Growing appetite for co-investment among foreign and local institutions in Asia has given rise to a wider variety of advisors offering customized solutions to those with limited in-house resources
India’s government has made promising signals about its willingness to engage the venture capital community. GPs are optimistic, but reservations remain about the details
Hong Kong is following in Singapore’s footsteps with the announcement of meaningful support for technology start-ups. Why is the government moving on the issue now, and what difference can it make?
With private equity’s traditional training tools coming under increased scrutiny, some are calling for standardized qualifications - before outside forces take matters out of the industry’s hands.
Thanks to a strong relationship between their respective founders, Armstrong Asset Management has helped The Blue Circle become an influential player in Southeast Asia’s renewable energy sector
Hong Kong’s new Future Fund has initial capital of $28 billion and a remit to invest aggressively in alternatives. To understand its approach, one must understand the Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Recent volatility notwithstanding, plenty of investors want to back China take-privates with a view to domestic re-listings at higher valuations. The company founders behind these deals are the big winners
4Q analysis: Bain Capital and PAG shine in a difficult fundraising environment; large-ticket infrastructure and tech deals offer pointers for 2016; public market volatility continues to hamper PE exits
A dozen Chinese private equity firms have been listed on the New Third Board in recent years, but the model is far removed from that seen in other markets and regulators are concerned
Communication strategies are becoming more important within PE as expectations for transparency grow. GPs must demonstrate an ability to maintain the trust of a range of stakeholders, not just LPs
When Shaw Kwei & Partners bought Singapore-based electronic manufacturing services player Beyonics, it was in debt and making no money. A strategic repositioning has returned the business to profitability
Ample liquidity and a tech boom drive up investment activity; venture takes center stage in a relatively quiet fundraising environment; exits do not disappoint, but fail to match the highs of 2014.
Navis Capital Partners saw in ECO Industrial Environmental Engineering a potential leader in the hazardous waste management industry. Getting there was tougher than expected
Pacific Equity Partners took about 12 months to reel in cleaning and catering contractor Spotless, but swift improvements resulted in a 2.4x return within the two years
Tokio Marine aimed to awaken the ambition of Japan’s Bushu Pharmaceuticals and show how a good GP can turn companies around. A 6x return was its reward
Having acquired Hong Kong Broadband Network in 2012, CVC Capital Partners built on an already successful business, which continues to outperform in the public markets
Hahn & Co spent three years talking to Visteon about its Korean subsidiary Halla Visteon Climate Control before sealing a proprietary deal supported by innovative funding
Advantage Partners leveraged its expertise in corporate carve-outs to acquire SBI Life Living. It plans to split the business in two so that each half can achieve its full potential
As corporate China adjusts to a slower growth environment, Ascendent Capital Partners’ strategy of providing advice alongside capital resonated with LPs
Having raised $3 billion in the largest-ever private funding round for a start-up, newly-merged Didi Kuaidi is looking to put past rivalries behind it
Set up in 2013, Banyan Capital got busy quickly in China’s early-stage space and is now managing its second US dollar fund, which closed at $362 million
China-based electric scooter manufacturer Ninebot made an aggressive move into the US with the purchase of Segway. VCs were happy to support the deal
Bain Capital enjoyed its most active year in Asia as positive experiences from previous deals and proactive engagement with entrepreneurs helped deliver a string of new investments
Infrastructure privatizations in Australia are commanding ever higher price tags by virtue of their perceived quality and relative rarity. It is increasingly difficult for smaller investors to compete