JD.com set to assume control of China Logistics Property
China e-commerce giant JD.com has agreed to buy a 26.38% stake in Hong Kong-listed China Logistics Property Holdings (CNLP) from the company’s founder, which will trigger a mandatory takeover offer for the entire business at a valuation of more than...
VIG buys Korea waste-to-energy business
Korean private equity firm VIG Partners has acquired a controlling stake in waste-to-energy (WTE) facility operator BioEnergyFarmAsan for about $100 million.
KKR, OTPP, PSP to buy Australia's Spark Infrastructure for $7.2b
KKR, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), PSP Investments have agreed to buy Australia-listed Spark Infrastructure, which has extensive interests in electricity transmission and distribution, for an enterprise valuation of A$10.1 billion ($7.2 billion).
Partners Group buys India broadband provider for $1.2b
Partners Group has agreed to buy India-based broadband provider Atria Convergence Technologies for an enterprise valuation of nearly $1.2 billion, facilitating a full exit for True North and a partial exit for TA Associates.
Deal focus: Warburg Pincus returns to ESR
The sale of ARA Asset Management to ESR will create a real estate behemoth primed to go big on e-commerce-driven logistics and data centers – and allow Warburg Pincus to reunite with the platform it seeded
ESR buys PE-backed real assets manager ARA for $5.2b
ARA Asset Management, an Asia-based real asset manager that was privatized by a PE consortium in 2016, has agreed to be acquired by Hong Kong-listed warehousing platform ESR for $5.2 billion.
Everstone backs $1b India data center JV
Everstone Group has teamed up with data center operator Yondr Group to invest $1 billion in facilities across India, leveraging the country’s push for greater data localization.
Australia institutional investors buy 49% in Telstra's towers unit
Future Fund, Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation, and Sunsuper have agreed to buy a 49% interest in Telstra’s Australian mobile tower network at a valuation of A$5.9 billion ($4.4 billion).
Fidelity backs $131m Series A for China citytech platform Venturous
Venturous Group, a Chinese smart city platform, has received $131 million in Series A funding from Fidelity, several family offices, and Benson Tan, founder of Venturous.
Alibaba Cloud to invest $1b in Asia start-ups
Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing and artificial intelligence unit of the eponymous Chinese internet giant, has pledged to invest $1 billion in Asia Pacific start-ups over the next three years.
Paddy Sinha joins India government infrastructure fund
Paddy Sinha, formerly managing partner of Tata Opportunities Fund, has become executive director and CIO for private equity at India’s National Investment & Infrastructure Fund (NIIFL).
Vietnam SOEs: Diverted divestments
Murky accounting and politics have rapidly decelerated the privatization of Vietnam’s government-owned companies in recent years. Private equity is biding its time and testing creative inroads
Quadrant backs Australia's TSA, Livingbridge exits
Quadrant Private Equity has invested an undisclosed sum in TSA Management, an Australia-based project consultancy business, taking out existing backer Livingbridge in the process.
MIRA makes $2.6b bid for Australia's Vocus
Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets (MIRA) has offered to acquire Australian broadband internet provider Vocus Group for about A$3.4 billion ($2.6 billion). It follows a string of abandoned bids.
AVCJ Awards 2020: Exit of the Year - Mid Cap: EMC Holdings
Taking full ownership of EMC Holdings wasn’t on Affirma Capital’s agenda, but it performed a successful pivot when the business started moving in the wrong direction
Vista founder calls for investment in Asia tech infrastructure
Vista Equity Partners is keen to invest in Asia’s financial technology space, but founder Robert F. Smith stressed that governments must put in place the appropriate regulatory infrastructure.
KKR closes Asia infrastructure fund at $3.9b
KKR has reached a final close on its first Asia Pacific-dedicated infrastructure fund at the hard cap of $3.9 billion. It is being called the largest pan-regional infrastructure fund ever raised.
Indian government infrastructure fund closes at $2.3b
NIIF Master Fund, a rupee-denominated infrastructure investment vehicle backed by the Indian government, has achieved a final close of $2.34 billion, beating its $2.1 billion target.
India renewables platform Ayana receives $70m
India’s Ayana Renewable Power has received $70 million in equity funding from a group of government-backed impact investors, including UK-based CDC Group.
DCP, CPE make $300m China data center play
DCP Capital Partners and CPE – formerly CITIC Private Equity – have led a $300 million investment in Hotwon Group, a Chinese cloud computing infrastructure services provider.
AMP Capital acquires Australian prison
Australia’s AMP Capital has acquired 100% of Hopkins Correctional Centre 200 kilometers west of Melbourne for an undisclosed sum.
CVC acquires Myanmar telecom towers business
CVC Capital Partners has agreed to buy Irrawaddy Green Towers (IGT), Myanmar’s largest independent telecommunications infrastructure provider.
Infratil rejects $3.8b AustralianSuper takeover offer
New Zealand-listed infrastructure investor Infratil has rejected a takeover offer from AustralianSuper that values it at around NZ$5.4 billion ($3.8 billion).
AIIB backs ADM's renewable energy debt fund
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has committed $100 million to an Asia-focused debt fund dedicated to renewable energy managed by Hong Kong’s ADM Capital.