Northstar Group has reached a final close of $810 million on its fourth fund, which targets Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on Indonesia. Meanwhile, the firm’s VC unit, NSI Ventures,...
Fundraising | 25 Nov 2015 |
Co-investment is a key tenet of the private equity strategy at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Nicole Musicco, managing director and head of Asia Pacific, explains how the group likes to participate
LPs | 29 Oct 2015
Co-investment is becoming more sophisticated as managers sharpen fundraising strategies and respond to the needs of large investors. It points to an increasingly customized and complicated GP-LP relationship
Fundraising | 29 Oct 2015
Australia-based oil and gas supplier Santos has rejected a takeover bid from Scepter Partners, a private equity firm backed by sovereign wealth funds and high net worth individuals in Asia and the Middle East.
Australasia | 23 Oct 2015 |
The Carlyle Group has promoted Sunil Kaul to head of its Southeast Asia buyout operations following the sacking of Indonesia-focused Rajiv Louis, who was sanctioned for insider-trading activities while working at UBS.
People | 16 Oct 2015 |
Having worked on one of Japan’s biggest-ever deals with Permira, Tomoya Shiraishi returned to his small-cap growth buyout roots with Phronesis Partners – with a bit of venture philanthropy in between
North Asia | 14 Oct 2015
Bain Capital’s strategy of raising funds that are smaller than those of its longstanding industry peers has been beneficial in terms of generating co-investment opportunities, says Stephen Pagliuca, a managing director at the firm.
Buyout | 24 Sep 2015 |
Carlyle closes Japan fund at just under $1 billion, eyes corporate carve-outs, succession planning deals
Fundraising | 23 Sep 2015
Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has closed its fifth Australia and New Zealand-focused fund at the hard cap of A$2.1 billion ($1.5 billion). The vehicle came in oversubscribed as LP interest grew following a string of exits by the GP over the past 18 months.
Australasia | 19 Sep 2015
Allegro Funds has exited its majority stake in Australia-based industrial services provider TSC Group to multinational energy player Engie.
Australasia | 17 Sep 2015 |
The Carlyle Group has closed its third Japan-focused fund at JPY119.5 billion ($1 billion), exceeding the target of JPY100 billion.
Fundraising | 17 Sep 2015 |
Charles R. Kaye, co-CEO at Warburg Pincus, discusses the growing importance of Asia to his firm, valuation bubbles in the technology space, and changes in the GP-LP relationship
People | 09 Sep 2015
Simcro, a New Zealand-based animal drug delivery firm controlled by the Riverside Company, has completed two bolt-on acquisitions.
Australasia | 02 Sep 2015 |
Vogo Investment has acquired a controlling stake in Bodyfriend, South Korea's largest maker of massage chairs and other lifestyle products, in a management buyout.
North Asia | 27 Aug 2015 |
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