Northstar Group has reached a final close of $810 million on its fourth fund, which targets Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on Indonesia. Meanwhile, the firm’s VC unit, NSI Ventures, has closed its debut fund at $89 million.
Fundraising | 25 Nov 2015 |
Asian Venture Capital Journal was honored at the 2015 State Street Institutional Press Awards, Asia Pacific, winning three categories outright and receiving highly commended citations in three more.
Performance | 25 Nov 2015 |
Japan Post Bank, a unit of the recently-privatized Japan Post Holdings, will create a division to explore private equity investment opportunities.
LPs | 25 Nov 2015 |
M.K. Sinha, CEO of IDFC Alternatives, explains how the firm has been focusing on private equity exits, gradual accumulation of assets in infrastructure, and opportunistic openings in real estate
Investments | 25 Nov 2015
Corporate carve-outs are on the rise in India as companies divest due to financial pressure or strategic rationale. To get these deals, PE firms must demonstrate operational capability and corporate sensitivity
Buyouts | 25 Nov 2015
Warburg Pincus has closed its latest global fund, which will seek investments in companies at all stages of development, at the hard cap of $12 billion.
Fundraising | 24 Nov 2015 |
Alibaba Group has officially launched its entrepreneur funds - worth a collective $450 million - in Hong Kong and Taiwan, picking Gobi Partners and China Development Industrial Bank (CDIB) to manage the vehicles in those respective markets.
Greater China | 20 Nov 2015 |
The law firms, corporate service providers and accountants responsible for the offshore structures that underpin most private equity funds and transactions expect costs to rise as tighter regulations take hold.
Advisory | 19 Nov 2015 |
Indian growth-stage private equity firm New Silk Route (NSR) has promoted Arvind Malhan to partner.
South Asia | 19 Nov 2015 |
CDIB Capital, the PE arm of Taiwan’s China Development Financial (CDF), is raising a later-stage venture fund to focus on cross-strait expansion.
Greater China | 19 Nov 2015 |
Bill Ferris, co-chairman and co-founding partner of CHAMP Private Equity, has been appointed chairman of Innovation Australia, an independent, government-established body with a mandate that includes supporting start-ups and venture capital.
Venture | 19 Nov 2015 |
KKR has bought a 70% stake in Indian financial services firm Avendus Capital for an undisclosed sum.
South Asia | 18 Nov 2015 |
Hamilton Lane has opened an office in Seoul, the firm's 12th globally. It will be headed by Sung-ji An, who is relocating from Hong Kong.
People | 18 Nov 2015 |
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