Zombie start-ups: On the same side
Zombie companies present a special challenge for VC investors, whose exit goals may not match the aims of the founders. Successful GPs will try to ensure a positive experience for all parties
Baring Asia to exit Japan's Joyful Honda
Baring Private Equity Asia will sell its minority stake in Joyful Honda, a Japan-based home improvement center operator, for JPY56.6 billion ($513 million) through participation in a tender offer launched by the company.
Sagar Ratna founder buys out India Equity Partners
Jayaram Banan, the founder of Indian restaurant chain Sagar Ratna, has bought out India Equity Partners’ (IEP) majority stake in the company.
INCJ, First Eastern in partial exit from Japanese airline
Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) and Hong Kong-based First Eastern Investment Group have agreed to sell a combined 28.3% holding in Japanese airline Peach Aviation for JPY30.4 billion ($271 million).
CDH raises $1.2b via sell down of China-based WH Group
CDH Investments, the largest PE shareholder in WH Group, will raise HK$9.25 billion ($1.19 billion) by exiting a 10.6% stake in the Chinese pork processor.
EQT exits Singapore’s Econ Healthcare
EQT Partners has agreed to sell its 49% stake in Singapore’s Econ Healthcare to the company’s founder Chu-Poh Ong ahead of a regional expansion initiative.
Carlyle to exit China’s Concord Medical via founder-led privatization
The Carlyle Group is set to make a full exit from Concord Medical Services, a US-listed Chinese radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging center operator, in a take-private transaction initiated by the company’s chairman and CEO.
KKR to part-exit China car dealership Rundong Auto
KKR will make a partial exit from Chinese car dealership China Greenland Rundong Auto as the company’s founder and president sealed agreements that will see him regain majority control and trigger a mandatory buyout offer.
Navis exits India's Classic Stripes through promoter buyback
Navis Capital Partners has exited its controlling stake in India's Classic Stripes in a buyback led by the family of founder Kishore Musale, with the backing of KKR. The deal is said to be worth INR3.6 billion ($54 million).
Navis sells Guardian Early Learning to Partners Group
Partners Group has bought a controlling stake in Australian early childhood education provider Guardian Early Learning Group from Navis Capital Partners at a post-deal valuation of A$440 million ($313 million)
ADV commits $45m to Indian hospital chain, Invascent exits
ADV Partners has invested $45 million in Indian hospital chain Dr. Agarwal's Healthcare, providing an exit for existing backer Invascent Capital.
KKR exits Vietnam's Masan Consumer with over 2x return
KKR has fully exited Vietnam’s Masan Consumer Corp. (MCC), generating a more than 2x return on a $359 million investment made across two tranches in 2011 and 2013.