China has started operating its $40 billion Silk Road infrastructure fund targeting businesses in neighboring countries and regions.
Greater China | 17 Feb 2015 |
QIC, an investment manager controlled by the Queensland government, has secured initial commitments of $528 million from four institutional investors for a global infrastructure fund.
Infrastructure | 13 Feb 2015 |
Equis Funds Group's first foray into Japan’s solar energy sector was at least 18 months in the making. The energy and infrastructure-focused GP mapped the entire region in terms of solar power potential and regulatory factors then, working with Partners...
Fundraising | 11 Feb 2015 |
Asia-focused energy and infrastructure GP Equis Funds Group has closed its second fund at $1 billion and also raised $300 million for a follow-on vehicle to Fund I and $400 million for two existing platform investments.
Fundraising | 10 Feb 2015 |
3i Infrastructure, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and Star Capital Partners have agreed to sell Eversholt Rail Group, one of the UK’s three major rolling stock operators, to a consortium led by Hong Kong-based Cheung Kong Infrastructure (CKI)...
Exits | 21 Jan 2015 |
Xingjing Capital, an investment arm under Fosun Property, has raised a RMB6 billion ($960 million) infrastructure fund to invest in public private partnership (PPP) projects in China.
Greater China | 06 Jan 2015 |
Capital Dynamics has closed its clean energy and infrastructure direct investment fund at $462.5 million, with one fifth of the contributions coming from Asian investors.
Fundraising | 24 Dec 2014 |
IDFC Alternatives has reached a final close on its second Indian core infrastructure fund of $900 million. LPs have also pledged significant additional capital for co-investment opportunities.
Fundraising | 10 Oct 2014 |
Australian pension funds are keen to invest in a raft of infrastructure privatizations, with some of the proceeds earmarked for new projects. But more can be done to get long-term capital into greenfield infrastructure
Infrastructure | 20 Aug 2014 |
Private equity is expected to play a significant role in India's infrastructure development, but regulatory constraints and disappointing returns are a turn-off for investors. Reform is required
South Asia | 20 Aug 2014 |
Andrew Yee, global head of infrastructure for Standard Chartered Bank's principal finance division, is leaving the firm. The decision is said to be mutual and amicable, with Yee set to depart in July after which he will relocate to Europe with his family.
People | 13 Mar 2014 |
Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) will join Canada's Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) and the government-owned Development Bank of Japan to invest in infrastructure projects abroad.
North Asia | 13 Dec 2013 |
Actis has closed its third global energy fund - Actis Energy 3 - at $1.15 million, exceeding its original $750 million target by 50%.
Fundraising | 10 Dec 2013 |
EIG Global Energy Partners has reached a final close of $6 billion for its Energy Fund XVI after just 10 months in the market. The fund had a target of $4.25 billion.
Infrastructure | 04 Dec 2013 |
UK-based Sustainable Development Capital LLP (SDCL) has teamed up with with Hong Kong private equity infrastructure firm First Eastern Investment Group to launch a $200 million fund that will invest in energy efficiency projects in the UK and China.
Greater China | 04 Dec 2013 |
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
4-6 March 2015, The Westin, Sydney
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The market is relatively optimistic as a new government that is viewed favourable to a balanced investment arena is introduced and we see an increase in deal activity. The hopes for a flourishing PE market amid the euphoria of 2012 has not yet been realised but the potential is still present and now may well be the time for the country to take off in its own right and increase its reputation as THE hot market in Southeast Asia.
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