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 |
AMP Capital will acquire a 100% interest in a portfolio of school buildings in Melbourne from Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). The purchase is being made via the AMP Capital Community Infrastructure Fund, which invests in public-private partnership-style...
Infrastructure | 29 Nov 2013 |
The floods that devastated Thailand in the second half of 2011 were the country’s worst in 50 years, with the World Bank putting the economic damages at $45.7 billion. Bangkok came under threat in mid-October with outer areas most severely hit. The...
Exits | 20 Nov 2013 |
CDC Group, the UK government’s development finance arm, has announced a $200 million commitment to IDFC Alternatives’ India Infrastructure Fund 2 (IIF2), its largest ever to an Indian investment fund.
South Asia | 18 Nov 2013 |
CapAsia and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ have sold their minority stake in Thailand’s Don Muang Tollway (DMT) for $132 million to a newly announced joint venture between Hong Kong-based First Pacific and Philippines infrastructure developer Metro Pacific...
Infrastructure | 18 Nov 2013 |
Global Logistic Properties (GLP), a Singapore-listed warehouse developer largely owned by GIC Private, has launched a $3 billion China-focused logistics infrastructure fund, capturing the opportunities in China domestic consumption and the shortage of...
Greater China | 15 Nov 2013 |
Pelaburan Mara, the investment and asset management arm of the Malaysian government’s Majlis Amanah Rakyat agency, plans to launch a MYR300 million ($94.9 million) private equity infrastructure fund early next year to invest in the social infrastructure...
Southeast Asia | 01 Nov 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.
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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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