Singapore-based Jungle Ventures has reached a final close of $100 million on its second fund, which will target Southeast Asian technology start-ups.
Australia’s QIC has reached an agreement with Ping An Asset Management (PAAMC), the asset management arm of Ping An Insurance, which will allow the Chinese group to tap into QIC’s experience in alternatives.
Indian IT and business consulting firm Infosys has made a INR31.6 million ($4.6 million) LP commitment to the debut fund of Stellaris Venture Partners, a spin-out from Helion Venture Partners.
When Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund developed a private equity program, it was able to learn from the experiences of others and focused on building deep relationships with a select group of managers
Singapore’s GIC Private has promoted Chow-Kiat Lim, currently its group chief investment officer, to the post of CEO, replacing Siong-Guan Lim, who will retire.
Two Chinese media players – sector specialist PE firm CMC Capital Partners and entertainment content provider Enlight Media – are among the first group of LPs in a virtual reality (VR) fund raised by IMAX Corporation and its Hong Kong-listed Chinese...
Family offices investing in Asia are improving their understanding of private equity and bringing increasingly sophisticated approaches to the asset class, industry professionals told the AVCJ Forum.
Malaysia’s Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) and Australia-based QIC differ markedly in terms of the maturity of their PE programs, but there is a common interest in establishing close ties to a limited number of GPs and pursuing co-investment.
Sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corporation (CIC) plans to accelerate the pace of its overseas direct investments, with a view to supporting Chinese economic modernization.
Asia is increasingly a target for private equity firms on the fundraising trail, but the region’s LP base can be difficult to penetrate, with huge variations in size, appetite and sophistication
Still at an early stage of its development, China’s LP community has minimal exposure to offshore private equity. Institutions with big checkbooks aren’t necessarily the fastest movers
Japan Post Bank, which has $2 trillion in assets, launched its alternatives division earlier this year. Tokihiko Shimizu, head of private markets investment, discusses where and how the group is likely to invest
Asian GPs face increased scrutiny on succession planning as LPs seek to distinguish franchises that are sustainable from those that are not. For some founders, sharing economics and power isn’t easy
The International Financial Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, has proposed a $2 million investment in Jungle Ventures' Southeast Asia-focused seed fund.
Private equity – and in particular venture capital and growth equity – is “more important now than it has ever been” to Future Fund’s overall portfolio, the Australian sovereign wealth fund said in its annual report.
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), a sovereign wealth fund of the government of Abu Dhabi, has announced plans to open an office in Hong Kong.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, has proposed a $100 million investment in Actis Capital's latest emerging markets energy fund.
Yar-Ping Soo, Asia head at fund-of-funds Adams Street Partners, sees plenty of space for growth in the region's PE markets and is looking for up-and-coming managers that can tap into it
IMM Private Equity has closed its third Korea-focused fund at approximately KRW1.25 trillion ($1.15 billion), having seen an uptick in foreign investor participation compared to the previous vehicle.
South Korea’s Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA) has allocated $120 million to US mezzanine funds managed by Crescent Capital Group, Falcon Investment Advisors and GoldPoint Partners.
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
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has agreed to invest up to $700 million in Edelweiss Group for investments in private debt in India.
Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) has committed up to JPY10.4 billion ($102.6 million) to funds managed by domestic VC firms MedVenture Partners and Universal Materials Incubator.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has signed an agreement with China’s National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC) to provide assistance to policymakers as they address the challenges presented by an aging population.