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PE Headhunters LLC Conducts Year End Study That Predicts Increased Private Equity Activity in Asia


Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/10/2014 -- PE Headhunters LLC, a firm that specializes in finding jobs for executives, has just finished conducting a year end study that predicts an increase in both private equity and M and A investment activity in Asia.

“Analysts say they have seen an increase in this trend in 2013,” noted the study, which is now posted on the PE Headhunters LLC website.

“Japanese firm Lixil bought Grohe from TPG and Credit Suisse for a healthy 3 billion Euros. Thomas Vinje, an antitrust partner, thinks that Korean companies like Samsung, along with Japanese and Chinese corporates, will be splashing the cash on the hunt for deals, particularly in the TMT sector.”

Frank Weston, COO of PE Headhunters LLC, has confirmed this trend. He noted that his company will release a detailed study and reports from analysts in coming weeks, which will share more details about PE/VC and M and A activity in Asian markets.

A recent article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal backs up the results of PE Headhunters LLC’s research and findings. The news article discussed the implications of the Lixil Group Corporation’s purchase of the German bathroom-fittings manufacturer Grohe Group. The deal, which was worth $4.13 billion in American money, was also the second largest outbound acquisition by a Japanese company in 2013. The largest deal, the article noted, was Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group's $5.6 billion purchase agreement of Thailand's Bank of Ayudhya.

“Grohe said in a statement that it and its subsidiary Joyou will retain independence within the Lixil group, and Grohe Chief Executive Officer David Haines has signed a new contract with a term of five years,” the Wall Street Journal said, adding that the deal is expected to be finalized in early 2014.

Anybody who would like to learn more about PE Headhunters LLC is welcome to visit the firm’s website; there, they can read about the services they offer executives and investment seekers.

About PE Headhunters LLC
Founded in 1998, PE Headhunters LLC specializes in locating jobs for executives and matches investment seekers with private equity and strategic buyers. The company utilizes its network of 2,400 recruiters and relationships with more than 1,600 PE/VC firms to achieve a job placement rate of 86 percent for national and international executives, even in a weak economy. With a 100 percent interview rate and impressive placement rate, PE Headhunters has consistently ranked first in PE/VC space as a senior executive recruiting firm. For more information, visit http://www.peheadhuntersllc.com