KKR has appointed David Katz, formerly deputy global head and Asia Pacific head of government relations at PayPal, as a director and head of public affairs for the region.
Lewis Rutherfurd of Inter-Asia Venture Management, Brooks Zug of HarbourVest Partners, Dan Carroll of Brooklands Capital Strategies, and Piau-Voon Wang on how private equity got started in Asia
Indian mid-market private equity firm Paragon Partners has closed its debut fund at $120 million.
Private equity exits have proved strong in 2017, with a range of buyers showing an appetite for PE-backed companies, industry participants told the AVCJ Forum.
Private equity has proven its worth as an asset class in India, but industry participants say achieving success in the market requires a specialized approach.
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.
Asian investors must plan to negotiate a China-dominated deal landscape with increased attention to technology and institutionalization trends, according to industry participants at the AVCJ Forum.
LPs must engage GPs more carefully as they become increasingly active players in Asia’s rapidly evolving private equity space, industry participants told the AVCJ Forum.
Private equity ownership can bring significant benefit to a portfolio company, but it can also be challenging for both the investor and the investee.
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.
Private equity investors are focusing on policy implementation, team culture and transparency as environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices become an increasingly pervasive aspect of GP-LP negotiations.
The focus for private equity firms in Asia has shifted from putting in place environment, social and governance (ESG) policies to implementing these policies across portfolios consistently and in ways that allow their impact to be measured.
As governments worldwide examine their policy commitments to sustainable development, private investors can play a pivotal role in their strategies, industry participants told the AVCJ ESG Forum.
Among the various events that have contributed to the development of private equity in Asia over the 30 years since AVCJ was established, three stand out as particular game changers
Gary Rieschel, founding managing partner at Qiming Venture Partners, got his first taste of China VC while working for SoftBank in the 1990s. He recollected to AVCJ how the industry made its mark on a global scale
Asia’s pan-regional buyout players are raising ever larger funds and pursuing ever larger deals. Is there now more capital in this segment of the market than places to – sensibly – put it?
Investment strategies targeted exclusively at the convergence of financial services and technology have become commonplace. As competition picks up, success will depend on adopting skills and a global view
An assortment of healthcare-focused GPs – most of them in China – have emerged to leverage rising domestic consumption and nascent medical innovation. Does domain expertise mean better deal access?
Investors see growing opportunity in Asian credit, but the region has proven difficult for foreign managers to address. Local expertise, particularly in emerging markets, can unlock the best returns
Succession planning initiatives at the leading global buyout firms reflect the increasing diversification of these platforms - and that the personality-types so instrumental in their creation probably won't be seen again
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.
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.
While the Cayman Islands remains the go-to jurisdiction for PE firms seeking a domicile for Asia-focused funds, investor demand and regulatory remit mean structures are now more carefully considered