Bad debts accumulated by China’s state banks have been targeted by distressed asset investors for about a decade, with mixed results. The high-profile auctions of the mid-2000s that attracted the likes of Avenue Capital and Mellon are no more. Foreign investors are enjoying the most success on the fringes, pursuing assets on a smaller scale in lesser known areas.
The four asset management corporations (AMCs) set up to handle bad debts emanating from the Big Four state banks, still have about $100 billion in legacy assets on their books, much of it from 10 years...
Amicus Capital Partners, an India-focused PE firm founded last year by former executives from the Carlyle Group and India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA), has reached a first close of $90 million on its debut fund.
Rui Ma, Greater China partner at Silicon Valley-based investor 500 Startups, has left the firm and set up her own early-stage fund-of-funds to invest in US GPs.
Sydney Angels, a syndicate of high-net-worth individuals that invests in Australian start-ups, has launched its second fund with a view to raising up to A$20 million ($15 million).
Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) has committed up to $45 million as part of a joint acquisition of UK-based freeze-dried food manufacturer Chaucer Food.