A new survey shows recovering confidence in private equity, but LPs are becoming more selective about their investments.
Apo Plus Station, a portfolio company of Japanese private equity firm J-Star, has purchased a 40% stake in EBM, a clinical examinations specialist.
Lazard is looking for Asian partners interested in buying a stake in Australian biscuit manufacturer Unibic. The private equity firm wants a strategic partner for its portfolio company who can help develop the business and increase exports to Asia.
Japanese buyout firm Unison Capital portfolio company MK Capital Management, a real estate asset management company based in Tokyo, has acquired 90% of Atlas Partners Japan Ltd. (APJ), another Japanese real estate fund manager for undisclosed sum.
Japanese private equity firm J-Star has increased its stake in Apo Plus Station K.K. (APS), a pharmaceutical-focused contract sales organization (CSO) in Tokyo which the firm already two-thirds owns. The size and value of the stake has not been disclosed.
The Carlyle Group was reportedly having problematic issues with two of its portfolio companies, China Forestry, a Hong Kong-listed plantation operator and NASDAQ-listed China Agritech.
Private equity-backed Yumeshin Holding Co., an outsourcing service provider in the construction industry, will launch a tender offer for listed personnel agency Fullcast Technology.
Mizuho Financial Group (MHFG), Japan’s second largest financial group, is to acquire the remaining shares it does not own in each of its affiliate companies - including Mizuho Trust Banking Co., Mizuho Securities Co., Mizuho Invester Securities Co.,...
CHAMP Private Equity-controlled Blue Star Group, a trans-Tasman-Australia printing company, has reportedly received an additional capital contribution from CHAMP Private Equity, coming the same day that Blue Star announced that it would soon announce...
US-based Groupon, the group buying portal site, will be officially launched in China under the name GaoPeng.com.
Tokyo-based Marunouchi Capital, a joint venture equally owned by Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities, is reportedly close to finalizing negotiations for a takeover of Seijo Ishii Co., a high-end supermarket operator in...
Japan’s second-largest retailer Aeon Co. is reportedly eyeing a 12.31% stake in domestic department store operator Parco Co. in an effort to capitalize on Japan’s growing fashion space.
Advantage Partners, the Tokyo-based buyout firm, is reportedly considering giving up three of its five board seats of its 100%-owned investee - and troubled lender - Tokyo Star Bank to creditors.
Indonesia’s antitrust agency (KPPU) has reportedly announced that Temasek Holdings has paid 15 billion rupiah ($1.66 million) through its partially owned affiliate, PT Telkomsel, as its portion of an outstanding fine owed after the group was found in...
REINS International Inc., a food chain operator in Tokyo fully owned by Rex Holdings, has sold 100% stake in Red Lobster Japan Co., Ltd., to CELUX Inc., a food business producer and food chain operator based in , Japan.
National Pension Service, South Korea’s largest investor, plans to form a private equity fund with local conglomerates, including SK Group, GS Group, and KT Corporation, to seek returns from private investments in global markets.
Haya, China’s largest retail space solutions business, backed by Blue Point Capital Partners, is considering an IPO in China, according to reports.
Morgan Stanley Private Equity (MSPE) investee Sihuan Pharmaceutical has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Hainan Sihuan Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. has secured an exclusive distributorship agreement for 30 years with Benxi Leilong Pharmaceutical...
Standard Chartered Private Equity Ltd. (SCPEL) portfolio company, Mnet, a South Korea-based media operator, will be merged into CJ Group, the leading local media operator formerly known as Cheil Jedang Group, as part of the latter’s objective of globalizing...
Partners Group has provided mezzanine debt financing for Collins Foods Group, the largest Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) franchisee in Australia and invested by Pacific Equity Partners (PEP), for an undisclosed amount.
PRC SWF the China Investment Corporation (CIC), may seek to invest in infrastructure projects in the US, as its officials urged US authorities to spend up to $1 trillion on new infrastructure, according to reports.
China National BlueStar, the Chinese specialty chemicals company partly owned by US buyout firm the Blackstone Group, is reportedly in talks to acquire some or all of Norwegian solar cell maker Elkem AS, owned by a Norwegian conglomerate Orkla ASA.
South Korean officials have stated that the government will begin the sale of its 57% stake in Woori Financial Holdings, the nation’s third-largest financial services group, this week, as part of a planned privatization.
The employees' union of Lone Star investee Korea Exchange Bank (KEB) held a closed and secret meeting with executives of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) last month, smoothing the way for a bid by the Australian lender for Lone Star's controlling...