Private equity fundraising, investment and exits all fell to multi-year lows in the first quarter of 2020 as the economic fallout from coronavirus outbreak forced investors to focus on existing portfolio exposure and made them wary of making new commitments.
UK-based enterprise IT services provider Ascential has acquired Yimian Data, a Chinese e-commerce analytics business backed by local VC firms ZhenFund and Legend Star.
Asian private equity investors face considerable challenges in 2020 with the coronavirus outbreak likely to exacerbate existing concerns around an impending global downturn, a drop-off in exits and dwindling deal-making activity in China, according to...
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Huize Holding, a Shanghai-based insurance platform backed by SAIF Partners, has raised about $55 million in a US IPO.
Warburg Pincus generated distributions of $2 billion from its China investments last year, a record annual total for its local operation.
The last three months of 2019 were consistent with the preceding nine as pan-regional fundraising remained weak and exits continued to disappoint. Only investment rebelled against the status quo
France-based GP Tikehau Capital has exited its stake in Singapore workspace provider JustCo, achieving a net profit of S$27.7 million ($20.5 million) and an 8x return multiple.
Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries has agreed to buy an 85% stake in local enterprise IT provider NowFloats for INR1.4 billion ($20 million). It positions several VCs to exit.
EQT spent 11 years helping Chinese pharmacy chain Laobaixing evolve from large-format laggard into a focused and efficient operator that meets the needs of modern customers. It has now exited with a 7.7x return
Chinese cross-border private equity firm Sailing Capital has exited its position in Soneva, a Thailand-based luxury hotel operator known for its Maldives resorts, following the sale of a significant minority stake to US-based KSL Capital Partners.
CVC Capital Partners is poised to complete its exit from Indonesia broadband and cable TV provider Link Net – in which it has been an investor since 2011 – through a trade sale to MNC Vision Network.
Advent International has agreed to acquire a controlling position in Bharat Serums and Vaccines, an Indian biopharmaceuticals supplier focused on the women’s health segment.
Polarization in fundraising has left middle-market investors with difficult options for realizing exits, according to industry participants at the AVCJ Forum.
Chinese venture capital firms are doubling down on areas in which they have domain expertise as the spectrum of opportunities widens, industry participants told the AVCJ Forum.
CLSA Capital Partners backed Japan's Worldtool having been won over by a Uniqlo-inspired business model. It turned into a domestic and overseas expansion story
Alibaba Cloud, a subsidiary of Alibaba Group, has agreed to acquire Chaitin Technology, a Chinese cybersecurity start-up backed by Matrix Partners and Qiming Venture Partners.
Thailand-based Lakeshore Capital has exited Bangkok area steakhouse chain Santa Fe to Singha Corporation for $50 million, generating a 2.75x return.
US private equity firm New Mountain Capital has agreed to acquire Emids, a US-headquartered business process outsourcing (BPO) provider with extensive operations in India, for an undisclosed sum.
Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional has agreed to sell the Prince Court Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur to local operator IHH Healthcare for about MYR1 billion ($244 million).
An exit lag and difficulties raising money for renminbi funds in China has created a novel opening for secondaries investors comfortable moving assets from one currency to another
Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) has agreed to acquire 100% of Australian marine logistics provider Sea Swift, facilitating exits for CHAMP Ventures and HarbourVest Partners.
Megvii Technology, best known for its Face++ platform, is set to become the first Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) company to list in Hong Kong.
Baring Private Equity Asia has acquired Korean consumer finance and leasing services provider Acuon Capital from JC Flowers for an undisclosed sum.