Malaysian pension fund KWAP is adding North America and European exposure to its Asia-heavy private equity portfolio. It is ramping up commitments from a relatively low base
LPs | 01 Oct 2014
Moves by Japan’s Nomura Asset Management and Singaporean lender OCBC to enter Chinese private equity through the Qualified Foreign Limited Partnership program are unlikely to spark a broader revival
Greater China | 01 Oct 2014 |
All PE investors want downside protection in China, but they prefer to use it as leverage in amicable negotiations rather than pursue full enforcement. Knowing the entrepreneur and the business is crucial
Investments | 01 Oct 2014 |
Northern Light Venture Capital would like to have participated in the recent $50 million Series D round of funding for Daojia, but it could not. The Series C round last September wasn’t possible either. As it stands, the VC firm has recorded a handsome...
Venture | 01 Oct 2014
Chinese GP JD Capital, formerly known as Jiuding Capital, has achieved its target of a $200 million final close on its second US dollar-denominated fund.
Greater China | 30 Sep 2014 |
There will be no AVCJ bulletin on October 1-2 due to public holidays in Hong Kong marking China's National Day and the Chung Yeung Festival, respectively.
Performance | 30 Sep 2014 |
Spring Seeds Capital, an investment arm of government-backed Spring Singapore, has launched an initiative that could channel up to S$60 million ($47 million) into local medical technology start-ups.
Southeast Asia | 26 Sep 2014 |
Chinese GP Tiantu Capital has reached a first close of $63 million on its debut US dollar-denominated fund. A final close of $100 million is targeted for before the end of the year.
Greater China | 25 Sep 2014 |
Korea Investment Corporation’s (KIC) private equity investments more than doubled in size to $2.6 billion over the course of 2013 as total assets increased 27% year-on-year to reach $72 billion.
Performance | 25 Sep 2014 |
Kirkland & Ellis has added two partners to its Asia private funds practice, with the promotions of Damian Jacobs and Jonathan Tadd. The firm now has four partners working on fund formation in the region.
Fundraising | 25 Sep 2014 |
Canaan Partners Managing Director Rahul Khanna is to launch a INR3 billion ($49 million) debt fund aimed at supporting early-stage and established technology ventures in India.
People | 24 Sep 2014 |
For the past 30 years Advantage Partners co-founder Richard Folsom has enjoyed a front-row seat on the inner workings Japan's corporate world - here he shares his insights.
People | 24 Sep 2014
Southeast Asia-focused e-commerce investor Ardent Capital has received $12.5 million in funding led by Indonesian conglomerate Sinarmas. Existing backers also participated.
Early stage | 23 Sep 2014 |
Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Altos Ventures has reached a final close on its debut South Korea-focused fund at a hard cap of $60 million after eight months in the market.
North Asia | 22 Sep 2014 |
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With the empathic and historic victory of Narendra Modi at the recent elections in India, the market confidence has improved significantly. Until recently, India was mentioned in financial markets only in a negative light given the enormous potential and lack of delivery. Difficulties in exiting, arbitrary taxation and poor governance are just some of the chronic problems deterring investors.
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