The Blackstone Group has shuffled its senior leadership – with Tony James, the firm’s president and COO, handing over day-to-day management duties to global real estate head Jon Gray – as part of efforts to address succession planning.
James will continue in a full-time role as executive vice chairman, reporting to Stephen Schwarzman, Blackstone’s co-founder, chairman and CEO. Gray will also answer directly to Schwarzman, while Ken...
Baird Capital has acquired a minority stake in Nirvana Asia, a funeral services business that was privatized by CVC Capital Partners in 2016 in conjunction with the company’s founder.
Chinese PE firm Yunfeng Capital and Hong Kong-listed medical device manufacturer MicroPort Scientific Corporation will acquire US-listed LivaNova's cardiac rhythm management (CRM) business for $190 million in cash.
Emerging markets private capital fundraising – led by emerging Asia – reached its highest point since the before the global financial crisis in 2017, according to EMPEA, with capital dispersed more evenly across different strategies than ever before.
KKday, a Taiwan-based start-up that helps tourists find local activities, has secured $10.5 million Series B round of funding led by Japanese travel agent HIS, with participation from existing backer MindWorks Ventures.