The Carlyle Group has merged its growth and buyout teams for India in order to streamline operations in the country.
Tmall, Alibaba Group’s B2C e-commerce unit, has led a $300 million Series D round for Yiguo.com, a PE-backed Chinese grocery shopping platform. This is the fourth time an Alibaba entity has invested in the company.
PAG Asia Capital is raising a $500 million China growth fund, which will enable the firm to target middle-market deals that fall below the minimum check size for its pan-Asian vehicle.
Partners Group has achieved a close of EUR6 billion ($7 billion) on its latest direct private equity fund. It is the firm's largest fundraise to date.
Singapore-based industrial technology company ST Engineering has launched a $150 million venture capital unit and associated start-up incubator.
Project funds have become popular in China on the back of increased demand for PE exposure from corporates and high net worth individuals. It remains to be seen if they have true staying power
Assets held by the world’s 100 largest managers increased 10% to $4.01 trillion in 2016 as growth in commitments to private equity, real estate, and credit more than offset a decline in hedge funds. Approximately 8% of these assets are invested in Asia...
C-Bridge, a Chinese private equity firm that concentrates on late-stage growth capital and buyout opportunities in the healthcare space, has closed its second fund at the hard cap of $400 million.
Wealth management firm and PE fund-of-funds Unigestion has closed a direct opportunities fund at EUR255 million ($291 million).
China and Russia have agreed to invest about $10.5 billion in two cross-border development funds as part of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.
Tsing Capital, a Chinese venture capital firm focused on environmental technologies, has launched its fifth flagship fund with a target of $300 million.
CMC Capital Partners, a PE firm set up by Ruigang Li, formerly president of Shanghai Media Group (SMG), has closed its second US dollar-denominated fund at the hard cap of $600 million. The vehicle is already one-third invested.
Baird Capital, the private investment arm of Robert W. Baird & Co, has closed its latest global mid-market fund at $310 million.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is considering an investment of up to $25 million in a Thailand-focused fund launched by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA).
Tata Capital is looking to raise $600 million for the second Tata Opportunities Fund, a private equity vehicle that invests in Tata group entities as well as other independent Indian businesses.
Cool Japan Fund, a government-backed venture program for promoting cultural exports, has agreed to invest up to $10 million in a recently launched Japan-focused vehicle managed by 500 Startups.
Thailand’s Government Savings Bank and the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) have jointly established two venture capital funds worth a combined THB1.5 billion ($44 million).
Pakistan’s Lakson Investments claims to have been awarded the country’s first venture capital license with the launch of a new fund that will target domestic start-ups.
L Catterton Asia – the regional arm of L Capital, which merged with US-based Catterton last year – is looking to raise $1.25 billion for its third fund.
Sequoia Capital has topped up its fourth India fund – having closed the fifth country vehicle early last year – and disclosed that its most recent China growth vehicle closed at $899.5 million.
SoftBank's global technology fund is significant enough to redraw the private equity investment opportunity in certain industries, if not to redraw the industries themselves
SoftBank Group Corp. has reached a first close of more than $93 billion on its global technology investment fund. A final close of $100 billion is expected within six months.
China’s Ping An Insurance is launching a $1 billion fund that will make financial technology and healthcare investments globally as the company looks to establish a footprint beyond its home market.
Makara Capital has a $716 million fund and a remit to invest in intellectual property-rich assets globally in order to bring greater industrial and technological value to Singapore