A couple of high-profile rejections of Chinese deals overshadow the fact that most foreign investments in the country receive approval. Prospective buyers are advised to engage with interested parties from the outset
The Philippines was praised for its political stability as investor wariness around President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on drugs became a recurring talking point at the AVCJ Philippines Forum.
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the US has a huge a backlog of applications to process and a staffing shortage. Potential buyers have little choice but to be patient
Yun Zhou, a partner with Chinese law firm Zhong Lun, discusses the effects of Chinese government guidelines on outbound investment in terms of who will be doing these deals, and how
Following the issuance of regulatory guidance, the aggression and opportunism that once characterized corporate China’s approach to overseas M&A will be replaced by moderation and consideration
Cathay Securities Investment Trust, Taiwan’s largest asset management business, is set to become the first local fund house to establish its own private equity unit.
South Korea has initiated a ban on fundraising exercises known as initial coin offerings (ICO) which involve the unregulated sale of cryptographic tokens.
Outside school care providers Camp Australia and Junior Adventures Group (JAG), which are owned by Bain Capital Private Equity and Advent Partners, respectively, have abandoned plans to merge.
Canyon Bridge Capital Partners – a private equity firm backed by Chinese LPs that was recently blocked from buying US-based Lattice Semiconductor – has agreed to acquire Imagination Technologies, a chipmaker headquartered in the UK.
Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical has altered the terms of its acquisition of a majority stake in India-based Gland Pharma – a deal that will facilitate an exit for KKR – as part of a long-running battle to win regulatory approval.
US President Donald Trump has vetoed the sale of US-based chip maker Lattice Semiconductor to Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, a private equity firm backed by Chinese LPs, citing national security concerns.
Start-up fundraisings via the sale of cryptographic tokens, also known as initial coin offerings (ICO), are set to experience elevated legal enforcement risk in Asia following regulatory pressure in China and Hong Kong.
Changes to China's overseas M&A guidance could mean changes for investors in the country seeking to purchase foreign assets
Korea’s financial technology sector is affording start-ups disruption opportunities based on an outdated infrastructure environment. Early movers are experimenting with a number of business models
Korean securities firms are building PE teams with a view to raising capital from third-party investors. There is government support for these efforts, but independent GPs aren’t worried about increased competition
Platinum Equity’s acquisition of OfficeMax in Australia and New Zealand – which came shortly after the GP agreed to buy the regional operations of Staples – has been flagged by Australian regulators due to concerns that it could lessen competition...
Australia’s competition regulator has expressed concerns about the merger of outside school care providers Camp Australia and Junior Adventures Group (JAG), both of which are private equity-owned.
While India’s new goods and services tax regime has caused temporary dislocation, private equity players are confident that their portfolio companies are set for long-term success
The Financial Services Development Council has criticized Hong Kong's tax exemption for offshore PE funds - and with good reason. It remains to be seen if regulators have the will to respond the group's proposals
Hong Kong’s tax exemption for offshore private equity funds – introduced with a view to encouraging managers to expand their presence in the territory – has failed to deliver, according to the advisory body that made detailed proposals as to how...
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
With private equity executives playing an unprecedented role in the Trump administration, the advantages that PE can bring to government – and vice versa – has come into the spotlight
Hong Kong wants to reinvest itself as a destination for Chinese technology listings with a new board that would be open to companies that are pre-profit and have dual-class share structures. Will it fly?
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