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 |
Joe Bae, who moved to Hong Kong 10 years ago to set up KKR’s Asia business, will return to the US in the summer. He will continue to lead the firm’s regional operations as managing partner of KKR Asia.
People | 22 May 2015 |
Indian financial services group Edelweiss has appointed Pranav Parikh to lead its private equity, seed and venture capital funds business.
South Asia | 22 May 2015 |
Hony Capital CEO John Zhao expects to see more control opportunities arising from domestic succession planning, cross-border expansion and restructuring. He explains how his firm is preparing the ground
Buyouts | 20 May 2015
Navis Capital Partners has appointed Hugh Dyus, who until last year was head of Asia private equity at Macquarie Funds Management, as a partner based in Hong Kong.
People | 18 May 2015 |
Rahul Yadav, the controversial CEO of VC-backed Indian property listing platform Housing.com, has said he will transfer all his shares in the company to its employees.
South Asia | 14 May 2015 |
Kent Chen, a former manager at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), has been appointed managing director at Neuberger Berman and head of the firm's Asia Pacific private equity efforts.
Greater China | 14 May 2015 |
Unison Capital is in the process of raising its fourth Japan-focused fund. Tatsuo Kawasaki, a partner at the firm, discusses how government policy and market dynamics might impact its deployment
People | 12 May 2015
SoftBank Corp. has named Nikesh Arora - CEO of SoftBank investment unit SoftBank Internet & Media Inc.(SIMI) - as the Japanese telecom and internet conglomerate's new president and COO.
North Asia | 12 May 2015 |
Rahul Yadav, the CEO of Indian property listing platform Housing.com has withdrawn his resignation from the start-up and issued an apology to its VC investors - which include SoftBank - after a very public spat.
South Asia | 07 May 2015 |
CVC Capital Partners has boosted its Japan team with two hires from domestic GP Advantage Partners. Atsushi Akaike and Yukinori Sugiyama have joined as partner and senior managing director, respectively.
People | 05 May 2015 |
Rebright Partners - an early-stage investor backed by a consortium of Japanese internet companies - has formed a JPY2.4 billion ($20 million) fund to invest technology start-ups in India.
North Asia | 28 Apr 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