China's Cybernaut Capital has agreed to form a $200 million venture fund, a start-up incubator and a robotics development center with Russia's government-backed Skolkovo Foundation.
Greater China | 23 Apr 2015 |
IDFC and the Russia Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) will together invest $1 billion in infrastructure and related industries with a view to accelerating economic cooperation between Russia and India.
Infrastructure | 12 Dec 2014 |
Hopu Investments has teamed up with Baikal Mining (BMC) to jointly develop a copper deposit in the eastern Russia region of Zabaikalsky, which borders China and Mongolia.
Industrials | 21 May 2014 |
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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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