China shores up Asia investment activity, driven by tech-related deals; robust VC fundraising in China, Southeast Asia masks weak region-wide activity; volatility prolongs the exits downturn
Varun Beverages, a major drinks manufacturer and bottler for PepsiCo in South Asia backed by several PE investors, has filed for an IPO.
India's government will allow unlimited foreign direct investment (FDI) in a wide range of sectors, including online grocery.
Global sovereign wealth funds have continued to cut their investments in bonds and increase their allocations to alternative asset classes, including private equity, infrastructure and real estate, according to a new survey.
Following the announcement of L Capital's merger with Catterton, Ravi Thakran, managing partner and chairman of L Capital Asia, discusses the implications of the deal and shares his views on the investment climate
Singapore-based satellite services and space technology company Astroscale has secured up to $35 million in funding from VC investors including Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) and Jafco.
Prologis, a global real estate investment trust (REIT), has announced an increase of $882 million in the equity commitment to the Prologis China Logistics Venture.
China Merchants Bank (CMB) has agreed to invest in Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Kuaidi, and to create a strategic partnership with the company as well.
With private equity’s traditional training tools coming under increased scrutiny, some are calling for standardized qualifications - before outside forces take matters out of the industry’s hands.
Indian classifieds site Quikr has bought property search website CommonFloor for an undisclosed amount. Both companies have received VC funding.
Moxy and Bilna, two VC-backed Southeast Asia e-commerce sites focused on female customers, have agreed to merge.
Affiliated Managers Group (AMG), a US-based global asset management company, has acquired a 15% stake in Baring Private Equity Asia for an undisclosed sum.
Jonathan Lavine, managing partner at Sankaty Advisors, explains the firm’s strategy in Asia and globally. The following is taken from an interview for AVCJ TV conducted in the summer of 2015
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Goodman Group have committed another $1.25 billion to their China logistics joint venture. The JV will also buy nine projects from Goodman with an end build-out value of more than $650 million.
Australian actor Hugh Jackman has invested in bootmaker R.M. Williams, alongside majority shareholder L Capital Asia.
A group of top-level LPs of varying sizes came together at this year’s AVCJ Forum to discuss what they want from co-investment, how they prefer to participate, and ensuring alignment of interest with GPs
As founder and chairman of H&Q Asia Pacific, Ta-Lin Hsu has played a key role in the development of private equity in Asia. He continues to look for ways to spread innovation
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Temasek Holdings have participated in a RMB45.1 billion ($7.5 billion) pre-IPO funding round for The Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC)
M.K. Sinha, CEO of IDFC Alternatives, explains how the firm has been focusing on private equity exits, gradual accumulation of assets in infrastructure, and opportunistic openings in real estate
The law firms, corporate service providers and accountants responsible for the offshore structures that underpin most private equity funds and transactions expect costs to rise as tighter regulations take hold.
PremjiInvest - the family office of Wipro Enterprises chairman Azim Premji - and Singapore's Temasek Holdings have agreed to pay INR19.5 billion ($296 million) for a 6% stake in the life insurance unit of ICICI Bank.
CarTrade, an Indian online used car portal backed by Warburg Pincus and Tiger Global Management, has bought a majority stake in online automotive sales platform CarWale from its owner, German media conglomerate Axel Springer.
Chinese food and beverage manufacturer Dali Foods Group, which is backed by CDH Investments, has launched a Hong Kong IPO with a target of HK$10.4 billion ($1.3 billion).
LPs that pursue co-investment opportunities alongside their portfolio GPs can build a stronger relationship with the managers, LPs told the AVCJ Forum.