Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) has committed up to $75 million to a new fund launched by Sino-US venture capital firm GGV Capital.
Greater China | 26 Feb 2015 |
US-based accelerator 500 Startups has launched another $15 million Asian satellite fund in Korea - called 500 Kimchi - a little over a week after it announced a similar vehicle in Thailand.
Early stage | 26 Feb 2015 |
Nippon Venture Capital (NVC) and the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International in Kyoto have set-up a JPY5 billion ($42 million) fund for niche technology investments.
Fundraising | 25 Feb 2015 |
Baring Private Equity Asia has a reached a final close on its sixth fund at a hard cap of $3.98 billion after less than a year on the market, making it the largest ever close reached by an Asia-based GP.
Fundraising | 24 Feb 2015 |
US-based pension fund Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) of the State of Illinois is backing RRJ Capital's third flagship fund and The Carlyle Group's third Japanese buyout as part of $900 million worth of commitments planned across nine alternative investment...
Fundraising | 23 Feb 2015 |
AVCJ's daily bulletin will take a short break for the Lunar New Year holiday. Publication will resume on February 23. The weekly magazine is also on hiatus, with the next issue released on March 3.
Performance | 18 Feb 2015 |
Shunwei Capital Partners, a Chinese VC firm set up by Lei Jun, a founder of mobile phone maker Xiaomi, has closed its first renminbi-denominated fund at RMB1 billion ($160 million).
Venture | 18 Feb 2015 |
Silicon Valley-based accelerator and early stage investor 500 Startups is understood to be launching a new $10 million micro-fund for Thailand.
Early stage | 18 Feb 2015 |
Michael Weaver, private markets manager at SunSuper, and Neil Stanford, investment manager for private equity at HOSTPLUS, discuss portfolio composition and performance.
Australasia | 18 Feb 2015
Plans to reinstate tax breaks for Australian start-ups that issue share options to staff rather than pay sizeable salaries has cheered VC investors. They are generally positive about the government role in fostering innovation
Australasia | 18 Feb 2015 |
China has started operating its $40 billion Silk Road infrastructure fund targeting businesses in neighboring countries and regions.
Greater China | 17 Feb 2015 |
Rainbow Medical, an Israeli medical investment firm, has raised $25 million from a group of Chinese investors including Ping An Insurance and telecom giant ZTE Corporation,financial company Yongjin Group and undisclosed Chinese venture capital funds.
Greater China | 17 Feb 2015 |
Japan's SBI Holdings and Thai financial group Finansia has together set up SBI Finansa Private Equity Partners to target investment opportunities in Southeast Asia.
North Asia | 17 Feb 2015 |
Growth in the Asian private equity industry has led to higher pay expectations among industry participants, with 64% of professionals anticipating an increase in their 2015 base salary compared with 2014, a new report claims.
People | 16 Feb 2015 |
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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.
4-6 March 2015, The Westin, Sydney
The AVCJ Indonesia Forum is back for a fourth year! Mark your calendars now and join us on March 24th, 2015 in Jakarta at Indonesia's longest running, largest and most prestigious industry gathering.
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