After several years of rapid growth, secondaries volumes slowed in the first half of 2016, while fundraising reached an all-time high. Opinion is divided on the prospects for an increasingly nuanced market
Foreign buyers and restless chaebols could help deliver more exit opportunities for private equity firms in Korea – provided it is the right asset, at the right price, at the right time
Scale Ventures, a recently launched Indian venture capital firm, has acquired the portfolio of seed-stage investor Guerrilla Ventures.
Asian secondaries players are counting on an explosion in demand for alternative liquidity solutions over the next few years, but cutting deals in this niche market requires a nimble approach
US venture capital firm Wavemaker Partners has taken over the venture portfolio of Thailand-based Ardent Capital.
Intel Capital, the captive VC arm of Intel Corp, appears to have abandoned plans to offload some of its investments in technology companies, with Wendell Brooks (pictured), the unit’s president, saying there will be no major changes to the portfolio.
Singapore-listed private equity firm TIH has purchased a majority stake in a resources and healthcare-focused portfolio from a unit of Temasek Holdings for S$62 million ($45.8 million).
Direct secondaries specialist NewQuest Capital Partners has acquired the majority of Draper Fisher Jurvetson’s (DFJ) India portfolio.
New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZ Super) has sold its LP positions in three US-based private equity funds as part of a move to consolidate its investment profile.
Over the past three years, Standard Chartered has completed Asia’s largest secondary direct deal and put its PE unit in a position to raise fresh capital. But it is not necessarily a harbinger of things to come
Partners Group has closed its sixth dedicated private equity secondary program at the hard cap of EUR2.5 billion ($2.8 billion).
Australia’s Future Fund exited A$1 billion ($712 million) worth of fund positions from its private equity portfolio last year, with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) picking up the assets.
Assessing venture capital secondaries – on a direct or LP interest basis – presents a different set of challenges to private equity transactions. The key factors are transparency and timing of entry
A host of pure-play and multi-strategy managers have allocated more resources to Asia in recent years to capture the nascent secondaries opportunity. The region if offering more but has yet to reach full maturity
Plenty of Chinese high net worth individuals want to sell LP interests in renminbi funds. Local and foreign secondaries managers would like to take advantage, but they are held back by an immature market
The message has always been: Look at what’s happening in the US and Europe to get an idea of what is likely to happen in Asia. The follow-up question: Okay, but when? The answer: Soon, but not yet.
J.P. Morgan Asset Management has acquired Canaan Partners’ India venture capital portfolio through a secondary transaction said to be worth around $200 million.
Lexington Partners reached a final close on its eighth global secondaries fund at the hard cap of $10.1 billion. It is the largest dedicated secondaries vehicle ever raised.
All the talk of a swath of GP restructurings in Asia has yet to become reality. As India and China funds raised during the heady times inch closer to the 10-year mark, are we about to see a breakthrough?
Is the spirit of romance ebbing away in Japan? Naoki Sawano, president of bridal jewelry specialist Primo Japan, suggested as much a couple of years ago. He held a trend among young people “to think of the proposal and the engagement ring as two separate...
North Asia-focused GP The Longreach Group has acquired Primo Japan from Baring Private Equity Asia, with a view to expanding the bridal jewelry specialist into mainland China.
Jafco has exited Meiko Shokai, a Japanese manufacturer of document shredders, to turnaround specialist Japan Industrial Solutions (JIS) for an undisclosed sum.
Morrison & Co, an investment manager of New Zealand-listed infrastructure fund Infratil, has been looking into Australian retirement village space for a while. In early 2014, it approached RetireAustralia, the country’s fourth-largest player, as a potential...
New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZ Super) and infrastructure investor Infratil have bought retirement village operator RetireAustralia for A$640.2 million ($521 million) from J.P. Morgan Special Opportunities Group and Morgan Stanley Real Estate.