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...
The Hong Kong and Southeast Asia business of Fitness First, which is controlled by Oaktree Capital Management, has agreed to merge with Celebrity Fitness, a Southeast Asia gym operator owned by Navis Capital Partners.
Australian regulators want greater consistency in how superannuation funds report costs and fees to members. While sound in principle, the draft measure is problematic in practice, especially for private equity
CreditEase Insurance Agency, an insurance unit of China’s CreditEase Wealth Management, has raised RMB80 million ($12 million) from investors including IDG Capital through a private placement on the National Equities Exchange and Quotations (NEEQ).
AirTree Ventures has led a A$25 million ($19.2 million) investment in Australian financial technology company Prospa.