China’s Ministry of Finance and the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) - the country's internet oversight agency - have launched an internet-related investment fund with a target of RMB100 billion ($15 billion).
Tokio Marine Capital has reached a second close of JPY41.7 billion ($363 million) on its latest Japan mid-market fund. The full target is JPY50 billion.
IDFC Alternatives, the alternative asset investment arm of India’s IDFC Group, plans to continue its strategy of building platforms with its fourth fund.
Saama Capital has closed its third India venture capital fund at $57 million, above the target of $50 million.
With the pace of fundraising picking up in China's venture capital industry, offshore LPs face challenges keeping up with the latest developments
India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA) has changed its name to True North (Managers) and formalized its sector specialist strategy.
INSEADAlum Ventures, a seed-stage investor focused exclusively on INSEAD alumni, has raised its debut fund from a group of graduates keen to give back to the school where they got their start
Ilfryn Carstairs, co-CIO of Värde Partners, discusses distress and structured credit opportunities globally and in Asia
The Oman India Joint Investment Fund (OIJIF), an India-focused GP sponsored by the State General Reserve Fund of Oman (SGRF) and the State Bank of India (SBI), has reached a first close of $220 million on its latest fund.
Ben Gray, the Australia-based former co-head of TPG Capital’s Asia operations, is looking to raise A$2 billion ($1.5 billion) for an Australia and New Zealand-focused fund.
Australia’s AMP Capital has reached a final close of $2.4 billion on its second global infrastructure fund, exceeding the target of $2 billion.
The Carlyle Group has promoted Sunil Kaul (pictured), who leads buyout operations in Southeast Asia, from managing director to partner. His is one of 62 senior promotions announced by the firm, of which 15 are Asia-based professionals.
TPG Capital is seeking between $4 billion and $4.5 billion for its seventh pan-Asian fund, having closed the previous vehicle at $3.3 billion in 2014 after a challenging two-year-plus process.
Hamilton Tang learned about Chinese business the hard way, setting up a cinema joint venture in the 1990s. Now he offers funding and expertise to domestic entrepreneurs as managing partner of SMC Capital
Changes in the market and turnover in the team notwithstanding, Axiom Asia secured $1 billion for a fourth fund much like its previous three: a co-mingled fund-of-funds that offers exposure to hard-to-access GPs
MCap Fund Managers, the Indian GP that spun-out from Baring Private Equity Partners India in 2010 and closed a $60 million fund the following year, will not raise a second vehicle.
CDH Investments has closed its China mid-market fund at the hard cap of $800 million, beating the target of $600 million. The vehicle will allow the GP to pursue opportunities that fall below the minimum check size for its flagship private equity fund.
Axiom Asia has closed its fourth pan-regional fund-of-funds at just over $1 billion, sticking to its tried and tested model of a single co-mingled vehicle with no separately managed accounts. The initial target was $750 million.
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.
Early-stage investor SOS Ventures – known for accelerator programs such as China-based HAX and Chinaccelerator – has closed its third global VC fund at $150 million.
Khailee Ng, managing partner at 500 Startups, discusses the development of venture capital in Southeast Asia
Indian venture capital firm Lightbox has raised a $54 million top-up fund that will be used to make additional investments in certain portfolio companies.
GGV Capital won strong investor support for a Sino-US venture strategy that allows it to back start-ups from seed through growth rounds
Having paid careful attention to liquidity levels in its debut vehicle, PAG Asia Capital took less than seven months to close its second regional fund at $3.6 billion