United Overseas Bank (UOB) has teamed up with Orix Corp. to launch a $200 million Southeast Asia mezzanine fund. Wee Yap Yeo, head of mezzanine capital at UOB, explains the strategy
Mezzanine | 17 Sep 2014
“Emerging consumers across Africa and Asia are working to achieve prosperity and security for their families and businesses, but most have yet to reach the middle class. There is an immense demand for transformative financial tools,” says Andrew Kuper,...
Fundraising | 17 Sep 2014 |
More start-ups are tapping crowdfunding platforms for capital. How well prepared are Asian markets to accommodate the phenomenon and what does its emergence mean for venture capital investors?
Fundraising | 17 Sep 2014 |
“The chairman just threatened to have me killed.” Delivered in a panicked voice, the statement brought proceedings to a standstill. As it happened, the meeting had been convened to share the news of my imminent departure with staff. But my bombshell...
Regulation | 17 Sep 2014
Tianhe Chemicals has issued a point-by-point rebuttal of allegations that it made false statements in its IPO prospectus, with second-largest investor Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) declaring its full support.
Greater China | 15 Sep 2014 |
Malaysia's Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is a relatively new but increasingly significant part of the global PE landscape. Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan, the fund's CEO, outlines the strategy
LPs | 11 Sep 2014
Part of Ekuinas' mandate is to foster the development of a domestic private equity industry in Malaysia. Dato' Abdul Rahman Ahmad, CEO of the government-supported fund, explains its approach
Southeast Asia | 11 Sep 2014
Investors in private equity funds are often preoccupied by analysis of potential growth trends and neglect close due diligence of a GP’s ability to generate value over a sustained period of time, industry participants told the AVCJ Korea Forum.
LPs | 11 Sep 2014 |
Japan’s Nomura Asset Management has set up a joint venture with Shenzhen Hua Xia Ren He Capital Management to conduct private equity fund business in China.
Greater China | 11 Sep 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 |
And just like that, it was done. This week The Carlyle Group closed its fourth Asian fund, drawing a line under a three-year process that has seen nearly all of the largest global and Asia-based private equity firms raise their first regional vehicles...
Fundraising | 11 Sep 2014
LeapFrog Investments - the specialist microfinance investor backed by George Soros and JP Morgan Chase - has reached a $400 million close on its second fund targeting financial services investments in emerging Asia and Africa.
Southeast Asia | 10 Sep 2014 |
Unison Capital has reached a first close on its latest Japan buyout vehicle - Unison Capital Partners IV(F) - of JPY45 billion ($428 million), with the fund expecting a final close of JPY75 billion.
North Asia | 08 Sep 2014 |
The Carlyle Group has reached a final close on its fourth Asian fund - Carlyle Asia Partners IV (CAP IV) - at $3.9 billion.
Fundraising | 08 Sep 2014 |
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11 September 2014, The Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul