Rebright Partners - an early-stage investor backed by a consortium of Japanese internet companies - has formed a JPY2.4 billion ($20 million) fund to invest technology start-ups in India.
North Asia | 28 Apr 2015 |
Pak-Seng Lai, formerly head of Asia at Auda, has joined 3W Partners Capital, which focuses on consolidation and cross-border investments through strategic resources in southern China.
People | 27 Apr 2015 |
Australian GP CHAMP Private Equity has hired Graham Brooke, a former executive with CVC Capital Partners, as a managing director based in Sydney.
People | 24 Apr 2015 |
Global private equity firm TA Associates has hired Daisy Cai, formerly an executive director at Goldman Sachs, as a director in its Hong Kong office.
Greater China | 23 Apr 2015 |
India and Southeast Asia-focused Everstone Capital has appointed Roshini Bakshi and Rajev Shukla, formerly of Disney and Unilever, respectively, as managing directors on its operations team.
South Asia | 22 Apr 2015 |
KKR has appointed Anand Sinha, a former deputy governor of India's central bank, as an industry advisor. He will join the firm immediately.
South Asia | 10 Apr 2015 |
Sebastiaan van den Berg, Asia-based managing director with HarbourVest Partners, has left the firm after 10 years.
People | 10 Apr 2015 |
Sweden's Investment AB Kinnevik has invested an additional EUR32 million ($34.4 million) in Global Fashion Group (GFG), an emerging markets fashion e-commerce group developed by Germany's Rocket Internet.
Consumer | 09 Apr 2015 |
The Blackstone Group has spun out its Hong Kong-based corporate advisory business to Comprador, a new outfit led by Anthony Steains, the former head of Blackstone Advisory Partners Asia (BAPA).
Advisory | 09 Apr 2015 |
Law firm Weil has hired Tim Gardner, formerly a private equity partner at Latham & Watkins, to join its Hong Kong office.
People | 24 Mar 2015 |
TPG Capital has appointed Zubin Irani, previously of United Technologies Corporation (UTC), as a managing director within its Asia Pacific operations group.
People | 23 Mar 2015 |
Hong Kong-based seed investor Nest has appointed Peter Dingle, formerly of Intel Corporation, to lead its newly-established Branded Accelerators program.
People | 18 Mar 2015 |
China International Capital Corporation (CICC) has appointed Mingjian Bi, formerly investment banking chief in CICC and a partner at Hopu Investment Management, as its new CEO.
Greater China | 17 Mar 2015 |
Women occupy 14.5% of senior roles at private equity firms in Asia, up from 11.8% in 2014, and a higher proportion than any other major market globally.
People | 11 Mar 2015 |
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
245-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo