New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF), a government-sponsored VC fund-of-funds, has appointed Richard Dellabarca as its new CEO. He replaces Franceska Banga, who has led the fund since its inception in 2002.
Piau-Voon Wang, formerly of Adams Street Partners, is now co-CIO of Chinese wealth manager Noah Holdings. He explains why helping Chinese investors go overseas could be the biggest PE opportunity of the decade
Religare Enterprises has sold its majority stake in Northgate Capital, a fund-of-funds and direct investment group, to US-based asset manager The Capital Partnership.
Unicorn Capital Partners, a China-focused venture capital fund-of-funds launched by Emerald Hill Capital Partners alumnus Tommy Yip, has closed its debut fund at about $210 million.
Renminbi-denominated fund-of-funds have found a new lease of life in China as new private sector entrants and reformed state-backed incumbents look to tap a growing domestic LP base
Adams Street Partners has promoted Doris Guo, a principal in charge of primary investments in Greater China, to partner.
Adams Street Partners has appointed Ben Hart, formerly of Capital Dynamics, as partner and head of business development for Asia.
China Everbright has established a fund-of-funds with initial capital of RMB5 billion ($769 million) and a full target of RMB10 billion.
Redbud Capital, a VC fund-of-funds investment unit under Tsinghua Holdings, has reached a first close of RMB1 billion ($154 million) on its latest China-focused fund.
Yar-Ping Soo, a partner with Adams Street Partners, has been appointed head of the firm’s Asian investment team, succeeding Piau-Voon Wang, who will become a senior advisor.
HarbourVest Partners has promoted two Asia-based professionals – Minjun Chung and Kanji Takenaka, who focus on South Korea and Japan, respectively – to principal.
Shengjing Group, a Chinese investment advisor, has partnered with Tsinghua Holdings to launch a $300 million fund-of-funds to invest in venture capital overseas.
Unicorn Capital Partners, a new China-focused venture capital fund-of-funds launched by Emerald Hill Capital Partners' former head of North Asia Tommy Yip, has secured initial commitments of $12 million for its maiden fund - Unicorn Partners Fund I.
Hamilton Lane has reached a final close of $1.5 billion for its third co-investment fund, exceeding the $1 billion target.
Having created the largest Asia-focused fund-of-funds as a division of Macquarie, Michael Lukin and his team spun out two years ago to form ROC Partners. Secondaries and co-investments are the areas of focus
Aberdeen Asset Management has bought FLAG Capital Management, the US-based firm that acquired Asia-focused fund-of-funds Squadron Capital in 2012. The financials of the transaction were not disclosed.
New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYSCRF) made its first direct China commitment in 2011, investing $100 million in Hony Capital’s fifth fund. Over the preceding years, the LP fashioned a more targeted Asia strategy, complementing its participation...
Global fund-of-funds are looking to scale up and become more diversified, while many of their smaller counterparts are pursuing niche strategies. Is the model in a state of decline or a state of revolution?
Asia Alternatives Management has closed $1.8 billion in new commitments from LPs, comprising $1 billion for co-mingled fund-of-funds and $800 million in separately managed accounts.
Sebastiaan van den Berg, Asia-based managing director with HarbourVest Partners, has left the firm after 10 years.
Healthcare-focused Vivo Capital has attracted increasing attention from LPs for its hybrid focus on the US and China. As testament to this, its latest fund - Vivo Capital Fund VIII - closed at $750 million after nine months in the market, with demand...
Markus Ableitinger has resigned from his position of managing director and co-head of Asia Pacific investment management at Capital Dynamics after more than 10 years with the firm.
Co-investment could represent the next bubble for global private equity says Erik Hirsch, global CIO for global fund-of-funds Hamilton Lane.
George Anson, a London-based managing director with HarbourVest Partners, on the importance of customization, scale and diversification in creating a sustainable global fund-of-funds business