China Venture Capital Fund, a VC vehicle backed by the Chinese government, and ChinaEquity Group have jointly led a RMB670 million ($101 million) round for 3D Medicines, which focuses on personalized diagnostics and treatment for cancer.
US-based mobile marketing platform AppLovin has terminated a planned $1.4 billion acquisition by Orient Hontai Capital, a PE unit of China’s Orient Securities, after a long delay in the regulatory approval process. It has opted for a debt-based deal...
Mutual fund managers are expected to be among the first beneficiaries of moves by the Taiwan government to cultivate a domestic PE ecosystem. Industry participants are optimistic, but they must be patient
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.
As governments worldwide examine their policy commitments to sustainable development, private investors can play a pivotal role in their strategies, industry participants told the AVCJ ESG Forum.
Investors see growing opportunity in Asian credit, but the region has proven difficult for foreign managers to address. Local expertise, particularly in emerging markets, can unlock the best returns
One of the founders of Canyon Bridge Capital Partners – a private equity firm backed by Chinese LPs that was blocked from buying US-based Lattice Semiconductor earlier this year – has been charged with insider trading.
Singapore has dropped the requirement that venture capital managers must have at least five years of experience to qualify for local registration as part of wider reforms intended to attract more investors to the country.
Chinese outbound M&A is stigmatized at the moment due to concerns about regulatory barriers both foreign and domestic, but buyers and sellers can reach mutually beneficial compromises
While the Cayman Islands remains the go-to jurisdiction for PE firms seeking a domicile for Asia-focused funds, investor demand and regulatory remit mean structures are now more carefully considered
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