Japan’s middle-market in fundraising flurry; Toshiba fails to make the second-quarter cut, but Asia buyouts still boom; public markets, particularly in Japan, deliver strong exits as trade sales stutter
1) Fundraising: Japan’s attractive middle KKR announced the much-anticipated final close of its third Asian fund in early June and the talk was all about Japan. The firm raised more than anyone else...
IFM Investors has moved from fund-of-funds through co-investment to a direct approach designed to meet its superannuation fund clients’ concerns about access, cost, and transparency. Is it working?
Should the next-generation Australian private equity firm be doing more to differentiate itself from the competition - in the eyes of potential investees as well as investors?
Kevin Zhang, one of the two co-founders of Chinese middle market private equity firm Ascendent Capital Partners, is retiring from the firm. He is understood to be planning to establish his own family office.
Chinese online retailer JD.com has raised approximately $2.5 billion for its logistics subsidiary from investors including Hillhouse Capital and Sequoia Capital China.