Creador is targeting $500 million for its fourth Southeast Asia and India-focused fund. The private equity firm closed its previous vehicle at $415 million in late 2016.
SBI Investment, the VC arm of Japan’s SBI Holdings, has launched a JPY50 billion ($450 million) fund that will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank,and Clearwater Capital Partners will together invest $150 million in distressed assets in Asia.
Christopher Ailman, CIO of California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) discusses fund sizes, the attractions and limitations of Asia, the problems of listed PE, and the need for fee reform
While global investors often express wariness about investments in Asian credit and special situations, industry veterans remain optimistic about the future of the strategy.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to invest up to $50 million in the sixth fund of Indian private equity firm True North, formerly known as India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA).
Dominik Woessner, formerly head of Greenhill Cogent’s secondary advisory business in Asia, has joined Lazard to lead the origination and execution of secondaries transactions in the region.
Indian early-stage investor Pi Ventures has announced a second close of $25 million on its debut artificial intelligence (AI)-focused fund.
Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) – the world’s largest pool of retirement savings – has awarded a global infrastructure fund-of-funds mandate to StepStone Group.
Automotive giants Renault, Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors have launched a venture capital fund that will invest $1 billion in advanced car technologies with a strong presence in Asia.
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Hony Capital has partnered with its portfolio company China Glass Holdings (CGH) to launch a $300 million fund that will invest in glass production projects in countries covered by the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.
Chinese internet giant Baidu has launched a $200 million fund with Singapore technology conglomerate Asia Mobility Industries (AMI) that will focus on autonomous driving and intelligent transportation.
Affinity Equity Partners has completed a first and final close on its fifth pan-Asian fund at the hard cap of $6 billion.
Orchid Asia has closed its seventh fund at $1.3 billion. The vehicle had initially targeted a final close of $900 million by November 2017.
David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, discusses the likelihood of a global economic slowdown, areas of interest in Asia, and the evolution of the private equity funding model
J.P. Gan and Nisa Leung, managing partners at Qiming Venture Partners, discuss the latest trends they are seeing in China’s consumer internet and healthcare spaces
Quadrant Private Equity is deploying capital at pace in Australia’s middle market, raising A$1.15 billion ($863 million) for its ninth fund less than a year-and-a-half after closing its eighth vehicle
Having proved an ability to return capital to LPs from its debut fund, Kedaara Capital took just three months to hit the hard cap on its second India vehicle
TPG Capital has closed its fourth global middle market and growth equity fund at the hard cap of $3.7 billion after four months in the market.
Lilly Asia Ventures’ rapid-fire $450 million fundraise reflects increasing LP interest in the opportunities offered by the Chinese healthcare sector
From raising the largest pan-regional fund ever seen in Asia to concluding Japan’s biggest PE buyout, KKR has enjoyed an eventful 12 months
Warburg Pincus has closed its first global private equity fund focused on financial services with $2.3 billion in commitments.
AVCJ looks at how its 2017 predictions turned out and identifies some key themes for the year ahead