Focus Media, the Chinese outdoor advertising business taken private by a PE consortium and re-listed in Shenzhen last year through a reverse merger, is supporting four investment funds seeking to raise a combined RMB2 billion ($300 million).
From movie financing deals to production house acquisitions, Chinese capital is flooding into Hollywood with a view to potential windfalls back home. Should investors believe the hype or wait for the reviews?
Rocket Internet has played a major role in developing Southeast Asia’s e-commerce sector, but industry players say the firm’s most lasting effect will likely be the large talent pool that it is creating in the region
Hamilton Lane has closed its latest global fund-of-funds at $516 million, exceeding a target of $400 million on the back of strong international investor interest.
While capital is widely available in China's VC scene, investors continue to worry worry that the market is not developing as it should
Permira has achieved a first close for its sixth global buyout fund, with about EUR6.3 billion ($6.9 billion) in commitments.
The QIC Global Infrastructure Fund and Future Fund have committed A$800 million ($598 million) to the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF), a vehicle launched by domestic electricity provider AGL Energy to bankroll large-scale renewable energy projects.
Alibaba Pictures, the Chinese internet giant’s Hong Kong-listed film and entertainment unit, has launched a RMB2 billion ($300 million) fund that will make movie and TV-related investments.
China Investment Corporation (CIC) posted a 2.96% loss on its international portfolio in 2015 – the first annual negative return in four years and the third since its inception in 2008.
Asia continues to offer buyout opportunities, but funds looking to take advantage of them must define their benefits to company leaders, industry leaders told the AVCJ Singapore Forum.
Singapore’s Vickers Venture Partners has reached an S$86 million ($63.3 million) first close for its fifth fund, which is targeting early and expansion stage Asian companies.
Singapore conglomerate Keppel Corporation has raised $410 million for two private equity funds – to be operated by its asset management arm – that have a combined target of $1.5 billion.
Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management has signed a preliminary agreement with the State Bank of India (SBI) to invest about INR70 billion ($1 billion) in stressed assets in India.
Henry Kravis, co-founder of KKR, emphasized the importance of Asia’s rising middle class and the diversification of his firm’s investment approach as continued volatility globally is likely to deliver both uncertainty and opportunity.
The Poseidon Group, a Hong Kong and Singapore-based due diligence and business intelligence provider, has been acquired by global regulatory risk and compliance player Exiger.
Southeast Asia is expected to maintain a strong level of private equity investment opportunities thanks to continued regional volatility, leading industry players told the AVCJ Singapore Forum.
US-based 500 Startups has received $8.3 million in LP commitments for its Thailand-focused early-stage fund 500 TukTuks after expanding its targeted scope on the back of increased investor interest.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) plans to support an accelerator fund launched by Capria Ventures – an impact investment firm sponsored by Unitus – that will focus on South and Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.
A PE-backed Chinese consortium has agreed a $600 million acquisition of the web browser business of Norway’s Opera Software after a full takeover bid worth $1.2 billion failed to attain government approval.
Private equity firms must take the time to understand their audience when pitching funds to family offices, leading industry practitioners told the AVCJ USA Forum.
The Asia opportunity for private equity has become all the more compelling for the political uncertainty blighting Western markets, investors told the AVCJ USA Forum.
Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management has achieved a final close of $14 billion for a global infrastructure fund, exceeding the vehicle’s original target corpus of $10 billion.
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