Fairfax Financial Holdings, which previously acquired Thomas Cook India through Fairbridge Capital, is launching a publicly-traded unit that will target investments in the country.
South Asia | 28 Nov 2014 |
Guangzheng Group, a Shenzhen-listed steel manufacturer, has invested RMB20 million ($8.25 million) in a private equity fund jointly launched by a unit of Tsinghua Holdings and Harvest Capital, which has a target size of RMB1 billion.
Greater China | 27 Nov 2014 |
SummitView Capital has partnered with the Shanghai government to launch a RMB10 billion ($1.7 billion) private equity fund, which will invest in semiconductor manufacturers.
Greater China | 26 Nov 2014 |
With investor sentiment in India’s public markets on a roll, a host of mid-market private equity firms are either in fundraising mode or about to enter it. For some managers, at least, it will be a difficult process
Fundraising | 26 Nov 2014 |
Jakarta-based VC firm Convergence Accel has launched a $25 million debut fund that will invest in Indonesian early-stage technology companies.
Southeast Asia | 24 Nov 2014 |
SAIF India has raised $350 million for its second fund since spinning out from SAIF Partners in 2011. The vehicle is oversubscribed and a final close is scheduled for early December.
Fundraising | 24 Nov 2014 |
The Public Safety Personnel Retirement System of the State of Arizona (Arizona PSPRS) has committed $40 million to Trustbridge Partners’ fifth China-focused fund.
Fundraising | 24 Nov 2014 |
Adam Furber, a Hong Kong-based member of Simpson Thacher’s private funds practice, has been elected to partner. He was previously counsel at the firm.
People | 21 Nov 2014 |
Ever increasing fund sizes have become a fact of life for some private equity firms in Asia. LPs must distinguish between GPs raising more capital for a valid purpose and GPs doing so simply because they can
Fundraising | 19 Nov 2014 |
Fubon Life, the second-largest insurer in Taiwan, has committed $30 million to Athyrium Capital Management’s healthcare-focused credit fund.
Greater China | 18 Nov 2014 |
Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) has committed up to $25 million to Baring Private Equity Asia’s sixth pan-regional fund.
Fundraising | 17 Nov 2014 |
GPs are watching with interest as Taiwan restructures its labor pension fund system, thinking of potential LP commitments. But insurers remain the most active players in the market, and they want to do more
LPs | 12 Nov 2014 |
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As investor's confidence in the domestic economy is restored, Taiwan's private equity sector players are anticipating a long-awaited upswing in activity, especially with a more transparent and open regulatory environment to revive growth. Positive signals from the government include the new M&A regulation, which will add on protection of minority shareholders upon its launch. The National Development Fund has also injected billions of cash into local funds in an effort to support industrial innovation.
20 November 2014, The Westin Hotel, Taipei
With the empathic and historic victory of Narendra Modi at the recent elections in India, the market confidence has improved significantly. Until recently, India was mentioned in financial markets only in a negative light given the enormous potential and lack of delivery. Difficulties in exiting, arbitrary taxation and poor governance are just some of the chronic problems deterring investors.
Discover what repercussions the latest political developments will have on the private equity industry, the outlook for the next wave of fundraising, where GPs expect to source exits and the best way forward for existing and potential investors.
2-3 December 2014, Taj Lands End Hotel, Mumbai