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
Chinese corporates are becoming savvier in how they target overseas assets and engage in M&A activity, but preparation and sound advice are essential to deal execution and post-investment integration, industry participants told the China M&A Forum.
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Comprehensive adoption of responsible investment protocols in private equity is being driven by a handful of players within the global LP community. They must continue to establish industry best practice
InnoVen Capital has provided more than $20 million in venture debt across 15 deals for new and existing portfolio companies in India in the second quarter of the 2017 financial year.
Barry Chen, managing director at InterChina Consulting, discusses where investors get it right and wrong on M&A, whether they are foreign companies doing deals in China or Chinese players going overseas
Christopher Ailman, CIO of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), explains how his organization’s approach to ESG has evolved and what this means for portfolio managers
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