Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has launched an Australia and New Zealand-focused secured assets fund intended to invest in companies that generate annuity income but also offer opportunities for traditional private equity-style operational improvement.
Tim Sims, co-founder and managing director of Pacific Equity Partners, discusses competition in Australian private equity, approaches to co-investment, succession planning, and his firm’s secured assets fund
GLP, a Singapore-headquartered warehouse operator formerly known as Global Logistic Properties that was acquired by a PE consortium last year, has established a RMB10 billion ($1.6 billion) China fund with China Life Insurance as the sole LP.
Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) – the world’s largest pool of retirement savings – has awarded a global infrastructure fund-of-funds mandate to StepStone Group.
Mutual fund managers are expected to be among the first beneficiaries of moves by the Taiwan government to cultivate a domestic PE ecosystem. Industry participants are optimistic, but they must be patient
Infrastructure is shedding its reputation for being a sleepy sector as Asian investors join a global surge of interest in the asset class. Strategic angling for the best deals will now require a more nimble approach
IndoSpace, a joint venture between the Everstone Group and US-based Realterm Global, has launched its third fund aimed at developing Indian logistics and industrial facilities.
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), a sovereign wealth fund based in the United Arab Emirates, has committed $1 billion to the Indian government’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF).
Pacific Equity Partners (PEP), currently Australia’s largest domestic buyout player, plans to raise an infrastructure fund with a view to applying operational knowhow from private equity to investments in a different asset class.
Australia’s Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) has launched a new Asia infrastructure fund with a $300 million cornerstone LP commitment from Canada’s Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo).
IL&FS Investment Managers (IIML), the private equity arm of India’s Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS), has raised the target of its infrastructure fund to $1 billion.
Australia’s Westpac Banking Corp. has entered exclusive negotiations to sell Hastings Fund Management to Australia-listed property developer Charter Hall Group.
Andrew Affleck, managing partner of Singapore’s Armstrong Asset Management, explains the role private equity investors can play in developing renewable energy assets in Southeast Asia
The governments of India and the UK have launched a private equity fund with a target of GBP500 million ($620 million) to invest in sustainable infrastructure projects in India.
Having hit the hard cap of $2.75 billion on its fourth global energy fund, Actis will deploy most of the capital in platform-style investments for emerging markets renewables
India’s Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) has launched a $550 million fund to invest in domestic distressed infrastructure assets with US-based GP Lone Star Funds.
Australia’s AMP Capital has reached a final close of $2.4 billion on its second global infrastructure fund, exceeding the target of $2 billion.
D&J Industrial Property, a China business park developer seeded by Warburg Pincus, has launched a RMB10 billion ($1.5 billion) fund with AVIC Trust that will invest in industrial infrastructure.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, has proposed a $100 million investment in Actis Capital's latest emerging markets energy fund.
Canadian pension plan Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (CDPQ) and Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) have backed a platform launched by India’s ICICI Venture and Tata Power that will invest in domestic power projects.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, has joined EMA Power Investment to invest $175.5 million in Bangladeshi independent power producer Summit Corporation (SCL).
Equity International (EI), a Chicago-based investment firm focused on real estate and infrastructure platforms in emerging markets, has closed its first Asia-focused fund, aimed at supporting Chinese warehouse firm e-Shang Redwood (ESR).
Cube Highways and Infrastructure, the India toll road and transportation investment platform of I Squared Capital, has bought a toll road asset from IL&FS Transportation Networks for INR1.4 billion ($20.9 million).
IL&FS Investment Managers (IIML), the private equity arm of India's Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services, is raising a $500 million fund to invest in domestic road and energy projects.