A selection of the transfers, promotions, arrivals and departures in the private equity community in 2014
People | 17 Dec 2014 |
Rabo Equity Partners is in the process of raising its second India agribusiness fund. Rajesh Srivastava, a managing director at the firm, offers his views on the tailwinds and headwinds driving the sector
South Asia | 10 Dec 2014
Tommy Yip, partner and head of North Asia at Emerald Hill Capital Partners, has resigned from his position. He is expected to form a new China-focused fund-of-funds.
People | 26 Nov 2014 |
Everstone Capital is currently raising its third fund, which will target India and Southeast Asia. Atul Kapur, the firm’s co-founder and managing partner, looks back on existing investments and offers insight into future ones
People | 26 Nov 2014
Cyrus Driver has been named head of Asian private equity at Partners Group, replacing Andreas Baumann who has relocated to the US to head up the company’s business in the Americas.
People | 24 Nov 2014 |
Adam Furber, a Hong Kong-based member of Simpson Thacher’s private funds practice, has been elected to partner. He was previously counsel at the firm.
People | 21 Nov 2014 |
Coller Capital partner Hiro Mizuno has been named CIO of Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF). His appointment comes as the fund prepares to boost its exposure to alternative assets.
People | 20 Nov 2014 |
Joseph Skrzynski, one of the founding partners of CHAMP Private Equity, began his career before the asset class properly existed in Australia. He has played a pioneering role in its development
Australasia | 19 Nov 2014
KKR has bulked up its operations capabilities in Australia with the addition of Matthew Claughton as a director with Capstone. He will be based in Sydney.
People | 17 Nov 2014 |
Auda International has appointed Eunseok So, formerly of FLAG Squadron Asia, as a senior vice president in its Hong Kong office.
People | 14 Nov 2014 |
Hemal Mirani, head of Asia investor relations at CVC Capital Partners, will join HarbourVest Partners as a managing director. She previously spent over 11 years at HarbourVest before leaving in 2009 for the role at CVC.
People | 13 Nov 2014 |
Andrew Kuo has spent two decades working on China deals, first as a banker and then as an investor with H&Q Asia Pacific and The Blackstone Group. He formed Zoyi Capital to focus on the China-Taiwan angle
People | 12 Nov 2014
As the Asia's PE market matures, the winners and losers will be defined by those who not only leverage their local presence, but also retain the necessary talent, say industry participants.
GPs | 11 Nov 2014 |
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) has appointed Dan Kiang as Hong Kong-based director of relationship investing, including the group’s recent commitment to Sinopec Marketing as part of a PE consortium.
People | 11 Nov 2014 |
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
4-6 March 2015, The Westin, Sydney
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The market is relatively optimistic as a new government that is viewed favourable to a balanced investment arena is introduced and we see an increase in deal activity. The hopes for a flourishing PE market amid the euphoria of 2012 has not yet been realised but the potential is still present and now may well be the time for the country to take off in its own right and increase its reputation as THE hot market in Southeast Asia.
24 March 2015, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta