Sequoia, ChrysCapital to exit India's Curatio
Sequoia Capital India and ChrysCapital Partners are set to exit Indian skincare brand Curatio, with Torrent Pharma agreeing to acquire 100% of the company for INR 20bn (USD 245m).
Polaris exits Japan LCD panel business
Polaris Capital Group has fully exited Aimechatec, a supplier of LCD panel manufacturing equipment it carved out from Hitachi in 2016 and took public last year, with proceeds of JPY 3.96bn (USD 27.6m).
EQT exits China packaging business to OTPP
EQT has confirmed the sale of its co-control stake in China-headquartered packaging manufacturing company GPA Global to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (OTPP) for an undisclosed sum.
Australian GPs sell food businesses to PAG
PAG has acquired Australia-based Patties Foods and Vesco Foods, facilitating exits for Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) and Catalyst Investment Managers, respectively.
Deal focus: Anchorage exits rail player, launches Fund IV
Australia-based Anchorage Capital Partners has extended a string of exits with the sale of a local rail industry player, while going to market seeking AUD 500m (USD 339m) for its fourth fund
Korea: A good time to be different?
Macroeconomic uncertainty and liquidity risk are pushing Korean private equity firms to think beyond buyouts, double down on operational capabilities, and consider all their exit options
Anchorage exits Australia rail operator
Australia’s Anchorage Capital Partners has sold local rail operator Rail First Asset Management for AUD 425m (USD 290m) to Dutch GP DIF Capital Partners and Amber Infrastructure of the UK.
Australia branding platform Outfit acquired by US strategic
Australia’s Outfit, a VC-backed brand management business, has been acquired by Smartsheet, a New York-listed enterprise workflow management platform for an undisclosed sum.
Navis exits Singapore's Adampak after 10-year hold
Navis Capital Partners has sold 100% of Singapore-based Adampak, a diversified manufacturer specialising in labels and barcode stickers, to Oji Imaging Media, a leading Japanese paper company.
Kedaara buys minority stake in India's Oasis Fertility
Kedaara Capital has invested USD 50m for a significant minority stake in Oasis Fertility, a fertility treatment business with more than 26 centres across India.
Keppel buys Singapore waste management player 800 Super
Keppel Corporation has purchased a majority interest in Singapore waste management services business 800 Super Holdings, which was delisted in 2019 through a KKR-backed take-private, at a valuation of SGD 380m (USD 273m).
NZ Super, ACC exit Kiwibank via $1.3b NZ government buyout
New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZ Super) and Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) have exited state-owned Kiwibank at an implied valuation of NZD 2.1bn (USD 1.3bn).
AVCJ Awards 2022 - nominations have closed
Nominations for the 2022 AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Awards have now closed. Many thanks to all those who participated.
Korea's Kakao abandons plans for mobility unit stake sale
South Korean internet giant Kakao has abandoned plans to partially divest Kakao Mobility, its transportation division.
Denham, Nexif sell Australia, SE Asia energy assets for $1b
Resources-focused GP Denham Capital and power infrastructure company Nexif have agreed to sell jointly held energy assets across Australia and Southeast Asia at an enterprise value of USD 1bn.
OTPP to acquire majority stake in India's Sahyadri Hospitals
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) has agreed its first control private equity buyout in India, taking a majority stake in Sahyadri Hospitals and setting up a partial exit for Everstone Group.
Blackstone set for exit from New Zealand's Partners Life
The Blackstone Group will exit its majority stake in New Zealand-based insurer Partners Life following the announcement of a full acquisition of the company by Japan’s Dai-ichi Life Holdings at a valuation of approximately NZD 1bn (USD 645m).
Endeavour United exits Pizza Hut Japan
Endeavour United, a Japanese private equity firm established by the team behind turnaround investor Phoenix Capital, has ended its five-year tenure as owner of Pizza Hut Japan with a sale to Yamae Group Holdings
Navis exits medical cold chain player to US strategic
Navis Capital Partners has sold 100% of B Medical Systems, a Luxembourg-based biotech cold chain provider with significant Asian operations, at an enterprise value of EUR 460m (USD 469m).
Asia agtech: Work in progress
Global food supply issues and local economic realities are driving more capital into Asia’s agricultural technology space, where business models – from marketplaces to deep-tech – are still being proven
Omnivore exits India agtech player Eruvaka
Indian agriculture technology specialist Omnivore Partners claims to have achieved the country’s largest exit in the sector to date with the sale of aquaculture start-up Eruvaka to Dutch strategic Nutreco.
Potentia agrees $623m exit from Australia's Micromine
Australia’s Potentia Capital has agreed to exit its position in local mining software provider Micromine to UK-based industrial software player AspenTech in a deal worth AUD 900m (USD 623m).
India's ASG Eye Hospitals gets $188m from Kedaara, GA
Indian optometry chain ASG Eye Hospital has raised a INR 15bn (USD 188m) round led by Kedaara Capital and General Atlantic, setting up an exit for Investcorp.
SE Asia exits set for near-term turbulence, long-term strength - AVCJ Forum
Private equity exits will remain challenging this year as buyers and sellers drift further apart on pricing, investors told the AVCJ Southeast Asia Forum, although their long-term outlook for liquidity in the region remains reasonably bullish.