The rise of e-commerce in China has placed traditional retailers under pressure, but private equity investors are still finding opportunities with concepts that integrate online and offline
A confluence of macro influences is driving demand for modernized logistics in India. Private equity is likely to benefit in a number of areas, but informed targeting and value-add approaches will be key
Tidal shifts in the Philippines' consumer demographics are piquing interest among private equity and venture capital investors alike, but sluggish policy modernization efforts remain a key barrier to entry
Beachwear maker Seafolly was already a leader in Australia when L Capital Asia acquired it in 2014. Now the founding family and the GP plan to build it into a global lifestyle brand
Selling Asian LPs on private credit strategies remains difficult for the most part, but fund managers are generally confident that interest in the asset class is set to take off
The Taiwan government is attempting to reconcile its conservative tendencies with a need for innovation as the local venture capital industry marks mixed progress in filling an early-stage vacuum
As competition for VC deals intensifies in Asia and capital becomes commoditized, GPs are stressing their value-add credentials. Should we believe the hype?
Ocean Link is China’s first private equity firm dedicated to investing in the travel and tourism industry. Can it successfully leverage an increasingly wealthy, free-spending and far-traveling domestic user base?
After several years of rapid growth, secondaries volumes slowed in the first half of 2016, while fundraising reached an all-time high. Opinion is divided on the prospects for an increasingly nuanced market
The proliferation of side letter provisions submitted by LPs as conditional on their participation in a fundraise is adding to administrative workloads. Private equity firms must negotiate carefully
Indian investors feel that despite recent problems with yieldcos on the global market, the model still holds promise for the country’s renewable energy sector
Foreign buyers and restless chaebols could help deliver more exit opportunities for private equity firms in Korea – provided it is the right asset, at the right price, at the right time
Driven by the popularity of music, TV dramas and beauty products, Korea’s cultural cachet has never been stronger. PE and strategic investors want to monetize the phenomenon, for as long as it lasts
Korean e-commerce start-ups have seen breakthroughs in fundraising over the last few years, but investors are already concerned about the future of the industry
3D printing technology is expected to grow at an accelerated rate now that its practical applications have come into focus. As a global manufacturing leader, Asia could be at the center of the boom
Well-established in developed and some developing markets, venture philanthropy is still only taking hold in much of Asia. PE firms are figuring out whether they should participate and in what way
The exponential rise in drone technology investment during the past few years is now expected to level off into slower growth as venture capitalists discover a galaxy of more nuanced opportunities
Recent consolidation moves in India’s technology sector are a welcome sight for investors that have poured money into battles for market share. However, not all start-ups should be resigned to this fate
The Singapore Exchange has found limited success in attracting regional tech IPOs. Investors say it needs greater flexibility and understanding to grab a piece of the market
Fee discounts and co-investment often dominate GP-LP discourse, but longer-term issues surrounding economics and governance are increasingly important to negotiations over some Asian GPs’ fund terms
By acquiring Simba, Creador has entrenched itself in a small but fast-growing Indonesian cereal story. Now it will take logistical and marketing expertise to realize the potential of the local consumer market
From movie financing deals to production house acquisitions, Chinese capital is flooding into Hollywood with a view to potential windfalls back home. Should investors believe the hype or wait for the reviews?
Continued economic integration with Southeast Asia could open the way for transformative investment opportunities, but private equity players must believe in the region’s potential before they take the plunge.
China shores up Asia investment activity, driven by tech-related deals; robust VC fundraising in China, Southeast Asia masks weak region-wide activity; volatility prolongs the exits downturn