South Korea has announced plans for a KRW8 trillion ($7 billion) fund – of which half will come from private sector feeder vehicles – as part of government efforts to initiate a more market-based approach to corporate restructuring.
DCL Investments, a China-focused distressed debt and special situations manager set up by former executives at CDH Investments and Shoreline Capital, is targeting around $300 million for its first US dollar-denominated fund.
China wants to use securitization and debt-for-equity swaps to address its non-performing loan problem. Even without structural concerns and political agendas, they are unlikely to supplant portfolio sales
Foreign private equity firms are positioning themselves to address an anticipated surge in non-performing loan sales to third-party investors. Will the reality match the hype?
India’s Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) has launched a $550 million fund to invest in domestic distressed infrastructure assets with US-based GP Lone Star Funds.
Bain Capital Credit is targeting $750 million for an Asia-focused special situations fund to pursue direct lending, mezzanine debt and distressed asset opportunities across the region.
Xiaolin Zhang, co-founder and managing partner of Shoreline Capital, discusses non-performing loan (NPL) investment opportunities in China
Ilfryn Carstairs, co-CIO of Värde Partners, discusses distress and structured credit opportunities globally and in Asia
George Hicks, CEO and CIO of global credit investor Värde, on looking beyond big default cycles, taking advantage of bank retrenchment opportunities, and the importance of building strong local teams
ShoreVest Capital Partners is bidding on its first Chinese non-performing loan (NPL) portfolios since the core team members departed Shoreline Capital.
Xiaolin Zhang, co-founder and managing partner at China-focused distress specialist Shoreline Capital, discusses the NPL opportunity and what private equity firms must do to address it
STIC Investments has raised $530 million for a special situations fund that will target restructuring opportunities involving South Korean conglomerates.
DCL Investments, a spin-out from China-focused distressed debt and special situations investor Shoreline Capital, has closed its debut fund with more than RMB3.7 billion ($500 million) in commitments.
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has agreed to invest up to $700 million in Edelweiss Group for investments in private debt in India.
Allegro Funds plans new store expansion for Pizza Hut Australia, but first the GP and its management team partners will make operational improvements to the existing business
Allegro Funds has acquired Pizza Hut Australia from US owner Yum Brands alongside a local management team comprising former McDonald’s executives.
Indian conglomerate Piramal Enterprises has partnered with Bain Capital Credit to invest in distressed assets and restructuring situations in India.
Apollo Global Management and ICICI Bank have agreed to launch a joint venture for investments in distressed assets in India.
Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management has signed a preliminary agreement with the State Bank of India (SBI) to invest about INR70 billion ($1 billion) in stressed assets in India.
Henry Kravis, co-founder of KKR, emphasized the importance of Asia’s rising middle class and the diversification of his firm’s investment approach as continued volatility globally is likely to deliver both uncertainty and opportunity.
Farallon Capital Management has closed its third special situations fund focused on Asia and Latin America at $1.1 billion.
Hamilton Lane has raised $210 million for a credit-focused strategic opportunities fund, exceeding the initial target of $150 million.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, has teamed up with Hong Kong-based ADM Capital to launch a lending platform to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Asia.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, has formed a $1 billion partnership with Apollo Global Management to invest in distressed assets in emerging markets.