US-based private equity firm Strattam Capital has acquired a majority stake in Australian workforce management software-as-a-service provider Acendre Partners for an undisclosed sum.
Chris Hadley, executive chairman of Quadrant Private Equity, reflects on the key themes underpinning the firm’s activities in Australia and – increasingly – overseas as well
Motilal Oswal Private Equity (MOPE) and healthcare-focused GP Invascent Capital have invested in Indian pharmaceutical developer Symbiotec Pharmalab, providing an exit for Actis Capital.
The transformation of Manuka Health from loosely run family affair into professional segment leader helped organize a cottage industry into big business
A selection of the key fundraising, investment and exit events - presented in chronological order - from the past 12 months
Intellihub Group, an Australian smart meter company formed earlier this year by Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) and Landis+Gyr, has acquired the metering data and service business of New Zealand power supplier Mercury for NZ$270 million ($185 million).
Industry participants share their outlooks on some of the biggest economic drivers of the day, including fast-growing sectors and shifting deal making factors across Asia’s varied markets
VIG Partners acquires Bonchon, a Korean-headquartered fried chicken restaurant chain with a global presence, with an eye to growing the business worldwide
Pan-regional funds attract the bulk of capital while the renminbi space withers; mixed fortunes for internet IPOs and trade sales; big buyouts fail to deliver but growth-stage tech stays strong
In renewable energy platform Sprng, Actis Capital sees an opportunity to replicate the success it enjoyed with recently-exited Ostro Energy. A strong foundation based on alignment with management is the key
New Zealand e-commerce company Trade Me has agreed to be 100% acquired by Apax Partners at an enterprise value of NZ$2.7 billion ($189 million) one week after receiving a similar proposal from Hellman & Friedman.
Baring Private Equity Asia has agreed to privatize Pioneer Corporation through a two-stage revitalization plan that will see it invest JPY102 billion ($905 million) in the struggling Japanese conglomerate.
A consortium including FountainVest Partners and Chinese sportswear retailer Anta Sports has won board support for a EUR4.6 ($5.23 billion) tender offer for Finland-listed Amer Sports, which owns brands such as Salomon, Atomic, and Louisville Slugger.
Appreciation of Asia’s private equity has grown among LPs as commitments to the asset class pay off in developed and emerging markets, but investing in Taiwan is difficult to justify due to the absence of a strong local identity.
Indian private equity firm ChrysCapital has acquired a majority stake in GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, a California-based developer of enterprise technology for the healthcare sector.
Hellman & Friedman has submitted a bid to acquire 100% of New Zealand-listed online auction and e-commerce company Trade Me for NZ$2.6 billion ($1.8 billion).
India's private equity market has reached a new level of maturity, and GPs must show they can keep pace with increasingly sophisticated entrepreneurs and LPs' expectations for returns
VIG Partners has agreed to buy a 55% stake in Bonchon International, a Korean fried chicken restaurant brand with 325 outlets across eight countries. The size of the transaction was not disclosed.
Polaris Capital has agreed to acquire Japanese online marriage services and event planning business O-net from e-commerce giant Rakuten for an undisclosed amount.
ACE Equity Partners, a Korean private equity firm that operates on a project fund basis, has acquired Daeho Technology Korea (DTK), a manufacturer of glass used in smart phones, for KRW400 billion ($356 million).
Crescent Capital Partners has agreed to acquire Viridian Glass, a maker of float glass based in Australia and New Zealand, from building products manufacturer CSR for A$155 million ($112 million).
Paddy Sinha, a managing partner with Tata Opportunities Fund, discusses macroeconomic and policy developments in India, the availability of buyouts, and the outlook for exits
HiParking, a Korean parking managing business owned by VIG Partners, has agreed to buy Wilson Parking Korea as part of an industry consolidation play.
While proprietary deals are not always possible in Asian private equity, there are many ways for GPs to gain an edge even when competing with multiple bidders for the same asset