IDFC Alternatives is preparing to launch its latest private equity fund soon, which will have a target of $400 million.
South Asia | 17 Apr 2015 |
BPE Asia Real Estate, the property-focused affiliate of Baring Private Equity Asia, picks its markets based on entry price per square foot. When investing in property developments, this is inextricably tied to land costs.
Fundraising | 01 Apr 2015 |
Baring Private Equity Asia’s real estate affiliate has closed its debut fund with $365 million in commitments. The first two investments have also been completed in South Korea and the Philippines, respectively.
Fundraising | 31 Mar 2015 |
Mercury Capital Investment, a subsidiary of Singapore-listed Mercurius Capital Investment, has teamed up with a Chinese real estate developer to launch a RMB500 million ($80 million) PE fund targeting urbanization projects in China.
Greater China | 31 Mar 2015 |
KKR has launched its second Indian non-banking financial company (NBFC), teaming up with Singapore’s GIC Private to focus on providing structured credit solutions for real estate developers.
Real estate | 08 Jan 2015 |
SC Capital Management has reached a final close of $850 million on its fourth Asia-focused property fund. The corpus represents a substantial increase on Fund III, which raised $530 million in 2011.
Fundraising | 12 Dec 2014 |
ICICI Venture is being sued by a group of 69 non-resident Indian investors who are seeking $103 million in damages from over alleged losses from a property fund run by the GP.
South Asia | 29 Oct 2014 |
Suning Commerce Group, China's leading home appliance retailer, has sold 11 stores to CITIC Securities’ direct investment arm Goldstone Investment for RMB4.01 billion ($655 million).
Greater China | 16 Oct 2014 |
The investment arm of global real estate advisor CBRE has announced a final close on the Asia Alpha Plus III (AAP III) Fund of $236 million.
Fundraising | 12 Aug 2014 |
India’s long-awaited real estate investments trusts (REITs) inched closer to reality as the government offered clarification on the tax status of the structures.
Real estate | 11 Jul 2014 |
Prologis, an industrial real estate investment trust (REIT), has increased $588 million to Prologis China Logistic Venture, a platform used to acquire and manage logistics properties in China.
Greater China | 08 Jul 2014 |
A PAG-led consortium has acquired a portfolio of around EUR700 million ($954 million) in primary subordinated loans held by Commerzbank’s Japan real estate subsidiary, plus local operations and staff.
Real estate | 27 Jun 2014 |
StepStone has moved into the real estate sector with the addition of executives from Clairvue Capital Partners. The new team has built portfolios in the US and Europe and plans to add professionals in Asia over the next 12 months.
Real estate | 26 Jun 2014 |
Piramal Capital has merged its real estate private equity fund management business - Indiareit - and its real estate-focused non-banking financial company (NBFC).
South Asia | 29 May 2014 |
Sino-US real estate investor Century Bridge Capital has committed $60 million to two joint venture developments in China.
Greater China | 20 May 2014 |
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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