A handful of Korean start-ups have achieved valuations in excess of $1 billion as investors look to leverage a mobile-centric consumer base. But how many unicorns can this market accommodate?
North Asia | 02 Sep 2015
Korea’s middle market continues to blossom thanks to succession issues, restructuring and ambitions to expand overseas. But deals are struck in strict confidence – and GPs say that is how it should remain
Buyouts | 02 Sep 2015
Thanks to a steady stream of large cap deals, Korea accounts for a growing share of Asia buyout activity. But can this trend be sustained?
Buyouts | 02 Sep 2015
The shareholder spat between Samsung and Elliott Management put Korea’s corporate governance shortfalls under the spotlight, but industry participants don’t expect to see the chaebol brought into line
Buyouts | 02 Sep 2015
Most of emerging Asia’s e-commerce giants faced a binary choice between the asset-heavy online retail and asset-light marketplace models. Now, though, investors have a more nuanced opportunity set
Technology | 26 Aug 2015
Hong Kong-based financial advisor AMTD wants to meet the needs of mainland investors looking to access international markets. Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia is helping the firm best position itself
Financials | 25 Aug 2015 |
As Chinese start-ups raise larger, later-stage rounds, strategic investors are looking to participate through structured debt products rather than through equity. This approach presents its own risks
Venture | 25 Aug 2015
Fragmentation and inefficiency have hampered Chinese agriculture for years, but a combination of policy reform and consumer demand may allow the sector to unlock its potential. Does private equity have the key?
Industrials | 19 Aug 2015
China’s slowing growth has created a wave of corporate defaults, and these bad debts should be put up for sale. Not all foreign investors are ready to jump in, though, conscious of the difficulties in extracting value
Distressed/Special Situations | 19 Aug 2015
SoftBank’s direct investment activity has shifted towards later-stage deals and it is expected to remain there. But the Japanese technology giant has not given up on its VC affiliates and subsidiaries in Asia
Venture | 05 Aug 2015
China’s robotics start-ups are riding a wave of innovation and exploring many previously unexpected paths. As the scope of applications broadens, they need to keep up the pace
Technology | 05 Aug 2015
Chinese celebrities are entering the venture capital space, offering start-ups endorsement as well as financial support. But can a pop star’s cachet translate into long-term sustainable growth?
Venture | 29 Jul 2015
There are various ways for PE investors to seek legal recourse against portfolio companies that have behaved improperly – provided they have structured deals properly and don’t mind getting their hands dirty
Regulation | 29 Jul 2015
Lunar has spent the last two years building Yonghong’s regional beef jerky brand into a national contender. The firm hopes to show the possibilities for progress that come with control deals.
Greater China | 22 Jul 2015
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