CDIB Capital, the PE arm of Taiwan’s China Development Financial (CDF), has appointed Steven Wu as managing director.
Greater China | 05 Oct 2015 |
As private equity continues to evolve in Asia, GPs want to recruit people with a wider array of talents – but industry participants are split on what skills these new hires should focus upon, and where to find them
People | 29 Sep 2015
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTTP) has appointed Nichole Musicco as managing director for Asia-Pacific and head of the Hong Kong office.
People | 14 Sep 2015 |
Ratan Tata - chairman emeritus of Tata Sons, holding company for India conglomerate Tata Group - has joined IDG Ventures India as a senior advisor.
People | 10 Sep 2015 |
US-based accelerator 500 Startups has extended its Asia footprint with the launch of a $30 million fund dedicated to early-stage Japanese technology companies.
Venture | 09 Sep 2015 |
CITIC Capital Partners has appointed Haipeng Zhang as a senior managing director, with the intent of focusing on healthcare investments.
Greater China | 02 Sep 2015 |
Patrick Siewert, the representative of The Carlyle Group on the board of China Fishery Group, has stepped down from the board.
Southeast Asia | 01 Sep 2015 |
CVC Capital Partners has hired Steve Lim, former CEO and managing director of JP Morgan in South Korea, as its chairman in the country.
North Asia | 13 Aug 2015 |
Tom Lembong, former CEO and managing partner of Quvat Capital, has been made Indonesia's trade minister as part of a broader cabinet reshuffle by President Joko Widodo.
People | 13 Aug 2015 |
TPG Growth - the mid-market growth equity platform of TPG Capital - has hired Anjali Bansal as partner and managing director. She will focus on human resources in Asia and Africa.
South Asia | 29 Jul 2015 |
The Blackstone Group has appointed its international private equity head Michael Chae to be CFO, replacing Laurence Tosi.
North America | 27 Jul 2015 |
Singapore-based Jungle Ventures has appointed David Gowdey, previously of TPG Capital’s growth investment unit, as a managing partner.
People | 24 Jul 2015 |
KKR has named Atsushi Saito, former head of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) and the Japan Exchange Group (JPX), as the non-executive chairman of KKR Japan.
People | 22 Jul 2015 |
Permira has chosen former KKR deal-maker Ryotaro Fujii as managing director and head of Japan. Yoichiro Furuse has been made chairman of Japan.
People | 16 Jul 2015 |
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