Asian secondaries players are counting on an explosion in demand for alternative liquidity solutions over the next few years, but cutting deals in this niche market requires a nimble approach
As Indonesia’s start-up space matures, with ever more capital pouring in, VC players recognize that exits are the key to creating a sustainable investment environment. However, it is still early days
New Horizon Capital has turned around ceramics maker Tachikichi by emphasizing its unique connections to Japanese culture. Now the GP hopes that strategy can take the company beyond its old restraints
Myanmar’s relatively abrupt transformation from impoverished pariah to upbeat high-growth investment target has resulted in some interesting challenges for private equity and venture capital
Japanese start-ups are looking to address global markets from day one, but few domestic venture capital firms are equipped to support cross-border strategies. Corporate VCs could provide the solution
After a dormant 2015 during which no funds were raised, New Zealand has seen a flurry of activity in the first half of this year. It is piquing enthusiasm – albeit cautiously – for a fledgling VC space
Virtual reality is closer to mainstream acceptance than ever before, while augmented reality presents considerable potential – but financial returns will not come quickly and investors must show patience
Investors see more opportunities in the growth mezzanine space as China’s economy slows, but deal structuring is a challenge due to the need for onshore and offshore components
Micro VC firms are a relatively new segment in China’s venture capital ecosystem, the product of angel investors going institutional. They focus on early stage deals, but as demand grows, will they stay there?
As Thailand’s government signals its intention to embrace venture capital, the harder but less visible work of transforming a traditionally risk-averse culture grinds on
While down rounds are increasing in frequency among US-based start-ups, the phenomenon has yet to take root in China. Desperation, dirty term sheets and willing investors are delaying the inevitable
The forces behind a bumper year for South Korean venture fundraising serve as a reminder that local players must do more to build much-needed international relationships
India’s distressed asset sector is seeing a surge in investor interest as regulators indicate support for a tougher approach by creditors. PE investors looking to enter this space must develop sustainable strategies
Indonesia’s government is serious about supporting VC investment, but regulatory inconsistency continues to slow development of the industry. Participants say engagement with major players is essential
Over the past three years, Standard Chartered has completed Asia’s largest secondary direct deal and put its PE unit in a position to raise fresh capital. But it is not necessarily a harbinger of things to come
Renminbi-denominated fund-of-funds have found a new lease of life in China as new private sector entrants and reformed state-backed incumbents look to tap a growing domestic LP base
Capital continues to flow into China’s internet finance industry, but competition and regulation are changing the dynamics. VC investors can do well, provided they stay ahead of the game
Mercari has become Japan’s first unicorn on the back of an innovative approach to e-commerce. Can the company blaze a trail for others to follow by replicating its domestic success overseas?
Technological progress and changing consumer habits are bringing long-overdue change to India’s overworked healthcare system. Taking advantage will mean mastering the unique challenges of the market
The rapid growth of online finance technology has turned China into a hotbed for illegal fundraising, with local PE fund managers drawn into the mess. Can new regulation restore investor confidence?
Despite the rapid growth of the Chinese pharmaceutical industry, corporate venture capital so far has not built a large presence. Industry participants say this shows the market, though booming, is still immature
From Alibaba Group to Wanda Group, Chinese companies are looking to tighten their hold on the media value chain, moving upstream and downstream. Private equity can profit from this evolving ecosystem
Australia’s innovation agenda is intended to serve as the foundation stone of a technology-driven economy. Do the promises made to start-ups address areas where they want to see change?
While Australia’s lower middle market still offers opportunities for conventional GPs, some managers see growing potential in alternate fund models. Skepticism is strong among their peers