Baring Asia is buying a stake in the UK’s clothing retailer Cath Kidston, the latest private equity firm to see opportunities in helping western brands expand in Asia.
The Philippines' URC, run by Lance Gokongwei, is buying the New Zealand-based biscuit maker for about US$609 million.
Equity analysts are scouring China’s reform plans to unearth potential beneficiaries. The swelling list so far includes the likes of China Telecom, Sinopharm and CNBM.
A list of upcoming or potential reforms compiled by FinanceAsia.
Reform of China’s sprawling state-owned enterprises is generating lucrative assignments for bankers. However they must be in it for the long-haul as change will take time.
Sinopharm and China National Building Materials are next in line for further privatization as Beijing revamps its debt-laden state sector.
Beijing-based Hony Capital is buying Britain's iconic PizzaExpress for about £900 million.
Oil India's bid for Shell’s assets in Nigeria was thwarted but it remains on the lookout for producing assets.
CIMB’s planned purchase of RHB and MBSB could create a banking giant with enhanced pricing power but extensive duplication.
Morgan Stanley’s fourth Asia private equity fund is mainly targeting deals in China. It has a South Korean and an Indian transaction already in the bag.
China's oil and gas giants are focused on integration after acquisition sprees, while mining companies drive acquisition volumes.
Investment experts suggest Chinese companies and private equity investors need to work on image building but also be more aggressive.
Nobody buys like Jack Ma does: From a football club and now to a mobile internet browser, Alibaba remains decidedly deal-hungry ahead of its long-awaited US listing.
The world’s largest luggage maker made a foray outside of travel bags in May but still has cash to put to work.
New ownership, new appetite for deals: Thai tycoon Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi-controlled Frasers Centrepoint trumps Stockland with A$2.6 billion bid for Australand.