“Do you know a company called [name redacted]?” the colleague asked on the phone. “Yes,” I replied. I had been familiar with the firm and its business model for several years. It is a relatively small outfit based in Shanghai, not widely known and not particularly relevant to private equity. So what about it?
"Well," the colleague continued, "they want to raise a renminbi fund to invest in SMEs." I wasn't particularly surprised - it seems that everyone in China has sought to leverage slivers of proprietary...
Insta360, a Shenzhen-based virtual reality (VR) camera maker backed by several VC investors, has received an undisclosed sum of funding from Chinese electronics retailer Suning Commerce Group.
Korea has delivered some of Asia's biggest private equity buyout opportunities, but the scarcity of these deals means processes are highly competitive and assets are richly priced
Jason Shin, managing partner at VIG Partners, explains why GPs are gravitating towards the consumer space in Korea, and why company founders are increasingly willing to do business with private equity
Indian conglomerate Piramal Enterprises has partnered with Bain Capital Credit to invest in distressed assets and restructuring situations in India.