Indonesian VC firm Kejora Ventures has reached a first close of nearly $25 million on its second fund and plans to expand into Thailand with the support of one of its LPs, the Chareon Pokphand family, which controls local conglomerate CP Group.
K2 Global has raised $183 million for its debut venture fund, which aims to promote cross-border development in Asian and US technology start-ups.
Australian regulators want greater consistency in how superannuation funds report costs and fees to members. While sound in principle, the draft measure is problematic in practice, especially for private equity
Meituan-Dianping, a China-based online-to-offline (O2O) services platform created through the merger of two rival groups, has launched a RMB3 billion ($436 million) fund that will make early-stage consumer sector investments.
ChrysCapital has closed its seventh India fund with more than $600 million, beating its target.
Australia’s lower middle market is rich in investment opportunities but underpenetrated by private equity. Local family offices are increasingly keen on participating, although in their own way
UK-based development finance institution (DFI) CDC Group has partnered with India’s Manipal Education & Medical Group for an $80 million fund targeting healthcare investments in emerging markets.
An investment unit of Chinese conglomerate CITIC Group has launched a RMB6 billion ($873 million) buyout fund that focuses on China's education sector.
Three former CHAMP Ventures executives have teamed up with George Penklis, a co-founder of Quadrant Private Equity, to raise a A$275 million ($211 million) Australia and New Zealand middle-market fund.
South Korea VIG Partners closed its third fund at the hard cap of $600 million, having won over LPs with its past history and future prospects in buying and building middle-market consumer businesses
Singapore-based investor CapBridge Investment Trust (CIT) is targeting $100 million for a growth-stage VC fund that aims to improve access to established start-ups for institutional investors.
AGIC Capital is targeting up to three more deals in 2017 as its debut Asia-Europe fund closes at $1 billion, having received strong support from Asian LPs
CITIC Capital raises $268 million for third Japan fund, benefiting from an upturn in investor sentiment that should prove to be a boon for Japanese GPs in general
Azerbaijan’s state oil fund (SOFAZ) has agreed to invest $100 million in a Japan-focused logistics vehicle being raised by e-Shang Redwood (ESR), a pan-Asian logistics services company that has a string of private equity backers.
VIG Partners has closed its third Korea-focused fund at $600 million, with support from new and existing investors including Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS).
New Zealand-based private equity investor Direct Capital has closed its fifth buyout and growth fund at NZ$375 million ($270 million).
Bain Capital Credit is targeting $750 million for an Asia-focused special situations fund to pursue direct lending, mezzanine debt and distressed asset opportunities across the region.
AGIC Capital, which invests in European high-end manufacturing companies with expansion potential in Asia, has closed its debut fund on target at $1 billion.
India-based Sathguru Management Consultants has launched a $100 million fund to invest in start-ups focused on innovation in the food and agriculture sector.
The Longreach Group is understood to have reached a first close of approximately $200 million on its third North Asia-focused mid-market buyout fund, which has a particular focus on Japan. The full target is $650 million.
CITIC Capital Partners has achieved a final close on its third Japan buyout fund at the hard cap of JPY30 billion ($268 million). Three investments have already been made from the vehicle across retail and healthcare.
Delphinium Capital Partners, a Hong Kong-based GP formed by Harmony Asset Management executive Vivian Yan, has reached a first close of $16 million on its debut fund, which focuses on Asian female-led companies.
Stellaris Venture Partners, a Indian venture capital firm that spun out from Helion Venture Partners, has reached a first close of $50 million on its debut fund. The full target is $100 million.
Southeast Asian ride-hailing app operator Grab has created a $100 million fund to invest in Indonesian start-ups as part of its expansion plan in the country.