Following a prolonged drought, Australia has seen a recent spike in private equity-backed IPOs. Is this a flash in the pan or are public market exits on the cusp of a sustained comeback?...
Exits | 29 Jan 2014 |
India emerged as and remains a predominantly growth capital PE market, but economic and generational factors have conspired to make domestic companies more open to a buyout proposition
Buyouts | 27 Nov 2013 |
While a select group of GPs are able to raise large funds at short order in Asia, the small and mid-cap space is hollowing out. It is in parts cyclical and a function of broader changes in the post-financial crisis LP base
Fundraising | 07 Nov 2013 |
Hong Kong has one of the most saturated and advanced broadband markets in the world. Finding new areas of growth is difficult but not impossible, says Hong Kong Broadband owner CVC Capital Partners
Portfolio management | 03 Oct 2013 |
History shows that Japan's corporate elites rarely take kindly to private equity knocking down their door. How can the outside investor best woo potential partners?
North Asia | 19 Jun 2013 |
Investor sentiment is gradually turning on Japan. The big buyout funds must convince LPs there is sufficient deal flow in their portion of the market; the smaller players must figure out how to talk to foreign LPs
Fundraising | 19 Jun 2013 |
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 – could make or break them
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 |
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Join us at the 11th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Australia and New Zealand Forum on 5-7 March at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney to find out how funds of varying size are raising capital, sourcing deals and exits, as well as all you need to know to effectively navigate Australasia's changing alternative asset landscape.
After a decade-long mining boom the economy is experiencing a loss of momentum and the resulting deal flow reduction and lack of value in the market means GPs are chasing many of the same acquisition targets. That said, the exit market is recovering with both IPOs and M&A activity picking up, and an increase in LPs appetite for the asset class, and the recent government change means that the industry is cautiously optimistic for the future and expecting a rise in activity over the next 12 months.
5-7 March 2014, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney