Early-stage investor Peesh Venture Capital (PVC) has launched a $50 million fund and accelerator targeting Indian start-ups.
South Asia | 30 Mar 2015 |
Indian condiment maker Eastern Group will back a INR1.25 billion ($19.9 million) private equity fund in partnership with venture capital firm CapAleph Advisors.
South Asia | 27 Mar 2015 |
Healthcare-focused Vivo Capital has attracted increasing attention from LPs for its hybrid focus on the US and China. As testament to this, its latest fund - Vivo Capital Fund VIII - closed at $750 million after nine months in the market, with demand...
Greater China | 25 Mar 2015 |
Venture capital firm Accel Partners has raised $305 million for its fourth country-focused fund to invest in Indian start-ups.
South Asia | 25 Mar 2015 |
Alibaba Group has made an LP commitment to the latest fund being raised by Israel-based VC firm Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP). It comes two months after the Chinese e-commerce giant made its first director investment in Israel.
Fundraising | 24 Mar 2015 |
Trifecta Capital, the venture debt firm set up former Canaan Partners Managing Director Rahul Khanna, has secured a INR500 million ($8 million) anchor investment from RBL Bank for its debut fund, and set a new target of INR4 billion.
South Asia | 20 Mar 2015 |
US-based Vivo Capital has closed its eighth fund at $750 million. It will invest in healthcare companies in the US and China.
Venture | 19 Mar 2015 |
AppWorks, a Taiwanese incubator, has raised NT$1.5 billion ($50 million) for a new fund to support domestic internet start-ups.
Greater China | 19 Mar 2015 |
VentureCrowd - an Australian equity crowdfunding platform - has formed a partnership with angel investor group Sydney Angels in order to allow start-ups to tap new sources of capital.
Venture | 18 Mar 2015 |
RRJ Capital has made a US regulatory filing for its third China and Southeast Asia-focused fund, indicating that $762 million has been committed by LPs so far. This does not necessarily reflect the full extent of the GP’s fundraising efforts.
Fundraising | 17 Mar 2015 |
Mahesh Parasuraman, managing director with the Carlyle Group in India, is said to be leaving the firm to launch a fund with Sunil Vasudevan, a former partner with India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA).
South Asia | 17 Mar 2015 |
Mizuho Capital Partners has launched its third fund focused on small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with initial commitments of JPY20.6 billion ($170 million).
Mezzanine | 16 Mar 2015 |
Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System (PennSERS) has agreed to invest $50 million in Primavera Capital’s second China fund.
LPs | 16 Mar 2015 |
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and SAIC Motor, the country's largest automaker, have launched a RMB1 billion ($160 million) fund to invest in the development of internet-enabled cars.
Greater China | 13 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