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.
The Carlyle Group has merged its growth and buyout teams for India in order to streamline operations in the country.
The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF), a government-sponsored fund-of-funds, has doubled the investment cap of its seed-stage vehicle to NZ$1.5 million ($1.1 million) per company.
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.
Asia’s booming online economies have created unprecedented demand for data center services, but private equity investors still must determine the best way to approach the industry
LaunchVic, a start-up investment fund backed by the government of Victoria, has ended its planned partnership with 500 Startups in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal at the Silicon Valley-based accelerator.
Don Ye, founder and managing partner for Tsing Capital, is sometimes called the ‘elder statesman’ of cleantech investment in China. Formative years in the US helped him clarify an actionable world view
While India’s new goods and services tax regime has caused temporary dislocation, private equity players are confident that their portfolio companies are set for long-term success
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.
Alex Emery, head of Asia at Permira, on global funds versus regional funds, escalations in dry powder and deal size, and how to lay the ground for when the current bull run inevitably comes to an end
The Financial Services Development Council has criticized Hong Kong's tax exemption for offshore PE funds - and with good reason. It remains to be seen if regulators have the will to respond the group's proposals
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.
Japanese venture capital firm Jafco has agreed to buy back JPY63.8 billion ($577.4 million) worth of shares from its major shareholders, including Nomura Holdings.
SAIF India has raised $350 million for its third fund aimed at investments in both public and private companies at varying stages of development.
The Willis Towers Watson global alternatives survey offers view surprises in terms of where investors are putting their capital, but there are some interesting developments in which investors are providing it
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.
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...
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.
A resurgence in club deal activity has proven symptomatic of the evolution of Asia's private equity buyout market. But while the structure and the nature of deals has changed, the underlying rationale remains fixed
Corporate venture capital investment can fill an important niche in supporting Southeast Asia’s start-up ecosystem, industry participants told the AVCJ Singapore Forum.
As banks look to reduce their exposure to Asian non-performing loans (NPLs), private lenders that can offer more flexibility on terms are seeing increased opportunities for investment, industry professionals told the AVCJ Singapore Forum.
A number of political factors have positioned Asia Pacific to be a global leader in internet-of-things development. Investors must now navigate an unwieldy field of technologies, markets and social drivers
Renewable energy has a way to go before it represents a consistent source of investment opportunities in Asia despite a strong push in recent years, investors told the Infrastructure Investors Forum.