Indian mid-market private equity firm Paragon Partners has closed its debut fund at $120 million.
Family offices represent an attractive and flexible source of capital for private equity firms, but GPs could do more to ensure the opportunities they pitch are a good fit for their audience.
CDC Group has committed $25 million to Aavishkaar Venture Management’s latest India impact investment fund, which is targeting $200 million for deployment in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that serve poorer communities.
LPs are increasingly comfortable with adopting a range of strategies in Asia’s private equity community, industry participants told the AVCJ Forum.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has set up a S$27 million ($20 million) grant to support the country’s financial technology development ecosystem.
A byproduct of Asia’s technology boom is the emergence of a new generation of GPs that have spun out from global venture capital players and internet companies, with a view to capturing opportunities presented by this fast-moving sector.
Fund managers in Asia’s middle market must demonstrate excellent customer service to make themselves stand out to increasingly overstretched LPs, industry participants told the AVCJ Forum.
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Goldman Sachs and China Investment Corporation (CIC) have launched a private equity fund that is seeking to raise $5 billion to invest in US companies. The initiative is part of efforts to strengthen trade relations between the two countries.
Dan Carroll, a founding partner at Brooklands Capital Strategies, cut his teeth with H&Q Asia Pacific and then helped build Newbridge Capital. He told AVCJ how private equity forced its way into the mainstream
Phoenix Travel Group, a China-based travel services provider, has raised a RMB700 million ($105 million) Series C round led by CITIC Capital, Haier Capital, Legend Holdings and Legend Capital.
General Atlantic (GA) has hired Pamela Fang, formerly head of Actis' investor development group in Asia, as a managing director to lead its capital partnering efforts in Asia.
Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) has relaunched an effort – which failed to get traction with the bank last year – to spin-out its team and the remaining $1 billion in PE assets on its balance sheet into an independent entity.
HighLight Capital has secured $250 million for its second China healthcare-focused fund, suggesting that proven sector specialists are getting traction with institutional LPs
Infrastructure is shedding its reputation for being a sleepy sector as Asian investors join a global surge of interest in the asset class. Strategic angling for the best deals will now require a more nimble approach
The Carlyle Group has achieved a first close of more than $4.5 billion on its fifth Asia buyout fund. The vehicle launched earlier this year with an initial target of $5 billion.
Indian private equity firm True North – formerly known as India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA) – has set a hard cap of $1.1 billion for its sixth fund, according to sources familiar with the situation.
IndoSpace, a joint venture between the Everstone Group and US-based Realterm Global, has launched its third fund aimed at developing Indian logistics and industrial facilities.
SL Capital, a private markets arm of Aberdeen Standard Investments, has raised $428 million for its third private equity secondaries fund, surpassing the target of $400 million.
China Everbright and venture capital firm Walden International Group have jointly launched a $500 million fund focused on semiconductors and industrial technology.
LGT Capital Partners sees Asia as a misunderstood investment destination among Western LPs due to unfounded concerns about the risk of the region. Local connections are key to building a strong strategy
Chinese healthcare-focused GP HighLight Capital, which was set up by former CDH Investments executive Steven Wang, has closed its second US dollar-denominated fund at the hard cap of $250 million.