Southeast Asia continues to be a challenging environment for new fund managers, but many GPs have found ways to market their products. Reaching LPs’ required standard of competence is...
Southeast Asia | 15 Jul 2015
The start-up scene in Southeast Asia is growing apace but making the most of the region's potential is as much about having cross-border capabilities as it is about targeting the right opportunities
Early stage | 15 Jul 2015
Asia-focused investment firm Rising Dragon Singapore has led a $15 million Series B round of funding for Fastacash, a Singapore-based social payments platform.
Southeast Asia | 14 Jul 2015 |
Indonesian online catering start-up BerryKitchen has raised a $1.25 million Series A round led by Sovereign's Capital, with participation by existing investor East Ventures.
Southeast Asia | 13 Jul 2015 |
Luxury goods conglomerate LVMH has acquired Luxola, a VC-backed beauty e-commerce start-up based in Singapore, for an undisclosed sum.
Consumer | 13 Jul 2015 |
Singapore-based online real estate portal PropertyGuru, which recently raised funds from TPG Capital, Emtek Group and Square Peg Capital, has bought sales and marketing platform ePropertyTrack.
Southeast Asia | 13 Jul 2015 |
Vietnamese food platform Foody has raised a Series B round from the investment arm of Singapore-based internet company Garena.
Southeast Asia | 08 Jul 2015 |
A mainstay of private equity in the US and Europe, it is hoped that corporate carve-outs will play a larger role in Asia. Success rests on innovative deal-sourcing and careful management of multiple stakeholders
Greater China | 08 Jul 2015
US early stage investor 500 Startups and Japanese gaming giant Gree have led an undisclosed Series C round investment in Indonesian game start-up Touchten Games.
Early stage | 07 Jul 2015 |
Nova Founders Capital and Caixa Capital have led a $3 million Series A round for Malaysia-based eyewear retailer GlassesGroupGlobal.
Southeast Asia | 07 Jul 2015 |
Ardent Capital has committed $2.5 million to Bizzy, an Indonesian provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce services.
Southeast Asia | 06 Jul 2015 |
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 |
Vietnam-focused GP PENM Partners has reached a first close of $120 million on its fourth fund. The vehicle has a full target of approximately $180 million.
Fundraising | 02 Jul 2015 |
Robert Petty, managing partner and co-founder at Clearwater Capital Partners, explains why a strong credit and special situations investment strategy in Asia often involves going against the grain
Distressed/Special Situations | 01 Jul 2015
Bain Capital has agreed to sell FCI Asia, which manufacturers connectors used in electronics, data storage and telecommunications, to US-headquartered industry peer Amphenol for $1.28 billion.
Exits | 30 Jun 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