairman and founder of Hong Kong-listed industrial control systems maker China Automation Group, in a take-private offer that values the company at HK$1.5 billion ($197 million).
Australian investment firm Leap Capital has raised A$50 million ($34 million) for a venture debt fund that will target established, revenue-generating companies locally.
Hansoh Pharmaceutical Group, a Chinese drug developer that counts Hillhouse Capital and Boyu Capital among its investors, has raised HK$7.86 billion ($1 billion) through a Hong Kong IPO.
Fidelity International has announced plans to spin-out its proprietary investment arm Eight Roads within the year pending regulatory and shareholder approvals.