The floods that devastated Thailand in the second half of 2011 were the country’s worst in 50 years, with the World Bank putting the economic damages at $45.7 billion. Bangkok came under threat in mid-October with outer areas most severely hit. The...
Exits | 20 Nov 2013 |
CDC Group, the UK government’s development finance arm, has announced a $200 million commitment to IDFC Alternatives’ India Infrastructure Fund 2 (IIF2), its largest ever to an Indian investment fund.
South Asia | 18 Nov 2013 |
CDC Group will invest up to $25 million in Green Infra, an independent renewable power producer backed by IDFC Alternatives. The GP will add another $23.89 million as part of a $125 million financing round.
South Asia | 18 Nov 2013 |
CapAsia and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ have sold their minority stake in Thailand’s Don Muang Tollway (DMT) for $132 million to a newly announced joint venture between Hong Kong-based First Pacific and Philippines infrastructure developer Metro Pacific...
Infrastructure | 18 Nov 2013 |
Pelaburan Mara, the investment and asset management arm of the Malaysian government’s Majlis Amanah Rakyat agency, plans to launch a MYR300 million ($94.9 million) private equity infrastructure fund early next year to invest in the social infrastructure...
Southeast Asia | 01 Nov 2013 |
General Atlantic (GA) and India Equity Partners (IEP) are pursuing legal action against their portfolio company Fourcee Infrastructure Equipments, accusing executives of “extensive forgery and willful deceit.”
South Asia | 07 Oct 2013 |
Japanese private equity firm Ant Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a 30.4% stake in Japan-listed construction software developer Kozo Keikaku Engineering from existing shareholders for JPY1.15 billion ($11 million).
North Asia | 26 Sep 2013 |
Cheniere Energy Partners (CEP) - a subsidiary of Cheniere Energy, a US liquefied natural gas (LNG) company backed by Hong Kong's RRJ Capital and Blackstone credit arm GSO Capital - hopes to raise as much as $690million through an IPO on the New York Stock...
North America | 25 Sep 2013 |
Andrew Yee, global head of infrastructure at Standard Chartered Bank's principal finance division, gives his views on investment opportunities across Asia, where private equity must work in and around large corporates
Southeast Asia | 25 Sep 2013
There is substantial demand for infrastructure investment in Indonesia and plenty of opportunities to participate, yet progress is slow. Does the does the sector still hold promise for private equity?
Southeast Asia | 25 Sep 2013 |
PE-backed companies have carved out a sizable share of India's nascent renewable power production sector, particularly in the wind space. The quickest to scale up will gain a competitive advantage
South Asia | 25 Sep 2013 |
It is difficult to tell whether Asia is at the beginning of a real assets story or negotiating a transition phase somewhere around the middle. "Real assets" is such an all-encompassing term, taking in everything from forestry to energy to real estate,...
Real estate | 25 Sep 2013
AMP Capital has reached a first close of more than $300 million on its latest infrastructure debt fund. The vehicle has a full target of around $1 billion, roughly twice the size of its predecessor, which closed to new investors in June of last year....
Fundraising | 28 Aug 2013 |
American Capital Energy & Infrastructure (E&I), an affiliate of NASDAQ-listed private equity firm American Capital, has appointed Abhay Pande as managing director for Asia. He was formerly co-head of energy global banking in the region for Citigroup....
People | 14 Aug 2013 |
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India's private equity industry is in a state of transition, and only funds that are nimble on their feet and adaptive will ultimately survive. Find out what you need to navigate India's changing landscape at the 14th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture India Forum on 5-6 December. Last year's Forum was attended by more than 250 top executives coming from 15 different countries and territories around the globe. Over 50 LPs joined the event, including dozens of foreign investors looking to increase their allocations to India or to invest in the country for the very first time. The conference featured in-depth analysis about India's private equity industry with sessions that covered topics ranging from confronting the difficult exit and fundraising environment, to understanding regulatory changes, to predicting where the industry will likely be in 2015.
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After a decade-long mining boom the economy is experiencing a loss of momentum and the resulting deal flow reduction and lack of value in the market means GPs are chasing many of the same acquisition targets. That said, the exit market is recovering with both IPOs and M&A activity picking up, and an increase in LPs appetite for the asset class, and the recent government change means that the industry is cautiously optimistic for the future and expecting a rise in activity over the next 12 months.
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