Ashish Shastry, managing partner at Indonesia-focused Northstar Group, has agreed to join KKR. He will start work later in the year as head of Southeast Asia, succeeding Ming Lu, who was promoted to co-head of Asia private equity in 2015, according to...
TPG Capital has appointed Sanghoon Lee, formerly a managing director with Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA), as a partner to lead the firm’s investments in South Korea.
Jaganath Swamy, a vice-president at HarbourVest Partners, has left the firm to join Good Parents, a health and wellness-focused start-up based in San Francisco and Hong Kong.
Mark Sowerby, founder and managing director of Australia-based Blue Sky Alternative Investments, will retire from the firm.
Blackbird Ventures’ Rick Baker sees his unplanned career path as essential to helping build the strengths needed to help revive Australia’s venture capital scene
Vietnam-focused Mekong Capital has announced the second investment from its latest fund – cold chain logistics provider ABA Corporation – and also promoted Thanh Giang Vu Pham and Truong Dieu Le to partner. It now has four partners in total.
L Capital Asia – a private equity arm of French luxury goods giant LVMH – has appointed Louis Vuitton Australia CEO Philip Corne as its executive chairman in Australia.
Eight Roads Ventures has appointed former SBCVC investment partner Joe Chang as a partner on its China team.
Rocket Internet has played a major role in developing Southeast Asia’s e-commerce sector, but industry players say the firm’s most lasting effect will likely be the large talent pool that it is creating in the region
Japanese GP J-Star has promoted Yuki Kashiyama, an investment professional in the operating team, and Tomoko Ando, who works in the administration team, to partners.
Vishal Bakshi, a managing director at Goldman Sachs in India, has left the firm to found his own private equity firm Avatar Growth Capital Partners.
Intel Capital has named Anthony Lin, who has been with parent company Intel Corp’s M&A team since 2008, as managing director and head of Asia.
Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank has named a successor to COO and President Nikesh Arora, who stepped down earlier this week.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has named Suyi Kim and Deborah Orida as managing director, head of Asia and managing director, head of private equity Asia, respectively.
Australia’s IFM Investors is aiming to enhance its PE business with the appointment of former CHAMP Ventures co-head Stuart Wardman-Browne as executive director of the investment group’s private capital team.
Nikesh Arora, the president and COO of Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank and the presumptive successor of CEO Masayoshi Son, will step down from his positions at the company.
The Carlyle Group has hired Jesse Wu, the former chairman of Johnson & Johnson China, as a senior advisor to the firm’s Asia buyout team.
The Carlyle Group has promoted David Bluff to managing director and head of its buyout team in Australia and New Zealand. He was previously a director with the firm.
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) has named Shin-Woo Kang, most recently CEO of Hanwa Asset Management, as its new CIO. He replaces Heung-Sik Choo, who stepped down in February after less than two years in the job.
Roger Wu, a partner at Maison Capital – an early mover in China’s renminbi fund space – explains the firm’s systematic approach to identifying investment trends before of the competition, and valuations, heat up
Ron Cao, co-founder and managing director of Lightspeed China Partners, is preparing to set up his own venture capital firm called Yunjiu Capital.
General Atlantic has recruited Eric Zhang, formerly of The Carlyle Group, as managing director and head of China. He will lead the firm’s investments in growth Chinese companies.
Bruno Bézard, previously the head of France's Treasury Department, will join Cathay Capital and help the Sino-French PE firm launch a new fund.
Mark Machin, head of international and Asia president at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), will become the pension fund’s next global president and CEO. The appointment comes as CPPIB’s annual report indicates a continued ramp up in its...