CDH Investments has participated in a RMB3 billion round ($483 million) round of funding for Shanghai Lujiazui International Financial Asset Exchange (Lufax), a Chinese peer-to-peer (P2P)...
Expansion | 27 Mar 2015 |
Australian sports apparel brand 2XU - which is 40%-owned by L Capital Asia, a PE firm backed by luxury goods conglomerate LVMH - is...
Australasia | 27 Mar 2015 |
Indian fashion-centric social network Roposo has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Tiger Global.
South Asia | 27 Mar 2015 |
All the talk of a swath of GP restructurings in Asia has yet to become reality. As India and China funds raised during the heady times inch closer to the 10-year mark, are we about to see a breakthrough?
Secondaries | 25 Mar 2015 |
Internet-capable cars are a novelty now, but as they gain acceptance they could remake the way we drive. What are the most important factors for investors to watch down the road?
Technology | 25 Mar 2015 |
Healthcare-focused Vivo Capital has attracted increasing attention from LPs for its hybrid focus on the US and China. As testament to this, its latest fund - Vivo Capital Fund VIII - closed at $750 million after nine months in the market, with demand...
Greater China | 25 Mar 2015 |
Southeast Asia-based equipment leasing business Aver Asia Corporation has no revenues or supplier relationships in China there is no desire to expand into the country. Yet when the company required capital, it turned to CDH Investments, a long-standing...
Southeast Asia | 25 Mar 2015 |
China's third-party online market hit RMB8.08 trillion ($1.3 trillion) by gross merchandise volume (GMV) last year. Alipay, Alibaba Group's payment platform, is the dominant player with a 49.6% share, according to consultancy iResearch. Tencent Holdings'...
Greater China | 25 Mar 2015 |
AVCJ's prestigious awards have rewarded excellence in Asian private equity and venture capital since 2000. This year, we’ve bestowed awards 14 AVCJ categories that acknowledges quality investments and investors of different sizes across the region. Click here for our special issue featuring these winners.
Southeast Asia private equity in 2013-2014 looks overall healthy. Capital under management rises steadily but funds raised declines slightly. Find out more in this 10th edition report, which includes 2009-1H2014 statistics in excel format.
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
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.
245-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo