Rocket Internet and Alibaba Group are preparing to go public and have ambitious growth plans. But how suited are their respective models to cross-border e-commerce expansion?
Consumer | 17 Sep 2014 |
More start-ups are tapping crowdfunding platforms for capital. How well prepared are Asian markets to accommodate the phenomenon and what does its emergence mean for venture capital investors?
Fundraising | 17 Sep 2014 |
YPX Cayman was born out of an idea for a tech-style start-up in China's casual dining space. Backed by a string of investors, the firm is making headway with Cloud 9 and preparing to launch new concepts
Venture | 11 Sep 2014 |
Secondary deal flow has reached record breaking levels in 2014. Regulatory reform and economic recovery have helped, but that is not the whole story - the maturing market is arguably more important
Secondaries | 11 Sep 2014 |
The South Korean start-up community is flourishing as early-stage investors flock to the country in search of opportunities. What is driving this renewed interest and can it last?
South Asia | 03 Sep 2014 |
China’s foreign exchange regulator has issued new rules simplifying the use of offshore special purpose vehicles for investment purposes. It’s good news for VCs but questions remain about implementation
Regulation | 27 Aug 2014 |
Australian pension funds are keen to invest in a raft of infrastructure privatizations, with some of the proceeds earmarked for new projects. But more can be done to get long-term capital into greenfield infrastructure
Infrastructure | 20 Aug 2014 |
Private equity is expected to play a significant role in India's infrastructure development, but regulatory constraints and disappointing returns are a turn-off for investors. Reform is required
South Asia | 20 Aug 2014 |
The Executive Centre has seen four different financial owners as its serviced office business has grown. CVC Capital Partners is the latest custodian tasked with taking the company to the next level
Buyouts | 13 Aug 2014 |
Keen to consolidate their fragmented industries, Chinese companies are partnering up with PE firms to launch M&A funds. But do the GPs have the right skills and are third-party LPs willing to come on board?
Buyouts | 23 Jul 2014 |
Whether disillusioned by the returns from conventional private equity or seeking to diversify their exposure, LPs are more open to Asia credit strategies. The returns are there, provided you pick the right strategy.
Mezzanine | 16 Jul 2014 |
At least four Singapore-headquartered start-ups have four years of operations behind them and are worth at least $100 million. Which businesses have the skill and scale to be the next big thing?
Venture | 09 Jul 2014 |
Chinese tech companies are interested in making investments in the US, while start-ups are targeting Sino-US or global markets from the outset. How can VC investors make money in this melting pot?
Venture | 02 Jul 2014 |
Chinese private equity firms’ growing interest in US acquisitions has yet to translate into meaningful deal flow. These relatively new arrivals need time to familiarize themselves with a competitive market
Buyouts | 02 Jul 2014 |
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The AVCJ Forum will explore real asset investment opportunities and challenges and will offer an in-depth look at the ways in which the private equity industry is supporting and funding the region's remarkable development story.
28 August 2014, Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore
Join the debate and hear LPs discuss return expectations, the changing PE landscape and the key elements they look for when selecting a GP.
Also, hear industry experts from across the globe share predictions on the markets and sectors that will deliver winning returns and advice on how to access and develop lasting relationships with the top performing GPs.
For foreign fund managers who plan to add Korea to their next fundraising initiative, and Korean LPs that are searching for overseas investments, the AVCJ Korea Forum is a must attend event.
11 September 2014, The Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul