Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC Private has upped its exposure to private equity alongside bonds and emerging market equities for the year ended March, 2014, according its annual report....
Southeast Asia | 05 Aug 2014 |
Digital Media Partners has led a $1.5 million Series A of investment for Thai fashion e-commerce start-up WearYouWant. IMG Investment Partners and Japanese e-marketing firm OPT SEA also took part in the round.
Early stage | 05 Aug 2014 |
When building the next Baidu or Facebook, finding the right team is as important as raising the next round of capital, if not more so. Early-stage investors can play an active role in the process.
People | 31 Jul 2014 |
Blackstone has made a commitment to invest up to $800 million in Malaysia-based oil and gas exploration and production start-up, Tamarind Energy, alongside management. The investment is being made via the GP's energy investment unit, Blackstone Energy...
Industrials | 31 Jul 2014 |
After more than a decade at CLSA Capital Partners, Josephine Price left to pursue an interest in sustainable investment. It led her to Myanmar, the region’s last frontier market, and Anthem Asia
Southeast Asia | 23 Jul 2014
The Philippines is the fifth-largest economy in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and has the second-largest population. GDP growth is among the fastest in Asia. But in terms of inbound and outbound commerce the country trails its comparable...
Southeast Asia | 23 Jul 2014
Australian GP Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) is set for its fourth full or partial exit in two months after Philippines food and beverage conglomerate Universal Robina (URC) agreed to buy Griffin’s Foods for approximately NZ$700 million ($608 million)...
Exits | 22 Jul 2014 |
Armstrong Asset Management has agreed to invest $22.5 million in a portfolio of Indonesia-based mini hydro-electric plants being developed by Inti Duta Energi, a subsidiary of Jakarta-listed construction company Nusa Konstruksi Enjiniring (NKE).
Cleantech | 22 Jul 2014 |
Southeast Asia’s emerging buyout opportunity represents a localization challenge for private equity firms as they try to distribute resources in order to maximize potential deal flow, industry participants told the AVCJ Singapore Forum.
Buyouts | 21 Jul 2014 |
Southeast Asia-focused GP Northstar Group has reached a first close of approximately $500 million on its fourth fund.
Fundraising | 18 Jul 2014 |
Venture capital investment opportunities in Southeast Asia increasingly lie beyond the traditional advertising-driven monetization model, industry participants told the AVCJ Singapore Forum.
Venture | 18 Jul 2014 |
Private equity investors are seeing more control deals in emerging Asian markets traditionally dominated by growth capital, which in turn gives LPs greater visibility as to GPs’ operational capabilities.
Buyouts | 17 Jul 2014 |
The IPO window remains open, especially in Australia; VCs continue to dominate China fundraising, but probably not for much longer; the Philippines stakes its claim as Southeast Asia’s emerging PE star.
Greater China | 16 Jul 2014 |
Singapore-based online grocery store RedMart has raised a $23 million Series B round led by gaming firm Garena, with participation from SoftBank Ventures, Visionnaire Ventures and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.
Southeast Asia | 16 Jul 2014 |
Indonesia Infrastructure Finance - a vehicle owned by the Indonesian government and several development finance institutions (DFIs) - has invested $12.5 million into a subsidiary of gas power plant developer Maxpower.
Expansion | 14 Jul 2014 |
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