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.
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).
Joe Bae (pictured), who has spent the last 12 years building out KKR’s Asian operation, has been named co-president and co-COO of the firm as co-founders Henry Kravis and George Roberts prepare to hand over leadership to the next generation.
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.
Private equity interest in Southeast Asia has yet to translate into a significant number of buyout deals. The region's sturdy economic fundamentals may prolong the stagnation
Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar are among the last frontier markets in Asia but well positioned to benefit from accelerating interest in the ASEAN region. Private equity success will require a nimble approach
The flood of new arrivals in Singapore’s accelerator space means there are often too many groups chasing relatively few high-quality start-ups. Diversification and specialization is the key to survival
Wealth management firm and PE fund-of-funds Unigestion has closed a direct opportunities fund at EUR255 million ($291 million).
General Atlantic has appointed Yong Hak Huh, founder and CEO of First Bridge Strategies and formerly CIO of private markets and direct investment at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), as a special advisor.
Sanjeev Aggarwal (pictured), a co-founder of Indian VC firm Helion Venture Partners, has joined Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani to launch a new VC fund focused on technology start-ups.
Baird Capital, the private investment arm of Robert W. Baird & Co, has closed its latest global mid-market fund at $310 million.
Gordian Capital, a Singapore-based asset manager, has confirmed Beenext Capital Management as its second venture capital spin-out this week.
Government-back fund-of-funds Korea Venture Investment Corporation (KVIC) and Applied Ventures, the VC arm of US-listed technology developer Applied Materials, have jointly launched a fund focused on Korea start-ups.
The team behind Qualgro ASEAN, a venture capital fund established under Singapore asset manager Gordian Capital in 2015, has spun out to form an independent VC firm.