In its eight years in Asia, LeapFrog Investments has kept lower-income consumer finance at the center of its investment strategy. Pritesh Modi, director and chief actuary at the firm, discusses the value of a narrow focus
With $2.1 billion to deploy from its third fund, FountainVest Partners is ready to write bigger checks and target more control deals as the China buyout opportunity - gradually - comes to fruition
Indian venture capital firm YourNest has launched its second fund for early-stage investments with a target size of INR3 billion ($45.1 million).
Japan’s Jafco has achieved a first close on its fifth global venture capital and buyout fund with JPY41 billion ($408 million) in commitments.
UK development finance institution CDC Group has invested INR3.3 billion ($49.7 million) in Indian private lender RBL Bank.
China has launched a RMB350 billion ($52.5 billion) private equity fund to restructure state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as part of efforts to improve operational efficiency and encourage industry consolidation.
Infinity Group, a China-Israel cross-border private equity firm, has partnered with Chinese IT services provider Neusoft Corporation to launch a $250 million medical technology fund.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has signed an agreement with China’s National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC) to provide assistance to policymakers as they address the challenges presented by an aging population.
Singapore-based UOB Group has joined a $72 million Series C round for Israeli equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd.
Australian GP AirTree Ventures raises its latest fund to invest in tech start-ups across growth ranges
FountainVest Partners has closed its third China-focused fund at the hard cap of $2.1 billion after approximately six months in the market
Turnaround specialist Allegro sees opportunity in luxury tourist transportation venture
Tidal shifts in the Philippines' consumer demographics are piquing interest among private equity and venture capital investors alike, but sluggish policy modernization efforts remain a key barrier to entry
The Taiwan government has declined to approve the acquisition of cable television provider China Network Systems (CNS) by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) and Far EasTone Telecommunications, asking the National Communications Commission (NCC)...
Singapore-based alternative credit investor Pierfront Capital has committed $25 million to Merdeka Copper Gold, an Indonesia-based operator of copper and gold mines backed by Saratoga Capital and Provident Capital.
The Rohatyn Group (TRG), a global emerging markets asset management firm, has opened an office in South Korea.
Beachwear maker Seafolly was already a leader in Australia when L Capital Asia acquired it in 2014. Now the founding family and the GP plan to build it into a global lifestyle brand
Innovation Works changes its name, but plans to keep focusing on China's growing tech talent
Selling Asian LPs on private credit strategies remains difficult for the most part, but fund managers are generally confident that interest in the asset class is set to take off
Recent turnover spikes at pan-regional players could be a harbinger of future spin-outs
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is considering an investment of up to $25 million in Maison Capital’s debut US dollar-denominated China fund, which has an overall target of $200 million.
Linear Venture, a Chinese early-stage VC firm founded by former Facebook and JD.com employees, has closed its second fund – which comprises US dollar and renminbi-denominated tranches – with approximately $70 million in aggregate commitments.
Multiples Alternative Asset Management has reached a final close of $690 million on its second India-focused fund, beating the target of $650 million.
Efforts to increase foreign M&A activity in the Philippines at later investment stages depend on targeting the right kinds of companies and understanding their needs, industry participants told the AVCJ Philippines Forum.