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...
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 |
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 |
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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