Australia’s Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) has launched a new Asia infrastructure fund with a $300 million cornerstone LP commitment from Canada’s Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo).
Gobi Partners, a Shanghai-based venture capital investor focused on China and Southeast Asia, has reached a first close of $50 million on its latest Southeast Asia fund.
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The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, is considering a commitment of up to $5 million to Wavemaker Partners’ Southeast Asia-focused venture capital fund.
China-focused Lilly Asia Ventures (LAV) has closed its fourth healthcare-focused fund at the hard cap of $450 million.
Ajay Hattangdi (pictured) and Vinod Murali, co-founders of venture debt firm InnoVen Capital, have established their own India venture debt business and are looking to raise a $155 million fund, including a $30 million greenshoe option.
New York State Teachers’ Retirement System (NYSTRS) has disclosed a commitment of $100 million to ADV Partners’ second Asian special situations fund. The PE firm closed its debut vehicle at $545 million in 2015.
Blue Lake Capital, a China-focused VC firm led by two former GGV Capital and Sequoia Capital executives, has reached a first close of more than $120 million on its second early-stage fund. The full target is $200 million.
Prestellar Ventures, a Singapore-based GP backed by two Nepalese companies as well as Indian microfinance institution Satin Creditcare and India-focused investor Frontline Strategies, has raised a $100 million fund.
SAIF India has raised $350 million for its third fund aimed at investments in both public and private companies at varying stages of development.
Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System (PennSERS) has extended its long-standing relationship with Asia Alternatives, allocating $50 million to the firm’s latest fund-of-funds product and a further $50 million to a separate account.
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PAG Asia Capital is raising a $500 million China growth fund, which will enable the firm to target middle-market deals that fall below the minimum check size for its pan-Asian vehicle.
IL&FS Investment Managers (IIML), the private equity arm of India’s Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS), has raised the target of its infrastructure fund to $1 billion.
Partners Group has achieved a close of EUR6 billion ($7 billion) on its latest direct private equity fund. It is the firm's largest fundraise to date.
Allstate Investments has gradually increased its exposure to private equity – and Asia specifically – over the last 12 years or so, but the current bullishness around the asset class is cause for concern
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The Carlyle Group is looking to raise $5 billion for its fifth Asia buyout fund. The private equity firm closed its previous pan-regional vehicle at $3.9 billion in 2014 after more than two years of fundraising.
C-Bridge, a Chinese private equity firm that concentrates on late-stage growth capital and buyout opportunities in the healthcare space, has closed its second fund at the hard cap of $400 million.
Richard Coon, a director and co-founder at private equity-backed New Zealand insurance provider Partners Life, has launched a new domestically facing venture group known as Angel Investors Marlborough (AIM).
Singapore-government backed Spring Seeds Capital has committed S$100 million ($73 million) to an investment program targeting domestic start-ups developing high-end technology.
Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS) has committed $30 million to IDG Capital’s latest China venture capital fund – the first to be raised since the GP acquired the global investment business of International Data Group (IDG).
HarbourVest Partners has closed its fourth global co-investment fund at $1.75 billion, having raised the hard cap from $1.5 billion.
Keeping up with the pace of change in Asian private equity – particularly in terms of people moves – is one of the biggest challenges for institutional investors based outside of the region.