The fact that the US needs to improve much of its public infrastructure is undisputed. But the fragmented nature of the market and politicization of deals still leave private investors frustrated
Infrastructure | 01 Jul 2015
Everyone is trying to get of the piece of tech story in India and US hedge funds are not different, but what will their entry into the early stage rounds mean for the broader venture capital industry
Technology | 30 Jun 2015
Chinese technology companies are becoming more interested in backing US start-ups, with some groups even building local teams in Silicon Valley. What does this mean for the start-up community?
Venture | 30 Jun 2015
Plenty of Chinese high net worth individuals want to sell LP interests in renminbi funds. Local and foreign secondaries managers would like to take advantage, but they are held back by an immature market
Secondaries | 24 Jun 2015 |
With Chinese entrepreneurs considering domestic IPOs, foreign VCs face the prospect of having to sell off investments in restricted industries. But the trend can only be sustained as long as valuations remain high
Exits | 24 Jun 2015 |
For the past decade, Japan’s universities have been working with venture capital to commercialize their research. Recent developments in the public and private sectors suggest this relationship is evolving
Technology | 17 Jun 2015 |
Companies want to keep tabs on technological innovation in order to stay relevant in their industries by nurturing Asia’s tech start-ups. However, there is no uniform approach to corporate venture capital
Venture | 03 Jun 2015 |
A small but growing band of GPs are modifying the conventional PE fund model in favor of solutions that better meet their needs. For those with long-hold, asset-heavy strategies, the future may lie in platforms
Infrastructure | 27 May 2015 |
Best known as the go-to location in China for cheap electronics manufacturing, Shenzhen is now emerging as a Silicon Valley for hardware. Can these start-ups get traction with software-focused VCs?
Venture | 20 May 2015 |
Capital is flooding into China-based internet companies, with PE firms, family offices, hedge funds and strategic players all-too-willing to support large, late-stage rounds. Not everyone will emerge a winner
Technology | 20 May 2015 |
There has been a proliferation of start-ups in India’s online grocery sector, and investors have taken notice. But the companies that survive in the harsh competition to come will have to be tough
Technology | 12 May 2015 |
India’s public markets are at record highs, but IPO activity remains lackluster. Investors want an overhaul of the listings approval process and a regulatory system that is suited to PE and VC-backed companies
Exits | 12 May 2015 |
The rise of holdco PIK debt has created Australia-based financing structures in which senior lenders and mezzanine providers can coexist. They also offer GPs greater flexibility at what is, for now, an acceptable price
Financing | 06 May 2015 |
Having promised a massive increase in infrastructure spending, Indonesia’s government wants foreign investors to help move projects along. Private equity players see opportunities, but also risks
Infrastructure | 06 May 2015 |
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South Korea continues to solidify its position as a premier destination for Asian private equity and venture capital investments. In 2014, nearly US$11 billion was invested into South Korean companies with exits topping US$8 billion, the highest return figures in the last 10 years. It is easy to see why international and domestic GP's hold South Korea in high regard, being one of few Asian destinations where large leveraged buyouts are possible.
Venture capital is also gaining momentum as the Park Geun Hye-led government continues to advance on initiatives to promote innovation and foster SMEs. With capital inflows and creative input from local and international VCs, South Korea is living up to its reputation as a flourishing venture ecosystem as we witness the rise of angel consortia, accelerators, and local offices for established VC funds.
This intensive and highly focused event will provide front row seats into one of Asia's most vibrant private equity markets. Key players will share their views on private equity and venture capital in Korea, Asia and beyond.
15 September 2015, South Korea- Westin Chosun, Seoul
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
25-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo