Nominations for the 14th AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Awards are now open – albeit with a slightly different format to previous years.
Performance | 02 Sep 2014 |
State Street Corporation has appointed Bob Keogh as head of alternative investment solutions for Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, he will assume responsibility for servicing private equity, hedge fund and real estate managers.
People | 02 Sep 2014 |
Australia’s Future Fund has appointed Raphael Arndt as chief investment officer. He was previously head of infrastructure and timberlands with the sovereign wealth fund.
People | 02 Sep 2014 |
Taiwanese computer maker Acer has established a NT$1 billion ($33.5 million) venture capital fund to invest in start-ups, with a view to strengthening the group’s technology development as well as generating financial returns.
Greater China | 01 Sep 2014 |
There is no shortage of high-quality real assets available to private markets investors despite rising prices in certain areas, industry participants told the AVCJ Real Assets Forum. The onus is on investors to look beyond the obvious.
Infrastructure | 28 Aug 2014 |
The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has issued rules governing the domestic private equity industry following a public consultation.
Greater China | 27 Aug 2014 |
China’s foreign exchange regulator has issued new rules simplifying the use of offshore special purpose vehicles for investment purposes. It’s good news for VCs but questions remain about implementation
Regulation | 27 Aug 2014 |
A successful introductory meeting doesn’t guarantee LP support but it is an important first step on the road to achieving it. GPs must be informed, engaging and polished – but not too polished
Fundraising | 27 Aug 2014 |
AVCJ has devoted considerable space to the challenges tied to foreign private equity buyouts in Taiwan, highlighting industry concerns about an opaque approvals process and the subsequent calls for clearer guidance on where PE is capital is and isn’t...
Exits | 27 Aug 2014
Wenbiao Dong, former head of China Minsheng Banking, has launched a RMB50 billion ($8 billion) private investment fund.
Greater China | 26 Aug 2014 |
The first VC fund to be supported by a co-investment partnership between New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF) and Taiwan's National Development Fund (NDF) has reached a $75 million first close.
Greater China | 25 Aug 2014 |
Indian education-focused GP Kaizen Private Equity has opened an office in Silicon Valley ahead of launching its first pan-Asian fund, which has a target of $120 million.
South Asia | 22 Aug 2014 |
NVC Lighting, a Chinese lightning products manufacturer backed by SAIF Partners and Goldman Sachs, has once again run into corporate governance problems as its founder and CEO refused to accept a board resolution that he step down.
Greater China | 22 Aug 2014 |
Creador has reached a final close on its second fund at the hard cap of $300 million. A rush of late commitments saw the Southeast Asia and India-focused GP exceed its projected $275 million total.
Fundraising | 21 Aug 2014 |
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