Unicorn Capital Partners, a new China-focused venture capital fund-of-funds launched by Emerald Hill Capital Partners' former head of North Asia Tommy Yip, has secured initial commitments...
Fund-of-funds | 07 Jul 2015 |
Joei Dai, the former general manager of CyberAgent Ventures China in Beijing, has formed a venture capital firm Gravity Venture Capital...
Fundraising | 07 Jul 2015 |
US early stage investor 500 Startups and Japanese gaming giant Gree have led an undisclosed Series C round investment in Indonesian...
Early stage | 07 Jul 2015 |
With US LPs refocusing their Asia exposure – reducing the number of commitments if not the aggregate size – smaller funds may be feeling the pinch. But this could benefit the long-term health of the market
Fundraising | 30 Jun 2015
Chinese technology companies are becoming more interested in backing US start-ups, with some groups even building local teams in Silicon Valley. What does this mean for the start-up community?
Venture | 30 Jun 2015
Everyone is trying to get of the piece of tech story in India and US hedge funds are not different, but what will their entry into the early stage rounds mean for the broader venture capital industry
Technology | 30 Jun 2015
Robert Petty, managing partner and co-founder at Clearwater Capital Partners, explains why a strong credit and special situations investment strategy in Asia often involves going against the grain
Distressed/Special Situations | 01 Jul 2015
Chinese mobile game publisher iDreamSky Technology went public on NASDAQ in August 2014 after raising $116 million in its IPO. This windfall came with a price tag: the company paid $4.65 million in costs, most of it in accounting and legal expenses. A...
Exits | 30 Jun 2015
Asia Pacific private equity saw a bumper year in 2014, with almost every metric for the industry showing strong regional performance. Funds raised, investments, exits and IPOs: all were up on the previous year. Find out more here!
China private equity seems to be going from strength to strength, with even more potential ahead of it. Find out how China private equity market is performing in this latest China report.
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South Korea continues to solidify its position as a premier destination for Asian private equity and venture capital investments. In 2014, nearly US$11 billion was invested into South Korean companies with exits topping US$8 billion, the highest return figures in the last 10 years. It is easy to see why international and domestic GP's hold South Korea in high regard, being one of few Asian destinations where large leveraged buyouts are possible.
Venture capital is also gaining momentum as the Park Geun Hye-led government continues to advance on initiatives to promote innovation and foster SMEs. With capital inflows and creative input from local and international VCs, South Korea is living up to its reputation as a flourishing venture ecosystem as we witness the rise of angel consortia, accelerators, and local offices for established VC funds.
This intensive and highly focused event will provide front row seats into one of Asia's most vibrant private equity markets. Key players will share their views on private equity and venture capital in Korea, Asia and beyond.
15 September 2015, South Korea- Westin Chosun, Seoul
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
25-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo