It is a well established trend that Australian LPs are increasingly looking to internationalize their private equity exposure, arguably at the expense of domestic GPs. Foreign investors looking to enter Australia are not deterred. Sebastiaan van den Berg, managing director at HarbourVest Partners, has no plans to scale back, citing the country’s stable economy, rule of law and experienced GP community.
He does admit, however, that the retreat of domestic LPs leaves their foreign counterparts in a bind. "Perhaps from a more selfish perspective, less capital driving up valuations is better - to the extent...
China healthcare-focused GP C-Bridge Capital and Tasly Holding, a traditional Chinese medicine business, have agreed to invest $150 million in a newly-created entity formed through the merger of two local pharmaceutical companies.
Kuaishou, a Chinese live-streaming video app backed by VC investors and search engine Baidu, has raised $350 million in a new round of funding led by Tencent Holdings.
The Riverside Company has completed its second deal in Malaysia as Drex-Chem Malaysia (now known as DCM Asia), the chemicals distributor it bought in 2014, acquired Erapoly Marketing.
The Carlyle Group has led an investment of more than $100 million in Indian delivery e-commerce logistics service Delhivery. Existing backer Tiger Global Management also took part in the funding round.