Global private equity majors including KKR, Bain Capital and TPG say that now is the time to raise Asian megafunds, but for Baring Private Equity, which closed its $2.4 billion fifth vehicle in just six months earlier this year, it’s good to get in early.
Baring whittled down the interested parties to more than 30 institutional investors, producing a fund 60% larger than its predecessor and well in excess of the initial target. Acclaimed as proof of the...
Indonesian VC firm Kejora Ventures has reached a first close of nearly $25 million on its second fund and plans to expand into Thailand with the support of one of its LPs, the Chareon Pokphand family, which controls local conglomerate CP Group.
Bain Capital Private Equity has made a partial exit from Australian accounting software developer MYOB, reducing its holding from 56.25% to approximately 39.1%.
China’s largest express delivery services provider SF Express, which is backed by several PE investors, has completed a backdoor listing in Shenzhen that values the business at RMB43.3 billion ($6.6 billion).
Kickstart Ventures and BPI Capital have joined their parent Ayala Group to buy a 49% stake in the Philippines business of online fashion retailer Zalora.