Australian regulators want greater consistency in how superannuation funds report costs and fees to members. While sound in principle, the draft measure is problematic in practice, especially for private equity
Meituan-Dianping, a China-based online-to-offline (O2O) services platform created through the merger of two rival groups, has launched a RMB3 billion ($436 million) fund that will make early-stage consumer sector investments.
ChrysCapital has closed its seventh India fund with more than $600 million, beating its target.
After more than 25 years between them at Pacific Equity Partners, Anthony Kerwick and Rob Koczkar departed in 2014 to pursue other opportunities. They have now joined forces as Adamantem Capital
Australia’s lower middle market is rich in investment opportunities but underpenetrated by private equity. Local family offices are increasingly keen on participating, although in their own way
Singapore’s Temasek Holdings has opened an office in San Francisco, expanding its US presence following the establishment of a New York office in 2014.
UK-based development finance institution (DFI) CDC Group has partnered with India’s Manipal Education & Medical Group for an $80 million fund targeting healthcare investments in emerging markets.
An investment unit of Chinese conglomerate CITIC Group has launched a RMB6 billion ($873 million) buyout fund that focuses on China's education sector.
Three former CHAMP Ventures executives have teamed up with George Penklis, a co-founder of Quadrant Private Equity, to raise a A$275 million ($211 million) Australia and New Zealand middle-market fund.
South Korea VIG Partners closed its third fund at the hard cap of $600 million, having won over LPs with its past history and future prospects in buying and building middle-market consumer businesses
Singapore-based investor CapBridge Investment Trust (CIT) is targeting $100 million for a growth-stage VC fund that aims to improve access to established start-ups for institutional investors.
Pricoa Capital Group, a private debt investment group under PGIM, Prudential Financial’s global asset management business, has established a team in Sydney to target middle market opportunities in Australia and New Zealand.
After experiencing sexism first-hand in Hong Kong’s male-dominated private equity industry, Vivian Yan launched Delphinium Capital Partners, which backs companies with gender-balanced management teams
Matthew Cyriac (pictured), co-head of The Blackstone Group’s India private equity team, has left the firm to run his own asset management business.
AGIC Capital is targeting up to three more deals in 2017 as its debut Asia-Europe fund closes at $1 billion, having received strong support from Asian LPs
SoftBank Group has agreed to acquire Fortress Investment Group – which manages $36.7 billion in alternatives – for approximately $3.3 billion in cash. It puts the Japanese company on course to become one of the world’s largest asset managers.
Private equity investors in Asia are responding to an increasingly competitive deal-sourcing environment with a stronger focus on value-add, but successful implementation will require a cultural commitment
CITIC Capital raises $268 million for third Japan fund, benefiting from an upturn in investor sentiment that should prove to be a boon for Japanese GPs in general
Azerbaijan’s state oil fund (SOFAZ) has agreed to invest $100 million in a Japan-focused logistics vehicle being raised by e-Shang Redwood (ESR), a pan-Asian logistics services company that has a string of private equity backers.
Draper Venture Network (DVN), a global alliance of VC investors formed by US-based Tim Draper (pictured), has chosen early-stage GP Blume Ventures as its member for India.
India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA) recently changed its name to True North and restructured its investment team along sector lines. Vishal Nevatia, the firm’s managing partner, explains why
VIG Partners has closed its third Korea-focused fund at $600 million, with support from new and existing investors including Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS).
The collapse of a Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia-backed bid to acquire CNS from MBK Partners once again underlines the challenges facing buyout investors in Taiwan, on entry and exit
Singapore should make it easier for venture capital firms to establish themselves locally and take steps to attract more private equity investors to the country as part of efforts to fill the funding gap, a government-appointed panel has recommended.