All PE investors want downside protection in China, but they prefer to use it as leverage in amicable negotiations rather than pursue full enforcement. Knowing the entrepreneur and the business...
Investments | 01 Oct 2014 |
Korea Investment Corporation’s (KIC) private equity investments more than doubled in size to $2.6 billion over the course of 2013 as total assets increased 27% year-on-year to reach $72 billion.
Performance | 25 Sep 2014 |
Southeast Asia-focused e-commerce investor Ardent Capital has received $12.5 million in funding led by Indonesian conglomerate Sinarmas. Existing backers also participated.
Early stage | 23 Sep 2014 |
“The chairman just threatened to have me killed.” Delivered in a panicked voice, the statement brought proceedings to a standstill. As it happened, the meeting had been convened to share the news of my imminent departure with staff. But my bombshell...
Regulation | 17 Sep 2014
Part of Ekuinas' mandate is to foster the development of a domestic private equity industry in Malaysia. Dato' Abdul Rahman Ahmad, CEO of the government-supported fund, explains its approach
Southeast Asia | 11 Sep 2014
Investors in private equity funds are often preoccupied by analysis of potential growth trends and neglect close due diligence of a GP’s ability to generate value over a sustained period of time, industry participants told the AVCJ Korea Forum.
LPs | 11 Sep 2014 |
NVC Lighting, a Chinese lightning products manufacturer backed by SAIF Partners and Goldman Sachs, has once again run into corporate governance problems as its founder and CEO refused to accept a board resolution that he step down.
Greater China | 22 Aug 2014 |
Warburg Pincus and a subsidiary of Chinese steel producer Shanghai Baosteel Group have agreed to buy industrial gas assets from Henan Jinkai Chemical Investment Holding for RMB3 billion ($488 million).
Industrials | 20 Aug 2014 |
Private equity is expected to play a significant role in India's infrastructure development, but regulatory constraints and disappointing returns are a turn-off for investors. Reform is required
South Asia | 20 Aug 2014 |
The Philippines is the fifth-largest economy in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and has the second-largest population. GDP growth is among the fastest in Asia. But in terms of inbound and outbound commerce the country trails its comparable...
Southeast Asia | 23 Jul 2014
Ambitions of building scale underpin many private equity investments in Southeast Asia. It is remarkable – although perhaps unsurprising – how few have succeeded. So far, at least.
Southeast Asia | 09 Jul 2014
Temasek Holdings’ exposure to unlisted assets reached a record high as the state-controlled Singaporean fund made S$24 billion ($19.3 billion) in new investments for the year ended March 2014, the most in six years.
Southeast Asia | 09 Jul 2014 |
Warburg Pincus has agreed to buy HK$77.5 million worth of shares in Chinese property developer Jinmao Investments’ Hong Kong IPO, which is targeting up to HK$3.39 billion ($437 million).
Real estate | 23 Jun 2014 |
Chinese recruitment website Zhaopin is trading at around a 17% premium to its IPO price after raising $75.7 million through a US offering and receiving a parallel investment from Apax Partners.
Investments | 17 Jun 2014 |
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For 27 years, the AVCJ Forum has brought together leading investors from across the globe for three days of high-level dialogue, debate and networking. In a programme that combines strategic and tactical issues, you'll hear from some of the world's most successful deal makers as they share their insights on the opportunities for private equity investors going forward.
11-13 November 2014, Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong
With the empathic and historic victory of Narendra Modi at the recent elections in India, the market confidence has improved significantly. Until recently, India was mentioned in financial markets only in a negative light given the enormous potential and lack of delivery. Difficulties in exiting, arbitrary taxation and poor governance are just some of the chronic problems deterring investors.
Discover what repercussions the latest political developments will have on the private equity industry, the outlook for the next wave of fundraising, where GPs expect to source exits and the best way forward for existing and potential investors.
2-3 December 2014, Taj Lands End Hotel, Mumbai