Ratan Tata - chairman emeritus of Tata Sons, holding company for India conglomerate Tata Group - has joined Singapore-based early-stage investor Jungle Ventures as a special advisor.
People | 03 Jul 2015 |
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has appointed Shou Zi Chew, formerly a partner at DST Global, as its chief financial officer.
Greater China | 02 Jul 2015 |
China VC firm Qiming Venture Partners has promoted healthcare specialist William Hu to managing partner with immediate effect.
People | 02 Jul 2015 |
Rahul Yadav, the controversial CEO of VC-backed Indian property portal Housing.com, has been ousted from the company.
People | 02 Jul 2015 |
Manik Arora, founder and managing director of IDG Ventures India, will leave the venture capital firm.
People | 26 Jun 2015 |
Private equity is a people business - this is an oft-repeated phrase at AVCJ events and certainly one that continues to be relevant.
People | 24 Jun 2015
The Longreach Group made a name for itself acquiring non-core assets from Japanese corporates. Masamichi Yoshizawa, a partner with the North Asia-focused firm, expects more of these deals
North Asia | 17 Jun 2015
MLC Private Equity, which is part of National Australia Bank's wealth management division, will open an office in New York to cover investment opportunities in North America and Latin America.
People | 11 Jun 2015 |
Sandiaga Uno, one of the founding partners at Indonesia-focused GP Saratoga Capital, is scaling back his formal corporate roles with a view to launching a career in politics.
People | 05 Jun 2015 |
Having created the largest Asia-focused fund-of-funds as a division of Macquarie, Michael Lukin and his team spun out two years ago to form ROC Partners. Secondaries and co-investments are the areas of focus
Fund-of-funds | 03 Jun 2015
Zhichun Xie, executive director and president of Central Huijin Investment, a unit of China Investment Corporation (CIC), is leaving after one year with the firm.
Greater China | 02 Jun 2015 |
India and Southeast Asia-focused Everstone Capital has named Bhavna Thakur as its head of capital markets and exits.
People | 29 May 2015 |
As the nature of private equity in China has evolved, so have firms' needs in terms of operational talent. The challenge is finding - and then retaining - the right person for the job
People | 27 May 2015 |
Saratoga Capital is focusing on infrastructure opportunities in Indonesia with a particular emphasis on power and telecommunications, according to Sandiaga Uno, one of the firm’s founding partners.
Southeast Asia | 27 May 2015 |
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South Korea continues to solidify its position as a premier destination for Asian private equity and venture capital investments. In 2014, nearly US$11 billion was invested into South Korean companies with exits topping US$8 billion, the highest return figures in the last 10 years. It is easy to see why international and domestic GP's hold South Korea in high regard, being one of few Asian destinations where large leveraged buyouts are possible.
Venture capital is also gaining momentum as the Park Geun Hye-led government continues to advance on initiatives to promote innovation and foster SMEs. With capital inflows and creative input from local and international VCs, South Korea is living up to its reputation as a flourishing venture ecosystem as we witness the rise of angel consortia, accelerators, and local offices for established VC funds.
This intensive and highly focused event will provide front row seats into one of Asia's most vibrant private equity markets. Key players will share their views on private equity and venture capital in Korea, Asia and beyond.
15 September 2015, South Korea- Westin Chosun, Seoul
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
25-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo