From China and India to Southeast Asia and Japan, private equity professionals give their perspectives on the year to come for fundraising, investments and exits
North Asia | 17 Dec 2014
Strong capital markets facilitate bumper exit activity; pan-regionals, venture capital dominate fundraising; China’s leads revival in growth capital investment, with Korea still buyout central
Investments | 17 Dec 2014 |
After a mixed 2013, Asian private equity has enjoyed an impressive 2014. But what do the next 12 months have in store? Here are some ideas…
Fundraising | 17 Dec 2014
Cathay Capital has reached a final close on its latest Sino-French fund at the hard cap of EUR500 million ($624 million) after less than a year in the market.
Fundraising | 17 Dec 2014 |
Baring Private Equity Asia has pushed its $3.85 billion final close on Fund VI to January because the last few LPs want their commitments to fall in the 2015 calendar year.
Fundraising | 16 Dec 2014 |
Chinese media and entertainment group Enlight Media has launched a venture fund with a target of RMB1 billion ($160 million).
Greater China | 15 Dec 2014 |
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a development finance arm of the US government, has committed up to $42 million to Lighthouse Funds’ second India vehicle.
Fundraising | 15 Dec 2014 |
SC Capital Management has reached a final close of $850 million on its fourth Asia-focused property fund. The corpus represents a substantial increase on Fund III, which raised $530 million in 2011.
Fundraising | 12 Dec 2014 |
Singapore-based PE firm Tembusu Partners and local media entrepreneur Calvin Cheng have joined forces with Yu Dong, China Bona Film Group’s CEO, to launch a $100 million fund targeting China’s media and entertainment industry.
Greater China | 11 Dec 2014 |
Jixun Foo, Shanghai-based managing partner at GGV Capital, recognizes concerns about heady tech valuations, but says they must be viewed in context
Venture | 10 Dec 2014
Buoyed by strong returns out of Southeast Asia and pipeline of China control deals, CVC Capital Partners defied early expectations by closing Fund IV at the hard cap
Fundraising | 10 Dec 2014 |
Quadrant Private Equity raised its sixth fund in record time, resisting pressure from LPs to enlarge the corpus. The Australian GP remains resolutely middle market
Australasia | 10 Dec 2014
Qiming Venture Partners closed its latest fund at $500 million this year. It wants a bigger slice of a growing Chinese internet market – but so does everyone else
Greater China | 10 Dec 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