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 |
Secondary fundraising has reached new highs over the past year, signaling greater investor appetite for the asset class. What is driving the demand and who is likely to benefit?
Secondaries | 25 Jun 2014 |
David Pierce, previously a partner at FLAG Squadron Asia, has been appointed managing director and head of Asia at Harald Quandt (HQ) Capital.
People | 03 Jun 2014 |
Japanese secondaries investor WM Partners (WMP) has completed the debut transaction from its first fund, acquiring a 12% interest in B2B marketing platform Shanon.
Secondaries | 30 Apr 2014 |
Ardian, known as Axa Private Equity until it spun out last year, has raised $9 billion for its latest global secondaries fund.
Fundraising | 24 Apr 2014 |
Pomona Capital has reached a final close on its eighth global secondaries fund at the $1.75 billion hard cap. The vehicle, which had a target of $1.3 billion, was substantially oversubscribed.
Fundraising | 15 Apr 2014 |
Paul Capital’s Hong Kong office is among those that will close as the secondaries specialist winds down its global operations. This follows the reported breakdown of a sale to Hamilton Lane.
Secondaries | 20 Mar 2014 |
Ironbridge Capital has dropped its proposed stapled secondary transaction that would have allowed investors to exit or rollover their positions into a new vehicle with the option of making a commitment to a new primary fund. AVCJ understands the deal...
Secondaries | 19 Mar 2014 |
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
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The market is relatively optimistic as a new government that is viewed favourable to a balanced investment arena is introduced and we see an increase in deal activity. The hopes for a flourishing PE market amid the euphoria of 2012 has not yet been realised but the potential is still present and now may well be the time for the country to take off in its own right and increase its reputation as THE hot market in Southeast Asia.
24 March 2015, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta