The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, is considering a commitment of up to $20 million in the third India-focused vehicle of Lighthouse Funds.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has invested HK$1.9 billion ($248 million) in a Hong Kong-based warehousing joint venture with logistics operator Goodman Group.
LPs still find India an attractive market for investments, but fund managers must actively pursue them and make the case for their strategies.
Georg Wunderlin, CEO of HQ Capital, and David Pierce (pictured), the firm’s Asia head, discuss investor appetite for private equity, the popularity of separately managed accounts, and consolidation within the industry
Finding ways to implement environment, social and governance (ESG) policies and track performance with greater consistency has become a priority for some – but by no means all – Asian GPs
New Zealand Superannuation Fund has named Del Hart as head of external investments and partnerships.
Adams Street Partners has established an office in Seoul in an effort to expand access to clients and investment opportunities in the region.
The shift from blind pool funds to direct investments doesn’t reflect the preferences of all Indian family offices, but exposure to fast-growing technology start-ups is an increasingly powerful draw
Lewis Rutherfurd of Inter-Asia Venture Management, Brooks Zug of HarbourVest Partners, Dan Carroll of Brooklands Capital Strategies, and Piau-Voon Wang on how private equity got started in Asia
Family offices represent an attractive and flexible source of capital for private equity firms, but GPs could do more to ensure the opportunities they pitch are a good fit for their audience.
LPs are increasingly comfortable with adopting a range of strategies in Asia’s private equity community, industry participants told the AVCJ Forum.
Japan Post Bank’s has fully embraced the global remit of its recently launched private equity program, making commitments to funds around the world through fund-of-funds while considering direct investments in its home market.
LPs must engage GPs more carefully as they become increasingly active players in Asia’s rapidly evolving private equity space, industry participants told the AVCJ Forum.
Private equity investors are focusing on policy implementation, team culture and transparency as environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices become an increasingly pervasive aspect of GP-LP negotiations.
The focus for private equity firms in Asia has shifted from putting in place environment, social and governance (ESG) policies to implementing these policies across portfolios consistently and in ways that allow their impact to be measured.
Among the various events that have contributed to the development of private equity in Asia over the 30 years since AVCJ was established, three stand out as particular game changers
Brooks Zug, founder and senior managing director at HarbourVest Partners, was among the first institutional LPs to invest in Asian private equity. He spoke to AVCJ about the evolution of the industry
Piau-Voon Wang, who joined Chinese wealth manager Noah Holdings last year as co-CIO, will leave the firm at the end of this month.
LGT Capital Partners sees Asia as a misunderstood investment destination among Western LPs due to unfounded concerns about the risk of the region. Local connections are key to building a strong strategy
Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) will open an office in Singapore in January, adding to an Asia presence that already includes a base in Sydney.
Fiona Mackenzie (pictured), the head of external investments and partnerships at New Zealand Superannuation Fund, is leaving to join First NZ Capital (FNZC).
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has committed up to $500 million to Alpha Data Centre Fund (ADCF), a data center-focused PE fund managed by Singapore conglomerate Keppel Group.
Orchid Asia is targeting $900 million for its seventh fund and has won a $75 million commitment from Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS). It expects to do a first and final close in November.
Hartley Rogers, chairman of Hamilton Lane, discusses how the global fundraising boom reflects a larger private equity investment opportunity and why LPs are honing their approaches to the asset class