Siguler Guff faced two particular challenges when raising its third BRIC opportunities fund: one foreseen and well prepared for; the other more out of leftfield.
Fundraising | 09 Apr 2014 |
Franklin Templeton has reached a final close of more than $220 million on its latest emerging markets fund. The vehicle, which launched in March 2012 with a target of $300 million, has already made three investments.
Fundraising | 12 Mar 2014 |
Japan's Mitsui & Co has teamed up with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to invest in Cotton Way, a commercial laundry and textile management company based in Moscow. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Europe | 10 Feb 2014 |
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) has agreed to form an investment platform with fellow sovereign wealth fund the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). Each side will contribute an initial $250 million and it is hoped the fund will reach $1 billion...
North Asia | 19 Nov 2013 |
China Investment Corp. (CIC) is now the second largest shareholder in Russia's Uralkali - the world's biggest potash producer - after it converted bond holdings into equity equivalent to a 12.5% stake.
Industrials | 25 Sep 2013 |
China Investment Corporation (CIC) and Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) could double their contribution to their joint fund to $2 billion apiece and expand its investment projects this year.
Greater China | 03 May 2013 |
China Investment Corporation (CIC) participated as a cornerstone investor in Moscow Exchange’s $500 million IPO. The deal represents another collaborative effort between the Chinese sovereign wealth fund and its Russian counterpart, Russia Direct Investment...
Greater China | 20 Feb 2013 |
Pockets of growth in lower-tier cities continue to present the most enticing opportunities for emerging markets investors, says Ralph Jaeger, managing director and co-portfolio manager of Siguler Guff’s BRIC Opportunities Funds.
Europe | 10 Jan 2013 |
China and Russia’s sovereign wealth funds will invest $200 million for a minority stake in Russia Forest Products. This will be the first investment channeled through the Russia-China Investment Fund, a joint private-equity fund established by China...
Greater China | 10 Sep 2012 |
The $4 billion investment fund set up by Russia and China is going to make its maiden investment in a Russian forestry company. The transaction is likely to happen in the next month.
Expansion | 06 Jun 2012 |
Russia and China’s sovereign wealth funds have joined forces to boost cross-border trade. For Moscow, it is a much-needed opportunity to diversify the economy and attract more foreign investment
Europe | 23 May 2012 |
Russia and China have confirmed plans for a joint $4 billion investment fund, which will be backed by initial $1 billion contributions from their respective sovereign wealth vehicles. Progress on the fund was announced at an economic forum in Moscow attended...
Greater China | 30 Apr 2012 |
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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