From China and India to Southeast Asia and Japan, private equity professionals give their perspectives on the year to come for fundraising, investments and exits
North Asia | 17 Dec 2014
Strong capital markets facilitate bumper exit activity; pan-regionals, venture capital dominate fundraising; China’s leads revival in growth capital investment, with Korea still buyout central
Investments | 17 Dec 2014 |
Victor Chu’s First Eastern Investment Group was among the first private equity firms to enter China. It has since carved a new niche based on Chinese outbound investment
Greater China | 10 Dec 2014
David Liu and Julian Wolhardt lead KKR’s Greater China private equity team, with Liu also serving as co-head of Asia private equity. They look back on a busy 12 months
Greater China | 10 Dec 2014
Jixun Foo, Shanghai-based managing partner at GGV Capital, recognizes concerns about heady tech valuations, but says they must be viewed in context
Venture | 10 Dec 2014
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said it will allow alternative investment funds (AIFs), to invest overseas.
South Asia | 10 Dec 2014 |
Indian GPs should stick more to their investment strategies and focus on pricing discipline rather than chasing opportunistic plays, LPs told the AVCJ Forum.
South Asia | 04 Dec 2014 |
Sky Solar Holdings, a Hong Kong-based independent power producer (IPP) backed by IDG-Accel China Capital, has raised $44.2 million through a US IPO after scaling back the size and pricing of the offering.
Cleantech | 17 Nov 2014 |
Silver Lake’s 2.2% stake in Alibaba Group is worth more than $6 billion at current market prices, but internal approval for the original investment in the Chinese e-commerce player in 2011 did not come easily.
Exits | 13 Nov 2014 |
Taiwan’s future success as a foreign investment – and a private equity – destination largely hinges on the future of its free trade relationships. But the territory must first manage its ties with mainland China
Regulation | 12 Nov 2014 |
Asian private equity has, by some accounts, failed to meet LP expectations in terms of risk-adjusted returns. With GPs under pressure to show they can be company builders, is specialization the inevitable end game?
Investments | 05 Nov 2014 |
Indian theme park operator Adlabs Entertainment has raised INR500 million ($8.18 million) in a pre-IPO round of investment from NYLIM Jacob Ballas India, a vehicle co-owned by New York Life Insurance Company and Jacob Ballas Capital.
South Asia | 28 Oct 2014 |
Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) has invested an undisclosed sum in AMTD, Hong Kong’s leading independent financial planner (IFA) and insurance broker.
Financials | 21 Oct 2014 |
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
4-6 March 2015, The Westin, Sydney
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The market is relatively optimistic as a new government that is viewed favourable to a balanced investment arena is introduced and we see an increase in deal activity. The hopes for a flourishing PE market amid the euphoria of 2012 has not yet been realised but the potential is still present and now may well be the time for the country to take off in its own right and increase its reputation as THE hot market in Southeast Asia.
24 March 2015, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta