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...
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 |
Interest in Asian real assets has surged as investors look to higher growth emerging markets for income and upside. Opportunities run from real estate to infrastructure, and in some cases offer a bit of both
Real estate | 30 Oct 2013 |
Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC Private has become an anchor investor in IFC Global Infrastructure Fund - a vehicle administered by the fund management arm of International Finance Corporation (IFC), IFC Asset Management Company (AMC) - which reached...
Southeast Asia | 10 Oct 2013 |
Private equity funds jointly managed by State Bank of India and Australia's Macquarie Group have invested INR1.1 billion ($17.9 million) in Ashoka Concessions (ACL), a toll road builder. The funding is the third tranche of a $150 million (INR 8.307 billion...
South Asia | 07 Oct 2013 |
Investor appetite for real assets in Asia is strong, but infrastructure and real estate players speaking at the AVCJ Real Assets forum in Singapore noted that the nature of demand – between real estate and infrastructure and also between different entry...
Real estate | 03 Oct 2013 |
IDFC Alternatives has reached a $644 million first close on its second core infrastructure fund after just eight months in the market, making it one of the largest Indian fundraises in recent times. India Infrastructure Fund II (IIF2) has a full target...
South Asia | 18 Sep 2013 |
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Join us at the 11th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Australia and New Zealand Forum on 5-7 March at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney to find out how funds of varying size are raising capital, sourcing deals and exits, as well as all you need to know to effectively navigate Australasia's changing alternative asset landscape.
After a decade-long mining boom the economy is experiencing a loss of momentum and the resulting deal flow reduction and lack of value in the market means GPs are chasing many of the same acquisition targets. That said, the exit market is recovering with both IPOs and M&A activity picking up, and an increase in LPs appetite for the asset class, and the recent government change means that the industry is cautiously optimistic for the future and expecting a rise in activity over the next 12 months.
5-7 March 2014, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney