TPG Capital has agreed to acquire a controlling position in Vietnam Australia International School (VAS), facilitating an exit for existing backers Mekong Capital and Denmark-based MAJ Invest.
Cracks have appeared in the secondary transactions through which Standard Chartered Private Equity had sought to secure its future, underlining the challenges for investors of bank-led deals
Everstone Capital, Mayfield Advisors, Nexus Venture Partners and ICICI Bank have part exited their stakes in Indian agricultural logistics and financing firm Sohan Lal Commodity Management (SLCM).
Peepul Capital has cemented its control of snack food maker Unibic India by acquiring the entire stake of minority investor Lighthouse Funds.
Global secondary market volume reached $42.15 billion last year, failing to eclipse the consecutive record annual totals of $49.3 billion and $49.6 billion in 2014 and 2015, according to Setter Capital.
Valuations remain a key obstacle to securing secondary transactions in Asia, even as a generation of funds becomes a year older and still struggles to generate liquidity, but the market is also growing in complexity due to the nature of the assets on...
Neuberger Berman has closed its fourth global private equity secondaries fund at $2.5 billion, surpassing the target of $2 billion after nine months in the market.
Exit opportunities are available for savvy investors in India, and market professionals say prospects are good in the long term. But GPs are likely to continue to find the near future difficult
Deep relationships within the GP community can make all the difference in terms of sourcing opportunities – and acting on them quickly – in Asia’s increasingly competitive secondaries market
NewQuest Capital Partners has joined a $21 million investment in construction firm Capacit’e Infraprojects and engineering components manufacturer Maini Precision Products, both of which are portfolio companies of India-based GP Paragon Partners.
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