China agriculture investor Hosen Capital has completed its evolution from a corporate-sponsored GP into an independent player with a $440 million fundraise from institutional and industrial LPs
Apis is relying on its team's financial services expertise and networks to deliver the goods in South Asia and Africa. LPs have given them $287 million with which to prove the thesis
CMC Holdings – a unit of media-focused GP CMC Capital Partners – and Sequoia Capital China have formed a sports investment fund and led a Series A round of funding for Wanmingyang Media, which organizes and video streams kickboxing events in China.
New Zealand’s Pioneer Capital has hit the hard cap of NZ$260 million ($180 million) on its third growth fund, beating the target of NZ$210 million. It follows the first investment from the new vehicle in Havelock North Fruit.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, is considering a commitment of up to $25 million to The Carlyle Group’s latest Asia growth fund, which has a target of $1 billion.
Emerging market financial technology investor Apis Partners has closed its debut fund at $287 million. It has already deployed about $130 million across five deals in South Asia and Africa.
A resurgence in renminbi fundraising has prompted GPs best known for US dollar funds to enter the local currency market. Addressing conflicts of interest in an increasingly complex industry will prove difficult
China-focused food and agriculture specialist Hosen Capital has closed its third private equity fund at $440 million after eight months in the market. The target was $400 million.
Having fully realized its first four funds and returned more than 100% of the fifth, ChrysCapital had a strong exits story to tell in raising $600 million for Fund VII
ChrysCapital has closed its seventh India fund with more than $600 million, beating its target.
UK-based development finance institution (DFI) CDC Group has partnered with India’s Manipal Education & Medical Group for an $80 million fund targeting healthcare investments in emerging markets.
New Zealand-based private equity investor Direct Capital has closed its fifth buyout and growth fund at NZ$375 million ($270 million).
The launch of several huge government-backed funds has skewed renminbi-denominated fundraising in China. What does their arrival mean for valuations and for the nascent independent LP community?
Delphinium Capital Partners, a Hong Kong-based GP formed by Harmony Asset Management executive Vivian Yan, has reached a first close of $16 million on its debut fund, which focuses on Asian female-led companies.
China Everbright has reached a second close of $294 million on its cross-border investment fund.
The Dietrich Foundation has an unusually large allocation to PE and VC, and to China venture capital in particular. CIO Edward J. Grefenstette discusses the considerations that underpin this exposure
India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA) has changed its name to True North (Managers) and formalized its sector specialist strategy.
INSEADAlum Ventures, a seed-stage investor focused exclusively on INSEAD alumni, has raised its debut fund from a group of graduates keen to give back to the school where they got their start
The Oman India Joint Investment Fund (OIJIF), an India-focused GP sponsored by the State General Reserve Fund of Oman (SGRF) and the State Bank of India (SBI), has reached a first close of $220 million on its latest fund.
Hamilton Tang learned about Chinese business the hard way, setting up a cinema joint venture in the 1990s. Now he offers funding and expertise to domestic entrepreneurs as managing partner of SMC Capital
MCap Fund Managers, the Indian GP that spun-out from Baring Private Equity Partners India in 2010 and closed a $60 million fund the following year, will not raise a second vehicle.
CDH Investments has closed its China mid-market fund at the hard cap of $800 million, beating the target of $600 million. The vehicle will allow the GP to pursue opportunities that fall below the minimum check size for its flagship private equity fund.
Primavera Capital Group has reached a final close on its second US dollar-denominated China-focused fund at $1.93 billion, exceeding the target of $1.5 billion.
New Zealand-based Oriens Capital has secured around NZ$50 million ($35 million) in commitments for its latest private equity vehicle and expects to surpass this mark upon final close at the end of the month.