NewQuest Capital Partners, which targets secondary direct transactions across Asia, wants to raise $500 million for its third pan-regional fund.
Fundraising | 22 Sep 2015 |
A host of pure-play and multi-strategy managers have allocated more resources to Asia in recent years to capture the nascent secondaries opportunity. The region if offering more but has yet to reach full maturity
Secondaries | 09 Sep 2015
Plenty of Chinese high net worth individuals want to sell LP interests in renminbi funds. Local and foreign secondaries managers would like to take advantage, but they are held back by an immature market
Secondaries | 24 Jun 2015
The message has always been: Look at what’s happening in the US and Europe to get an idea of what is likely to happen in Asia. The follow-up question: Okay, but when? The answer: Soon, but not yet.
Secondaries | 09 Jun 2015
Lexington Partners reached a final close on its eighth global secondaries fund at the hard cap of $10.1 billion. It is the largest dedicated secondaries vehicle ever raised.
Secondaries | 22 Apr 2015 |
All the talk of a swath of GP restructurings in Asia has yet to become reality. As India and China funds raised during the heady times inch closer to the 10-year mark, are we about to see a breakthrough?
Secondaries | 25 Mar 2015
Boutique investment bank Greenhill & Co. has agreed to buy Cogent Partners, a global financial advisor specializing in the private equity secondary market, for up to $97.6 million.
Buyouts | 12 Feb 2015 |
Harjit Bhatia has returned to Asia Growth Capital Advisors (AGCA) as executive chairman. He left the firm in 2012 to become managing partner and CEO at PineBridge Asia Partners.
People | 18 Dec 2014 |
Auda is scaling up its operations in Asia, opening a Shanghai office and making several new hires. CEO Ernest Boles, Head of Asia Jacob Chiu, and Managing Director Lucian Wu explain how they are addressing the opportunity
Fund-of-funds | 17 Dec 2014
India has yet to fulfil its potential as a direct secondaries market as buyers and sellers fail to agree on valuations. A revival in investor sentiment hasn’t helped matters, but patience may eventually pay off
Secondaries | 03 Dec 2014 |
Lucian Wu, previously co-head of Asia at Paul Capital Partners, has joined Auda as a managing director.
People | 07 Nov 2014 |
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) has reached a first and final close on its third global secondaries fund at the hard cap of $1.655 billion.
Fundraising | 23 Oct 2014 |
Secondary deal flow has reached record breaking levels in 2014. Regulatory reform and economic recovery have helped, but that is not the whole story - the maturing market is arguably more important
Secondaries | 11 Sep 2014 |
Jason Sambanju, formerly co-head of Asia at Paul Capital Partners, has joined Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) as head of Asia secondaries.
People | 14 Jul 2014 |
NewQuest Capital Partners has reached a final close of $316 million on its second pan-Asia fund, exceeding the $300 million target. The announcement comes as the secondaries specialist is poised to take private US-listed China Hydroelectric in a deal...
Fundraising | 03 Jul 2014 |
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