Tales of large pension funds and sovereign wealth funds gathering in five-star hotels to map out their ultimate dominance of private equity are legion, if perhaps overblown.
Australasia | 27 May 2015
A small but growing band of GPs are modifying the conventional PE fund model in favor of solutions that better meet their needs. For those with long-hold, asset-heavy strategies, the future may lie in platforms
Infrastructure | 27 May 2015 |
Australia-based QIC has teamed up with California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) to create a A$1 billion ($764 million) Asia-Pacific focused infrastructure partnership.
Australasia | 21 May 2015 |
A consortium led by Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets (MIRA) has agreed to buy Crown Castle International’s Australia telecom towers business for A$2 billion ($1.6 billion) in cash.
Infrastructure | 15 May 2015 |
Having promised a massive increase in infrastructure spending, Indonesia’s government wants foreign investors to help move projects along. Private equity players see opportunities, but also risks
Infrastructure | 06 May 2015 |
I Squared Capital, a private equity firm set up by former Morgan Stanley managers, has closed its first global infrastructure fund at $3 billion.
South Asia | 21 Apr 2015 |
Most of the commuters who take Malaysia’s Cheras-Kajang Highway each day likely don’t spare a thought for its operators unless they are paying a toll. It might be a source of national pride as one of the first four-lane dual carriageways in the nation,...
Exits | 15 Apr 2015 |
India's Prabhat Dairy and Dilip Buildcon have filed for IPOs, providing an opportunity for their private equity backers to make partial exits.
Exits | 08 Apr 2015 |
The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and Indonesia's Pertamina Pension Fund have agreed to set up a joint venture private equity firm to invest in infrastructure and other projects in Indonesia.
Southeast Asia | 08 Apr 2015 |
Southeast Asia infrastructure investor CapAsia has sold its stake in Malaysia’s Cheras-Kajang Highway to a joint venture between Taliworks Corp. and Employees Provident Fund for MYR80 million ($21.9 million).
Exits | 08 Apr 2015 |
IDFC Alternatives has agreed to buy a 23.5% stake in ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC) for INR4.26 billion ($68.5 million). The purchase will be made through the India Infrastructure Fund II.
South Asia | 02 Apr 2015 |
Australian fund manager IFM Investors has agreed to pay $5.7 billion for a 66-year concession on a US toll road that crosses northern Indiana. It filed for bankruptcy last year due to heavy debts and low traffic volumes.
Infrastructure | 12 Mar 2015 |
Boyu Capital and Hopu Investment Management both participated in a $2.5 billion investment in Singapore-listed warehouse developer Global Logistic Properties (GLP) last year, but the other consortium members arguably make for more interesting reading....
Infrastructure | 11 Mar 2015
AWAS Aviation Capital, which is owned by Terra Firma Capital Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), will sell an operating lease portfolio of 90 aircraft to Australia's Macquarie Group.
Australasia | 05 Mar 2015 |
China has started operating its $40 billion Silk Road infrastructure fund targeting businesses in neighboring countries and regions.
Greater China | 17 Feb 2015 |
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
245-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo