Emerging markets private capital fundraising – led by emerging Asia – reached its highest point since the before the global financial crisis in 2017, according to EMPEA, with capital dispersed more evenly across different strategies than ever before.
Despite their strong growth potential, Australian food crops have attracted little activity from the private equity community. Investors’ interest is restrained by the high hurdles to managing these assets
The shift from blind pool funds to direct investments doesn’t reflect the preferences of all Indian family offices, but exposure to fast-growing technology start-ups is an increasingly powerful draw
Family offices represent an attractive and flexible source of capital for private equity firms, but GPs could do more to ensure the opportunities they pitch are a good fit for their audience.
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.
Japan Post Bank’s has fully embraced the global remit of its recently launched private equity program, making commitments to funds around the world through fund-of-funds while considering direct investments in its home market.
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Corporate venture capital investment can fill an important niche in supporting Southeast Asia’s start-up ecosystem, industry participants told the AVCJ Singapore Forum.
The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has announced several initiatives aimed at supporting technology start-ups. Mohamed Nasser Ismail, head of equity capital markets (SME), explains why a more active role is necessary
Encouraging trends in population, social mobility, commodities, technology, and governance standards are converging on Islamic finance. PE plays a small role with strong upside in Asia
In the aftermath of India’s demonetization policy, the direst predictions have failed to materialize. But the experience has also shown how little power PE firms have in some situations
Barry Lau, managing partner and CIO at Adamas Asset Management, discusses private debt opportunities in China
From Wanda Group to Walt Disney, China is filling up with theme parks. Investors see it as an opportunity to marry real estate development with the evolving consumption patterns
China is adjusting to a slower growth model driven by consumption rather than investment, but significant gains can still be made through productivity and innovation, industry participants told the AVCJ China Forum.
Lorna Chen, partner and head of the Asia asset management and investment funds practice at Shearman & Sterling, discusses China outbound investment
Restrictions on outbound investment have China’s investor community scrambling to adapt, but devising a proper response depends on future decisions from notoriously opaque regulatory agencies
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
Kim Yong Kook, head of Invest Korea, discusses key trends in the country's investment environment
Warburg Pincus believes it will invest at least $8 billion in India in the next decade as the country’s entrepreneurs continue to mature.
Controls on capital outflows imposed by Beijing and concerns about a more aggressive trade policy out of Washington mean Chinese investment in the US is unlikely to match 2016's highs, but this is not necessarily bad for Chinese PE investors
Large LPs want to reduce the number of PE managers in their portfolios and generate more value from the outperformers that remain. The GP-LP relationship is becoming closer and more complicated
Indian GPs are keen to highlight their proprietary deal-sourcing capabilities and operational credentials, but these claims are only meaningful if they have a demonstrative impact on performance, LPs told the AVCJ India Forum.
India’s demonetization policy, which has seen the most commonly used banknotes removed from circulation as part of efforts to combat counterfeiting and black money, will hurt private equity in the short term, but the longer-term outlook for the industry...
Based on current progress, Asia is unlikely to match the last year's fundraising, investment and exit totals in 2016. But the fundamentals that underpin most PE opportunities in the region are still there