Topics: Fundraising

The Buoyant Fundraising Market in Europe Continues

The Buoyant Fundraising Market in Europe Continues

The European fundraising market is looking strong and aggressive. Its latest beneficiary has been Star Capital Partners. The private equity group announced this week it has raised €800 million in the upbeat market. But as fundraising has heated up, suitable assets are becoming harder to come by – turning fund’s attention away from the region.   Star Capital breaks the [...]

Indian Fintech Startup Raises $5.3m

Indian Fintech Startup Raises $5.3m

Fintech startup PaySense has raised $5.3m in a Series A round, adding to its impressive fundraising efforts. The latest round was led by Jungle Ventures and it also featured Naspers Group and Nexus Venture Partners. The investment round is a clear example of the strength and attractions of the Indian fintech sector.   PaySense’s strong fundraising efforts continue   The [...]

Fintech Startup Airwallex Gets $13 Million in Funding

Fintech Startup Airwallex Gets $13 Million in ...

Australian fintech startup Airwallex just managed to raise funds from a number of global investors. It secured $13 million in total funding, as the startup continues to expand its cross-border payment business overseas.   A successful funding round   The funding round managed to attract plenty of foreign investment from some of the biggest names in global commerce. Airwallex was [...]

Private Equity Fundraising Remains Strong in Asia

Private Equity Fundraising Remains Strong in Asia

  All the eyes are currently fixated in China, as Asia’s largest economy continues to show worrying signs. Private equity investors around the region and the rest of the world are also paying close attention to the problems, as well as the opportunities China’s current economic slowdown could present. While the country’s economy is troubling many investors, fundraising activity in [...]

Everstone Capital Advisors Raises $730 Million with Third Fund

Everstone Capital Advisors Raises $730 Million with ...

  The Singapore-based private equity firm announced on Tuesday the closure of its third fund. Everstone Capital Advisors, which is the private equity arm of the Everstone Group, said it has raised $730 million with the fund, which aims to focus on investments in India and Southeast Asia.   The Fund   According to the official statement, the Everstone Capital [...]

Singapore-Based Private Equity Fund Closes Its New Fund

Singapore-Based Private Equity Fund Closes Its New ...

  Private equity firm Lion Global Investors announced on Thursday that it had closed its latest fund. The private equity firm formed the fund together with the Singapore-headquartered OCBC Bank and after a rocky start had to upsize it. The hope is to use the new fund for investments in small and medium-sized companies in Asia.   The Fund   [...]

Tata Opportunities Fund to Raise $700 Million

Tata Opportunities Fund to Raise $700 Million

  Tata Opportunities Fund, the private equity fund of the Indian conglomerate Tata Group, has announced its plans to raise $700 million in the following year. Two other separate private equity funds by the firm are also looking for further investments. It is another strong indicator for the improved strength in the Indian private equity market.   The Announcement   [...]

Chinese Car-Booking Industry Attracts Private Equity Investment

Chinese Car-Booking Industry Attracts Private Equity...

  The Chinese markets are currently experiencing quite a bit of turmoil, but investor appetite in the country remains steady. One sector, which has attracted plenty of private equity interest in recent months, is the booming car-booking sector. Big players in the industry, such as Didi Kuaidi, have attracted funding from a number of private equity firms.   Didi Kuaidi [...]

Israeli Private Equity Firm Viola Raises $250 Million

Israeli Private Equity Firm Viola Raises $250 ...

Private equity company, Viola Private Equity, announced on Wednesday that it has reached its targets with the latest investment fund.  The Israeli firm has been able to raise $250 million with the fund and the firm said there is possibility the fund will remain open for the time being. The firm will use the fund to invest in technology companies, [...]

Baring Private Equity Asia Closes Its Sixth Asia Fund

Baring Private Equity Asia Closes Its Sixth Asia ...

The Hong Kong-based private equity firm, Baring Private Equity Asia, announced on Tuesday that it’s closing its sixth Asia fund. The fund was able to attract a total of $3.99 billion, which is among the largest private equity funding in the region and shows that investors are still eager for the growth opportunities on offer in Asia.   Exceeding Targets [...]

European Private Equity Specialising to Compete with Rich Asian Rivals

European Private Equity Specialising to Compete with...

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the increased competition in the private equity sector. European firms seem to be faced with the toughest battle, as they have to deal with the increased number of rich Asian and Middle Eastern firms on one side and the large, established American firms on the other side. Many European firms consider specialisation [...]

Private Equity Backed Micromax Informatics Planning IPO

Private Equity Backed Micromax Informatics Planning ...

2014 was a busy year for initial public offerings (IPOs) and 2015 is starting in a similar manner. India’s second largest smartphone company is reportedly planning an IPO later in the year. According to reports, Micromax Informatics is looking to raise around $500 million.   The Economic Times reported first on the news over the weekend, stating the Indian company [...]

Fundraising Dives in Third Quarter

Fundraising Dives in Third Quarter

This past quarter’s private equity fundraising fell short of the USD 100 bn mark for the first time in over a year, according to Preqin’s latest research. It was the lowest quarterly amount of capital raised in three years, when USD 66bn was secured by funds closed in Q3 2011. Despite this, says Preqin, fundraising for the whole of 2014 [...]

BRIC’s Losing Share as PE Investors Look Elsewhere

BRIC’s Losing Share as PE Investors Look Elsewhere

The popularity of the BRIC countries within the private equity (PE) marketplace in recent years has been well documented. Brazil, Russia, India and China have enjoyed well over a decade of having the status of one of the countries to invest in if you’re looking for high returns.   However, with each of these four countries facing its own individual [...]

CVC on Track for $3.5billion Asia Fundraiser

CVC on Track for $3.5billion Asia Fundraiser

Europe-based private equity (PE) firm CVC Capital Partners raised a €10.5billion round earlier this year, and have recently closed its fourth Asian fund, which brought in $2billion of what will be an eventual $3.5billion fund, reports Financial News.   CVC are expected to complete their fundraising for this particular fund in the first quarter of 2014, with $200million of the [...]