KKR’s first close dominates fundraising activity, but mid-market showing still impresses; Japan leads the way as Asia exits remain reasonably strong; investment slows, if China state-backed deals are ignored
1) Fundraising: Big beast Minnesota State Board of Investment has $82.7 billion under management, of which about 5% is deployed in private equity. Earlier this year, the pension plan approved an allocation...
With demand for outsourced data center services poised to take off in Asia, private equity investors are looking for ways to participate in the growth story
A creditor consortium led by Investec and Bain Capital Credit (BCC) has assumed full control of Gerard Lighting, an Australian light fittings distributor owned by CHAMP Private Equity.
Private equity deal flow is increasing in Japan’s middle market, but buyers should be mindful that their responsibilities to sellers stretch well into the post-investment period, industry participants told the AVCJ Japan Forum.
China-based JD.com has invested $397 million in UK-based Farfetch, a PE-backed online luxury fashion retailer, as part of a new strategic partnership to pursue growth in China.