Everything always seems clearer and easier to understand with the benefit of hindsight. While it seems pretty apparent now that Asian private equity would emerge as a leading asset class for investors around the world, it was actually quite difficult to imagine 12 years ago that the kind of stories we have covered in recent issues of AVCJ would be possible.
For example, I hope that most of you will have read the excellent cover story focused on placement agents in the last issue of AVCJ. For those of us that have been in the Asian private equity business...
China’s Ministry of Finance and the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) - the country's internet oversight agency - have launched an internet-related investment fund with a target of RMB100 billion ($15 billion).
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, is considering a $10 million investment in Indian logistics company Zinka Logistics Solutions.
New Zealand’s Pencarrow Private Equity has sold 100% of domestic tea and coffee company BrewGroup to Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE), a Netherlands-based beverages group active in more than 100 countries.
China Merchants Capital and Grand Fight Investment have co-led a $100 million Series C round of funding for Xueba, a Chinese education app that helps students understand homework exercises.