South Korea was the only significant PE market in Asia to see an uptick in deal flow last year. Investors have high expectations; uncertainty among local conglomerates – and local GPs...
Buyouts | 10 Apr 2013 |
Global buyout firms have seen less deal flow in South Korea in recent years, with financial services sector activity a shadow of its former self. This doesn’t necessarily mean they are unwelcome
Financials | 10 Apr 2013 |
Taking portfolio companies from Australia into Asia represents a major opportunity for private equity. Pan-regional funds see it as a key part of their strategy, but can domestic players join the party?
Australasia | 27 Feb 2013 |
Global and local players are in the market trying to raise new regional and country vehicles. The former can rely on institutional relationships and IR might to get the job done. The latter face a resources squeeze
Fundraising | 09 Nov 2012 |
Global buyout firms are deploying more resources in Southeast Asia and expect to see stronger deal flow. But are there enough mid- to large-size transactions to go around, and will they come at reasonable prices?
Southeast Asia | 17 Oct 2012 |
Emerging Asia is a key consideration as the global buyout firms diversify their product offerings to meet the needs of a changing market
Buyout | 03 Nov 2011 |
With Skylark sold and Yayoi likely to follow it, Japan’s megadeals of 2006-2008 are finally being dismantled and the – relatively meager – profits returned to investors
North Asia | 26 Oct 2011 |
Japan may be the world second-largest economies but, by Asian standards, it is also one of the most mature. GDP growth is lackluster and the consumer market is pedestrian compared to those of the region’s emerging nations, which are still driven by...
Buyout | 27 Jul 2011 |
Wang Gongquan's apparent departure from China’s private equity industry was nothing if not dramatic. An early-stage investment pioneer with IDG Venture Partners, Wang went on to found CDH Venture Capital, notably guiding Qihoo 360 to the US markets...
People | 20 Jul 2011 |
The Woori and Mirae Asset Life Insurance deals are cause for hope, but foreign PE may still find life difficult
North Asia | 06 Jul 2011 |
Private equity investment deals in India may be tricky, expensive and atypical compared to the standard private equity model, but they are potentially lucrative and poised to become even more attractive.
South Asia | 07 Dec 2010 |
Judging by current data, one might think that Australian private equity has seen the best of times become the not-quite-so-good times.
Australasia | 12 Oct 2010 |
While Japan's estimated GDP growth sits at just 2.6%, China is forecasted to hit 9.6% growth in 2010.
North Asia | 22 Jun 2010 |
Turnover at the top of TPG Capital in Hong Kong continues after the relocation of Dan Carroll, formerly Managing Partner with the firm in Hong Kong, to the West Coast.
People | 08 Jun 2010 |
The Carlyle Group has announced the close of its Carlyle Asia Partners III buyout fund at $2.55 billion, over 40% larger than the preceding $1.8 billion Carlyle Asia Partners II fund, though still below the $4 billion target that CAP III launched with...
Funds | 14 Apr 2010 |
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