One Belt One Road aims to recast two continents’ worth of disconnected developing markets as a global economic nucleus. It is a geopolitical watershed with deep and complex investment potential
China-based logistics operator ZTO Express has filed for an IPO in the US. Sequoia Capital and Warburg Pincus are the most significant private equity backers with stakes of 7.2% and 6.1%, respectively.
Siguler Guff faced two particular challenges when raising its third BRIC opportunities fund: one foreseen and well prepared for; the other more out of leftfield.
Tethys Petroleum, a Central Asia and Caspian region-focused oil and gas producer, has agreed to sell half of its Kazakhstan oil and gas assets to Sino Oil and Gas Investment (SinoHan), a subsidiary owned by Beijing-based HanHong Private Equity Group.
International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, has increased its stake in Mongolia's TenGer Financial Group (TFG) to 19% for an undisclosed amount.
Japanese financial services group Orix Corp. has agreed to buy a 16% stake in Mongolia financial group TenGer Financial Group (TFG) for approximately $24 million
Kazakhstan’s sovereign wealth fund, Samruk-Kazyna, has bought a 29% stake in Kazzinc, a domestic zinc producer controlled by Glencore.
Japan's Orix Corporation will invest in Mongolia Opportunities Fund I, reputedly the country's first ever private equity vehicle. Orix aims to use the fund, established by Mongolia Opportunities Partners, to make its own first investments in country.
William Shen, Head of Greater China for Headland Capital Partners, speaks to AVCJ about working on Asia’s most exciting IPO of the year.
Sandeep Singhal, co-founder of Nexus Venture Partners, discusses job satisfaction, the secrets of his venture firm’s success and the outlook for India’s early-stage sector.
UNITAS CAPITAL’S BUYOUT OF DUTCH cylinder-maker Hyva earlier this year was a landmark private equity deal in that it was the first in Asia to be backed by a high-yield bond. Not only did the company’s $375 million bond issue set a precedent for other...
Post-closing claims against PE firms have shot up since the global financial crisis, causing cash to be held back from exits and IRRs to suffer. What does it mean for Asia?
Global private equity majors including KKR, Bain Capital and TPG say that now is the time to raise Asian megafunds, but for Baring Private Equity, which closed its $2.4 billion fifth vehicle in just six months earlier this year, it’s good to get in...
“It's been quite a year,” Peter Wiggs reflected as he collected the prize for Private Equity Professional of the Year at the 2011 Asian Private Equity & Venture Capital Awards.
Investment management firm Neuberger Berman Group has raised $720 million for its private equity fund-of-funds, NB Crossroads 2010.
Serasi Capital’s Veronica John has set up businesses in some of the world’s most challenging environments. She feels well-equipped to launch a private equity fund of her own.
The Mongolia Opportunities Fund is looking to make its first investment by the end of October. Batsaihan B. Jamichoi, the former Uniqlo executive who started the fund, told Bloomberg that he is targeting infrastructure and service provider in the mining...
China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) has formed a strategic partnership with Kerogen Capital, which is raising a $1.5 billion private equity fund that will target energy investments in Asia.
Private equity has invested more than $100 million in India’s food service industry in the first half of 2011, the Franchise India and Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced.
The carlyle Group's purchase of a 55% stake in Emerging Sovereign Group (ESG) is its second acquisition in the asset management space within seven months and a clear indication of how the private equity wants to develop its business.
SWF China Investment Corporation (CIC) has reportedly teamed with Hong Kong-listed investment firm OP Financial Investments to invest in Kazakhstan.
Johann Bastin, CEO of CIMB Standard Strategic Asset Advisors, speaks about the role of CIMB Standard as a shariah-compliant fund.
Just a few months ago, it seemed that emerging markets could do no wrong.