Hong Kong’s tax exemption for offshore private equity funds – introduced with a view to encouraging managers to expand their presence in the territory – has failed to deliver, according to the advisory body that made detailed proposals as to how...
AirTree Ventures has led a A$13 million ($10.1 million) Series B round of funding for Expert360, an Australia-based online marketplace that connects small companies with independent consultants.
Southeast Asia’s traditional banks have begun to take a strong interest in the financial technology environment, but their early-stage involvement in the ecosystem is still tentative
There are various practical reasons - concerning legal, oversight and human reasons - why US pension funds are not as aggressive as their Canadian peers in private equity. A change in mindset would also be helpful
Paul DiGiacomo, a managing director with Asia-focused advisory firm BDA Partners, discusses the latest trends in M&A, from increasingly sophisticated Chinese buyers to more willing multinational sellers
Placement agent and secondary transaction advisor Campbell Lutyens has appointed Kok-Peng Teh, formerly head of the special investments division at GIC Private, to its advisory board.
Private funds and corporate placement agent First Avenue has opened an office in Seoul, adding to its existing Asia Pacific bases in Hong Kong and Sydney.
Morrison & Foerster has hired Serena Tan, formerly an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton specializing in fund formation and fund management, as a partner in its Hong Kong office.
Private equity firms keen to diversify their LP bases are looking to establish relations with Asia’s high net worth segment, and the private banks and wealth managers who facilitate access to this community
US venture investor FTV Capital has taken a minority stake in India-based industry research and consulting company MarketsandMarkets after leading a $56 million funding round.
Gaining an accurate impression of an industry is vital for investors, but this can be difficult in markets where information is patchy or unreliable. Those who hope to prosper must learn to judge data carefully
Private equity firms in Asia are increasingly willing to outsource fund administration, but they appear to be slower than their global counterparts in embracing more sophisticated middle office functions
Succession planning opportunities are growing in Japan’s middle market as a generation of founders bend to the will of time and commercial pressure. For GPs seeking buyouts, it is all about who you know
Skadden has appointed Geoffrey Chan, formerly head of the Asia private investment funds practice at Ropes & Gray, as partner and head of its Asia Pacific investment management practice.
Hong Kong introduced legislation intended to give private equity investors greater tax certainty, but the implementation guidelines have moved it further from this goal. The implications could be wide-ranging
PE investors must focus on speed and forward planning when implementing strategies across team building, operational improvements and crisis management, industry participants told the AVCJ Forum in Hong Kong.
Recent signs of global volatility have prompted PE investors to consider a divergence in business dynamics and economic trajectories between the US and Europe and Asia, industry participants told the AVCJ Forum.
Vincent Ip, a Hong Kong-based partner with Ropes & Gray’s private investment funds group, has been promoted to partner.
Hong Kong is the only major international center openly seeking to treat carried interest as income rather than capital gain for tax purposes. The private equity industry wants to know where it stands
Chinese boutique investment bank and advisory firm CEC Capital Group – formerly known as China eCapital – has agreed to buy US-based counterpart Siemer & Associates (S&A).
Placement agent and secondaries advisory firm Sixpoint Partners has appointed Joan Tan, formerly of Diamond Dragon Advisors, as managing director and head of Asian distribution.
Chinese M&A buyers must overcome their reluctance to engage top-quality advisory teams for their transactions
Barry Chen, managing director at InterChina Consulting, discusses where investors get it right and wrong on M&A, whether they are foreign companies doing deals in China or Chinese players going overseas
Andrew McCaffery, head of alternatives at Aberdeen Asset Management, discusses the long-term impact of investors becoming more aggressive in their pursuit of returns, almost regardless of the risk