Navis Capital Partners sees MFS Technology - the first exit from its seventh fund - as the initial manifestation of a strategy that takes a long-term view on a target industry's development but focuses on rapid implementation of value creation plans
PE secondary buyouts are becoming more accepted in Asia as GPs increasingly look to other fund managers for exit opportunities
Navis Capital Partners has agreed to exit its controlling position in Singapore-based circuit board maker MFS Technology. The GP will generate a 3x money multiple and an IRR of more than 40% on the investment.
Finding ways to implement environment, social and governance (ESG) policies and track performance with greater consistency has become a priority for some – but by no means all – Asian GPs
Private equity ownership can bring significant benefit to a portfolio company, but it can also be challenging for both the investor and the investee.
The focus for private equity firms in Asia has shifted from putting in place environment, social and governance (ESG) policies to implementing these policies across portfolios consistently and in ways that allow their impact to be measured.
Asia’s pan-regional buyout players are raising ever larger funds and pursuing ever larger deals. Is there now more capital in this segment of the market than places to – sensibly – put it?
Navis Capital Partners' bet on UK-based Cherry Valley Group seven years ago has paid off with a sale to two Chinese agribusiness investors
Navis Capital Partners has sold Cherry Valley Group (CVF), a duck genetics supplier and a breeder of Peking ducks, to Beijing Capital Agribusiness Group (Sunlon) and CITIC Agri Fund Management for an undisclosed sum.
Now on its third PE owner, Guardian Early Learning Group is building its unique brand identity in Australia’s busy childcare sector. The key has been for each party to respect the strengths and needs of the other
Bolt-on acquisitions enable private equity firms to bring down the cost of investments through multiple arbitrage and leveraging synergies. But in a climate of heady valuations, are GPs thinking too big?
Encouraging trends in population, social mobility, commodities, technology, and governance standards are converging on Islamic finance. PE plays a small role with strong upside in Asia
Navis Capital Partners has agreed to sell its controlling stake in Australia’s Retail Apparel Group (RAG) to The Foschini Group of South Africa in a deal worth A$302.5 million ($225 million).
Regional private equity firms are refocusing on Vietnam, widening the exit options for local GPs that specialize in bringing companies to scale. But sizeable deals are scarce and valuations are rising
Navis Capital Partners has acquired Mainland Poultry with a view to meeting the New Zealand's egg producers domestic capital investment needs and taking its technology into other parts of Asia
Navis Capital Partners has agreed to buy a majority stake in New Zealand-based egg producer Mainland Poultry. The size of the deal was not disclosed but local media reports put it at NZ$300-350 million ($207-242 million).
Village Grocer, a Malaysian premium grocery chain owned by Navis Capital Partners, has taken over domestic rival Bens Independent Grocer (BIG).
Oaktree Capital Management and Navis Capital Partners are merging Fitness First and Celebrity Fitness in the expectation that scale will be rewarded in Southeast Asia's gym market
The Hong Kong and Southeast Asia business of Fitness First, which is controlled by Oaktree Capital Management, has agreed to merge with Celebrity Fitness, a Southeast Asia gym operator owned by Navis Capital Partners.
Golden Foods Siam was struggling when Navis Capital Partners took it over, but the GP’s willingness to give management the needed tools helped generate a 3.4x return
PE investors must focus on speed and forward planning when implementing strategies across team building, operational improvements and crisis management, industry participants told the AVCJ Forum in Hong Kong.