Global private equity giants, including TPG and Carlyle, are joining the bidding for Quality HealthCare Medical Services (QHMS), a Hong Kong-based private clinic operator owned by two of India’s richest businessmen, Malvinder Mohan Singh and Shivinder Mohan Singh, sourcesThursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am
Private equity doesn't have a long history in China, but it has grabbed attention over the past few years, partly because of the individuals standing behind the businesses. In other words, people are key in China. I mean, well, those special people.29 Jul 2013 - 7:45am 1 comment
Does big really mean good, or even successful? Or is it time for us to think differently? I raised these questions in a report I wrote last week about foreign investments in China, which attracted mixed reactions from readers.29 Apr 2013 - 8:10am
Some of the world's biggest private equity players are learning the hard lesson that size does not guarantee success when it comes to making investments in China.23 Apr 2013 - 7:03am 1 comment
A tug of war has erupted between the mainland's securities regulator and top economic planning agency for control over the private-equity sector.1 Apr 2013 - 4:04am
Dell's biggest outside investors, T. Rowe Price and Southeastern Asset Management, oppose the US$13.65-a-share proposal, saying it undervalues the number-three maker of personal computers.14 Feb 2013 - 4:53am
Private equity, an investing trade plied by 4,500 firms with US$3 trillion in assets, is bracing for a shake-out that has been brewing since the collapse of credit markets choked off a record leveraged-buyout binge.13 Feb 2013 - 5:24am
Focus Media has agreed to go private in a US$3.7 billion acquisition led by its founding chairman, global investment firm Carlyle Group and leading mainland private equity companies.21 Dec 2012 - 4:26am
What skills and experience does a person need to become a private equity professional?
Compared with traditional financial businesses such as banking and insurance, private equity has a very brief history in China. However, many financial professionals feel the private equity industry on the mainland has already become very crowded within just a few years.19 Nov 2012 - 9:53am 1 comment
Private-equity investors in China may have to worry about their reputations among mainland entrepreneurs, thanks to several unhappy cases of private equity investments that seemed more like gambling than investing.16 Nov 2012 - 9:57am
Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical, a unit of mainland conglomerate Fosun International, said it plans to grow horizontally through acquisitions of drug makers that offer synergies with its products.17 Oct 2012 - 2:50am
Mainland brokerages are expected to inject new life into the country's sluggish private-equity sector after the regulator waived rules to help them diversify their revenue sources.16 Oct 2012 - 4:03am
Chinese display-advertising provider Focus Media Holding plans to go private, making it the biggest Chinese company to delist itself on a US stock market.
The offer comes from a consortium that includes Focus Media's chief executive Jason Nanchun Jiang and private equity firms Carlyle Group and Citic Capital Partners, a Beijing-backed private equity firm.14 Aug 2012 - 9:40am
Suppliers have reportedly stopped dealing with Hong Kong-listed NVC Lighting amid growing tensions between the board and management.
The company's management told an analyst, who declined to be named, that although some suppliers have stopped supplying NVC, the lighting manufacturer can source components from other suppliers.14 Aug 2012 - 10:50am
The worsening debt crisis in the euro zone and slow economic recovery in the United States have encouraged global investors to pour more money into Asia, particularly via private equity funds.26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am