Actis sells India renewables platform to Shell for $1.55b
Actis has sold Indian renewables platform Sprng Energy, including its flagship solar business Solenergi Power, to Shell Overseas investment for USD 1.55bn.
CPE sells New Zealand shipping business to Morgan Stanley
Australian middle-market private equity firm CPE Capital has sold StraitNZ, a ferry and logistics operator that runs services across the Cook Strait between New Zealand’s North and South Islands, to Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (MSIP).
India's EverSource acquires local EV fleet operator
India’s EverSource Capital has acquired a majority stake in Lithium Urban Technologies, a local electric vehicle (EV) fleet and charging infrastructure operator, for an undisclosed sum.
Farallon calls on Toshiba to reconsider PE buyout
Farallon Capital Management, a minority shareholder in Toshiba Corporation, has called on the company to reconsider bringing in a private equity investor amid mounting opposition to a two-way spinoff.
Nepal's Dolma hits second close on Fund II
Nepal’s Dolma Fund Management has reached a second close of USD 50m on its second impact fund with the addition of the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) as an LP.
Mubadala leads $500m round for Princeton Digital
Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment has contributed USD 350m to a USD 500m equity round for Singapore-based data centre developer Princeton Digital Group (PDG).
PEP targets $1b for second Australia secure assets fund
Australia’s Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) is preparing to launch its second secured assets with an AUD 1bn (USD 724m) target while planning to spin out one of the top-performing Fund I investments into a single-asset continuation vehicle.
Infrastructure: Out of the comfort zone
Infrastructure managers in Australia are pushing into the PE space, competing with GPs for assets and buying businesses from them. It falls under the core-plus umbrella, but is the definition being stretched too far?
CVC moves to exit Indonesia's Link Net, buys Malaysia's Affin Hwang
CVC Capital Partners is shaking up its Southeast Asia portfolio with a renewed attempt to exit Indonesian broadband and cable TV provider Link Net and the acquisition of Malaysia-based asset manager Affin Hwang Asset Management.
GIC backs $525m Korea data centre program
Singapore’s GIC has teamed up with digital infrastructure company Equinix with a view to investing USD 525m in the development of two data centres in Korea.
Brookfield backs Sequoia China's new economy infra fund
Sequoia Capital China has raised a new economy infrastructure fund – which will invest in the likes of logistics, data centres, and life science parks – with Brookfield serving as the largest LP.
India waste management software provider secures $22m
Recykal, a software provider for the waste management and recycling industries, has raised USD 22m in funding led by Morgan Stanley India Infrastructure.
Australia's PEP secures fourth exit in a fortnight
Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has agreed on exits from two energy infrastructure-related businesses, taking the Australia-based private equity firm to four announced liquidity events within a fortnight.
Airbus backs Australia quantum computing player
Airbus Ventures has led a $25 million Series B round for Australia’s Q-Ctrl, a quantum computing developer increasingly geared toward space tech and orbital infrastructure.
CDC expands Asia footprint
UK development finance institution CDC Group, already an active investor in South Asia, has announced a strategic pivot toward the broader region with a special interest in Southeast Asia.
Deal focus: Icon retains its private equity appeal
EQT’s $1.67 billion acquisition of Icon Group underscores the recent trend in large-cap buyouts, as well as the long-term growth potential for cancer care specialists in Australia and the wider Asian region
EQT buys Australia cancer care business from PE consortium
Goldman Sachs Asset Management, QIC, and Pagoda Investment – a China-focused GP set up by a former QIC executive – have agreed to sell Australia cancer care provider Icon Group to EQT for a reported valuation of A$2.3 billion ($1.67 billion).
CBC, APG launch China healthcare infra fund
Specialist healthcare investor CBC Group has teamed up with APG Asset Management to launch a $1.5 billion fund dedicated to the development of healthcare infrastructure in China.
Sequoia, GIC backing propels Envision's funding round to $1b
Sequoia Capital China and GIC have joined Primavera Capital Group in backing China-based green technology player Envision Group, taking the company’s latest funding round to $1 billion.
EIG pays $1.6b for 10% stake in Australia Pacific LNG
Energy and infrastructure investor EIG has acquired a 10% stake in Australia’s largest coal seam gas producer from domestic utility Origin Energy for A$2.12 billion ($1.59 billion).
Primavera makes $600m China cleantech investment
Primavera Capital Group has invested $600 million in two subsidiaries of Envision Group, a China-based manufacturer of wind turbines, smart batteries, and renewable energy management systems.
Eneos to buy PE-backed Japan Renewable Energy for $1.8b
Eneos Holdings, an oil company and active technology investor, has agreed to acquire Japan Renewable Energy (JRE) from Goldman Sachs Asset Management and GIC.
Brookfield's Asia head joins CapitaLand's fund management arm
Patrick Boocock, a managing partner at Brookfield Asset Management who led the firm’s investment and asset management activities in Asia, has moved to newly listed CapitaLand Investments (CLI).
PE investors exit Indonesia telecom towers business
The Carlyle Group has exited what was its debut investment in Indonesia – after a nine-year holding period – with the sale of telecom towers operator Solusi Tunas Pratama (STP).