Skadden has appointed Geoffrey Chan, formerly head of the Asia private investment funds practice at Ropes & Gray, as partner and head of its Asia Pacific investment management practice.
The Carlyle Group has promoted Sunil Kaul (pictured), who leads buyout operations in Southeast Asia, from managing director to partner. His is one of 62 senior promotions announced by the firm, of which 15 are Asia-based professionals.
Hamilton Tang learned about Chinese business the hard way, setting up a cinema joint venture in the 1990s. Now he offers funding and expertise to domestic entrepreneurs as managing partner of SMC Capital
Korea Teachers’ Pension has appointed David Park, formerly CIO of Allianz Life Insurance Korea, as its new chief investment officer. His two-year term began on January 2.
HarbourVest Partners has promoted Hong Kong-based Kelvin Yap, who focuses on growth equity and buyout investments in Asia Pacific, to managing director.
What industry participants had to say at AVCJ events on issues ranging from value-add admidst economic volatility to China tech unicorns and raising capital from family offices
A selection of the transfers, promotions, arrivals and departures in the private equity community in 2016
Europe-Asia cross-border focused PE firm Mandarin Capital Partners has hired Inna Gehrt and Andrea Tuccio for its German and Italian offices, respectively.
Bala Naidu, an India-based managing director at Baring Private Equity Asia, has left the GP to start his own PE firm.
General Atlantic has promoted Mumbai-based Shantanu Rastogi and Hong Kong-based Erin Chang.
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) has promoted Jo Taylor to senior international managing director. He will also serve as interim head of Asia Pacific as Nicole Musicco, the current head, returns to Toronto to lead OTPP's public equities unit.
Chinese GP CITIC Private Equity has teamed up with Yale School of Management to provide customized management training courses to senior executives from its portfolio companies.
IFM Investors, an investment manager owned by 29 Australian superannuation funds, has opened an office in Hong Kong and been granted a license by the Securities & Futures Commission.
Actis has opened an office in Hong Kong that will primarily be used for investor relations and client services activities in Asia, including Australia and New Zealand. The firm already has bases in Beijing and Mumbai.
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.
PE investors must focus on speed and forward planning when implementing strategies across team building, operational improvements and crisis management, industry participants told the AVCJ Forum in Hong Kong.
ShoreVest Capital Partners is bidding on its first Chinese non-performing loan (NPL) portfolios since the core team members departed Shoreline Capital.
Shaw Kwei & Partners has appointed Peter Ko as managing director in the firm’s Hong Kong office and David Hudson as senior advisor in New York.
Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) CEO Joe Stevens and Bert Kwan, who was responsible for investment activity in Southeast Asia, have both left the firm. This leaves Nainesh Jaisingh in sole charge of the bank’s PE unit.
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.
Vincent Ip, a Hong Kong-based partner with Ropes & Gray’s private investment funds group, has been promoted to partner.
Kuo-Chan Kung, partner and head of Greater China at MBK Partners – and a member of the original team that spun out from The Carlyle Group in 2005 – is leaving the firm.
The chairman of Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), Brian Wilson, has delayed taking up an advisory role with The Carlyle Group until his term with the regulator ends.
The Rohatyn Group (TRG), a global emerging markets asset management firm, has opened an office in South Korea.