Cracks have appeared in the secondary transactions through which Standard Chartered Private Equity had sought to secure its future, underlining the challenges for investors of bank-led deals
China wants to use securitization and debt-for-equity swaps to address its non-performing loan problem. Even without structural concerns and political agendas, they are unlikely to supplant portfolio sales
A resurgence in renminbi fundraising has prompted GPs best known for US dollar funds to enter the local currency market. Addressing conflicts of interest in an increasingly complex industry will prove difficult
Foreign private equity firms are positioning themselves to address an anticipated surge in non-performing loan sales to third-party investors. Will the reality match the hype?
Several managers in the latest generation of China VC spin-outs retain close ties to their former corporate parents. These relationships can deliver great deal flow, but also governance headaches
The launch of several huge government-backed funds has skewed renminbi-denominated fundraising in China. What does their arrival mean for valuations and for the nascent independent LP community?
GGV Capital won strong investor support for a Sino-US venture strategy that allows it to back start-ups from seed through growth rounds
Having paid careful attention to liquidity levels in its debut vehicle, PAG Asia Capital took less than seven months to close its second regional fund at $3.6 billion
With concerns that China's venture capital boom is heading for a bust, investors are increasingly targeting early-stage strategies. Renminbi funds are also coming more into the reckoning
Only a handful of India-focused private equity firms have shown they are able to raise funds $500 million or more. With LPs still wavering on India, however, membership of this select group is not guaranteed
The growth potential of India’s technology sector is unquestioned, but there have been relatively few spin-outs to threaten the incumbents. A couple of track record-boosting IPOs would help matters
Deep relationships within the GP community can make all the difference in terms of sourcing opportunities – and acting on them quickly – in Asia’s increasingly competitive secondaries market
Still at an early stage of its development, China’s LP community has minimal exposure to offshore private equity. Institutions with big checkbooks aren’t necessarily the fastest movers
As blockchain segments mature in Asia, private equity and venture capital investors will benefit from a range of new entry points. Pitfalls related to the technology’s obscure nature, however, will persist
The Everbright-IDG Industrial Fund is one example of investors joining forces to address the investment opportunities created by China's evolving economy. Are two heads really better than one?
When VIG Partners acquired Korea-based Samyang Optics, the company was a camera lens manufacturer with untapped potential. It is now looking to challenge the global elite
Fundraising hits a record quarterly high, thanks entirely to Chinese government-backed vehicles; Australia, Southeast Asia compensate for investment slowdown in China; India shines on exits
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?
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
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