Japan's governance reforms have given activist investors more leverage over underperforming companies. PE firms are well positioned to offer solutions to these targets in the form of carve-outs, privatizations, or partnerships
DDH1, an Australian drilling company backed by Oaktree Capital Management, has acquired 100% of domestic counterpart Strike Drilling as part of a platform-based consolidation plan.
Australian medical device manufacturer Sirtex Medical has accepted a A$1.9 billion ($1.4 billion) buyout offer from China’s CDH Investments, pulling the plug on an earlier agreement with US-listed Varian Medical Systems.
Unable to find growth at home, Japanese companies are looking for it overseas. Private equity investors can be helpful in everything from execution to integration, provided they can prove their credentials
Private equity investors see potential for growth in Japan’s demographic contractions. Countercyclical and tangential consolidation strategies are the preferred gambits in a churning macro environment
CVC Capital Partners has acquired 100% of Malaysia-based food company Munchy Food Industries for an undisclosed sum.
Hahn & Co has completed carve-outs of a used-car retailer from SK Group and a car rental business from CJ Group with a view to pursuing consolidation in Korea's automobile retail and services space
US-based private equity firm Vora Ventures has acquired Indian B2B marketplace operator Shakedeal for an undisclosed amount.
Bain Capital Private Equity has acquired Australian child care services provider Little Learning School in a bolt-on to existing portfolio company Only About Children (OAC).
Institutional investors are preparing for a downturn in Asia – and emphasizing the importance of disciplined deployment – as they see worrying “pro-cycle market behavior” in the private markets space globally.
Advantage Partners has completed the buyout of Malaysian plastic bottle manufacturer Plastic Centre through its recently closed $380 million Asia fund.
Sino Gas & Energy Holdings, an Australia-listed natural gas developer focused on China, has accepted a A$530 million ($402 million) buyout offer from Lone Star Funds.
Pacific Equity Partners has teamed up with Landis+Gyr to buy Origin Energy's Australia smart meters business. They plan on bankrolling - through fund and co-investment - a nationwide rollout
Pakistan-based private equity firm Ijara Capital Partners has acquired a 100% stake in domestic frozen food company Quick Foods Industries for an undisclosed sum.
Private equity interest in wine is set to increase as its role in the China luxury goods thesis comes further into focus. Culture, character, and copycatting will be at the top of investors’ strategic agenda
Indian healthcare service provider Fortis Healthcare (FHL) has reopened bidding for its hospital operation and invited offers from several potential investors, including TPG Capital-backed Manipal Hospital Enterprises (MHEPL).
Navis Capital Partners aims to promote ethical and environmentally sustainable textile production through its investment in Vietnam's Saitex
Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) and Landis+Gyr, a Switzerland-based technology supplier to the electricity industry, have agreed to jointly acquire Australian smart meter company Acumen for A$267 million ($202 million).
Navis Capital Partners and The Blackstone Group will exit National Lifestyle Villages (NLV), an Australian developer and operator of mobile home parks, to Serenitas, a joint venture between Singapore’s GIC Private and local GP Tasman Capital Partners.
Private equity valuations in Vietnam are rocketing as competition for deals hots up and target companies tie their pricing expectations to soaring public markets.
Australia-listed oil and gas supplier Santos has rejected a buyout offer from EIG Global Energy Partners backed by China-based private equity firm Hony Capital and gas distributor ENN Group. The deal would have valued the company at up to $10.9 billion.
Australian hospital operator Healthscope has rejected buyout offers from Brookfield Asset Management and a consortium led by BGH Capital that valued the company at A$4.4 billion ($3.3 billion) and A$4.1 billion, respectively.
Apax Partners has sold its remaining 48% interest in GlobalLogic, an IT outsourcing company founded by several Indian entrepreneurs, to Partners Group. The deal values the business at more than $2 billion.
Bain Capital Private Equity has made a A$810 million ($613 million) buyout offer for BWX, an Australian manufacturer of branded skin and hair care products.