Singapore wants local companies to set up VC funds as a means of cultivating start-ups in a wider variety of areas. Can the right balance be struck between innovation and corporate agendas?
Venture | 29 Sep 2015
As private equity continues to evolve in Asia, GPs want to recruit people with a wider array of talents – but industry participants are split on what skills these new hires should focus upon, and where to find them
People | 29 Sep 2015
New Zealand-based LanzaTech decided to monetize its anti-pollution technology by recruiting investors in target geographies. Local regulations remain a challenge, but the company is now beginning to scale
Venture | 23 Sep 2015
Environmental regulations in Asia are not keeping track with the needs of local markets. PE professionals say investors can take the lead in developing and enforcing necessary standards
Infrastructure | 23 Sep 2015
Ascendent Capital Partners’ China strategy involves advising companies first and raising the prospect of investment second, perhaps with a sizeable gap in between. Does this signal change in the middle market?
Expansion | 23 Sep 2015
The private equity industry's approach to environmental value-add is evolving. The Environmental Defense Fund, KKR and The Carlyle Group discuss the various partnerships that underpin these efforts
GPs | 16 Sep 2015
Social and governance issues may not command the same level of attention as environmental factors, but GPs are nevertheless highly aware of their importance - before and after making an investment
Portfolio management | 16 Sep 2015
With regulators toughening their stance on compliance, PE investors in Asia may have to place as much emphasis on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues for public market exits as they do for trade sales
Greater China | 16 Sep 2015
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues have traditionally featured in pre-deal due diligence to mitigate risk, but GPs are increasingly called upon to weave these considerations into strategic thinking
Investments | 16 Sep 2015
The likes of Uber and Airbnb are looking for strategic partners to help them enter the China market. Can they do better than eBay and Amazon a decade ago, both of which were swamped by local competition
Technology | 09 Sep 2015
A host of pure-play and multi-strategy managers have allocated more resources to Asia in recent years to capture the nascent secondaries opportunity. The region if offering more but has yet to reach full maturity
Secondaries | 09 Sep 2015
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
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