Several members of TPG Capital's Japan team, led by former country head Jun Tsusaka, have launched a new private equity firm called Nippon Sangyo Suishin Kiko (NSSK).
People | 19 Dec 2014 |
Harjit Bhatia has returned to Asia Growth Capital Advisors (AGCA) as executive chairman. He left the firm in 2012 to become managing partner and CEO at PineBridge Asia Partners.
People | 18 Dec 2014 |
A selection of the transfers, promotions, arrivals and departures in the private equity community in 2014
People | 17 Dec 2014 |
Cyrus Driver has been named head of Asian private equity at Partners Group, replacing Andreas Baumann who has relocated to the US to head up the company’s business in the Americas.
People | 24 Nov 2014 |
Coller Capital partner Hiro Mizuno has been named CIO of Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF). His appointment comes as the fund prepares to boost its exposure to alternative assets.
People | 20 Nov 2014 |
KKR has bulked up its operations capabilities in Australia with the addition of Matthew Claughton as a director with Capstone. He will be based in Sydney.
People | 17 Nov 2014 |
Auda International has appointed Eunseok So, formerly of FLAG Squadron Asia, as a senior vice president in its Hong Kong office.
People | 14 Nov 2014 |
Hemal Mirani, head of Asia investor relations at CVC Capital Partners, will join HarbourVest Partners as a managing director. She previously spent over 11 years at HarbourVest before leaving in 2009 for the role at CVC.
People | 13 Nov 2014 |
As the Asia's PE market matures, the winners and losers will be defined by those who not only leverage their local presence, but also retain the necessary talent, say industry participants.
GPs | 11 Nov 2014 |
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) has appointed Dan Kiang as Hong Kong-based director of relationship investing, including the group’s recent commitment to Sinopec Marketing as part of a PE consortium.
People | 11 Nov 2014 |
Lucian Wu, previously co-head of Asia at Paul Capital Partners, has joined Auda as a managing director.
People | 07 Nov 2014 |
Boutique investment bank Evercore has hired Ian Bell from Credit Suisse to head up distribution and origination for its private funds group in Asia Pacific.
People | 03 Nov 2014 |
Singapore-based early stage VC Wavemaker Pacific - a member of the DFJ Global Network - has appointed two tech entrepreneurs, Dennis Goh and Nix Nolledo, to its investment team.
Southeast Asia | 30 Oct 2014 |
Xuedong Ding, chairman and CEO of China Investment Corporation (CIC), has moved to investment bank China International Capital Corporation (CICC) as its new chairman.
Greater China | 24 Oct 2014 |
Infocomm Investments, a VC arm of the Singapore government-backed Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), has opened an office in London, its second overseas base after Silicon Valley.
Southeast Asia | 23 Oct 2014 |
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
4-6 March 2015, The Westin, Sydney
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The market is relatively optimistic as a new government that is viewed favourable to a balanced investment arena is introduced and we see an increase in deal activity. The hopes for a flourishing PE market amid the euphoria of 2012 has not yet been realised but the potential is still present and now may well be the time for the country to take off in its own right and increase its reputation as THE hot market in Southeast Asia.
24 March 2015, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta