TPG Capital has appointed Zubin Irani, previously of United Technologies Corporation (UTC), as a managing director within its Asia Pacific operations group.
People | 23 Mar 2015 |
Hong Kong-based seed investor Nest has appointed Peter Dingle, formerly of Intel Corporation, to lead its newly-established Branded Accelerators program.
People | 18 Mar 2015 |
Despite initial local skepticism and competition from global rivals, Tokopedia has become Indonesia’s leading online marketplace, securing $100 million from SoftBank and Sequoia Capital last year. CEO William Tanuwijaya charts the journey
Technology | 18 Mar 2015
China International Capital Corporation (CICC) has appointed Mingjian Bi, formerly investment banking chief in CICC and a partner at Hopu Investment Management, as its new CEO.
Greater China | 17 Mar 2015 |
Mahesh Parasuraman, managing director with the Carlyle Group in India, is said to be leaving the firm to launch a fund with Sunil Vasudevan, a former partner with India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA).
South Asia | 17 Mar 2015 |
Women occupy 14.5% of senior roles at private equity firms in Asia, up from 11.8% in 2014, and a higher proportion than any other major market globally.
People | 11 Mar 2015 |
Chinese GPs that made their names with renminbi-denominated funds and then sought to launch US dollar vehicles are finding it harder than they expected to win over international LPs, according to Lorna Chen, a partner with law firm Shearman & Sterling.
People | 10 Mar 2015 |
Markus Ableitinger has resigned from his position of managing director and co-head of Asia Pacific investment management at Capital Dynamics after more than 10 years with the firm.
People | 06 Mar 2015 |
Koichi Saito, a former partner at Japanese venture capital firm IMJ Investment Partners, has launched his own VC outfit - KK Fund.
Early stage | 05 Mar 2015 |
Over five years spent investing in Asian private equity, Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (Arizona PSPRS) has gradually moved from a pan-regional to a country-focused approach.
People | 04 Mar 2015
Justin Reizes, head of KKR Australia, has retired after spending more than 15 years with the company, leading some of the GP's biggest deals in both Australia and New Zealand.
Australasia | 02 Mar 2015 |
Unitas Capital's Eugene Suh and Jay Lee will spin out to raise a Korea-focused fund. They will take the four-person Seoul-based team with them.
People | 16 Feb 2015 |
Growth in the Asian private equity industry has led to higher pay expectations among industry participants, with 64% of professionals anticipating an increase in their 2015 base salary compared with 2014, a new report claims.
People | 16 Feb 2015 |
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
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.
245-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo