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.
Fewer GPs are targeting Australia's lower middle market as a result of increasing fund sizes and the difficulties local LPs have writing small-ticket checks. The arrival of new PE firms is encouraging, but they aren't necessarily positioned to fill this...
ChrysCapital has closed its seventh India fund with more than $600 million, beating its target.
After more than 25 years between them at Pacific Equity Partners, Anthony Kerwick and Rob Koczkar departed in 2014 to pursue other opportunities. They have now joined forces as Adamantem Capital
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
After experiencing sexism first-hand in Hong Kong’s male-dominated private equity industry, Vivian Yan launched Delphinium Capital Partners, which backs companies with gender-balanced management teams
Matthew Cyriac (pictured), co-head of The Blackstone Group’s India private equity team, has left the firm to run his own asset management business.
SoftBank Group has agreed to acquire Fortress Investment Group – which manages $36.7 billion in alternatives – for approximately $3.3 billion in cash. It puts the Japanese company on course to become one of the world’s largest asset managers.
Private equity investors in Asia are responding to an increasingly competitive deal-sourcing environment with a stronger focus on value-add, but successful implementation will require a cultural commitment
Draper Venture Network (DVN), a global alliance of VC investors formed by US-based Tim Draper (pictured), has chosen early-stage GP Blume Ventures as its member for India.
India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA) recently changed its name to True North and restructured its investment team along sector lines. Vishal Nevatia, the firm’s managing partner, explains why
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).
Bert Kwan, who served as head of ASEAN private equity at Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) until November of last year, has joined Northstar Group as a managing director.
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.
STIC Investments has raised $530 million for a fund that will target restructuring opportunities involving Korean conglomerates. Executive Managing Partner Hans Jung explains the strategy
The launch of several huge government-backed funds has skewed renminbi-denominated fundraising in China. What does their arrival mean for valuations and for the nascent independent LP community?
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.
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.
India’s new Union Budget includes several measures intended to provide much-needed clarity related to tax burdens for investors in Indian companies including private equity funds.
India-based impact investment firm Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group has raised $25 million from Triodos Investment Management and the Shell Foundation.
New York State Teachers’ Retirement System (NYSTRS) has disclosed a commitment of $100 million to MBK Partners’ fourth North Asia buyout fund, which closed at $4.1 billion in December 2016.
Jun Tsusaka, managing partner, CIO and founding member at NSSK, discusses Japan's middle market