The low-hanging fruit created by the post-global financial crisis troubles of highly-leveraged Australian companies has mostly been picked. Distress investors are looking in smaller and...
Distressed/Special Situations | 26 Feb 2014 |
Once regarded warily by banks due to the lack of security in providing offshore financing against onshore assets, Asia buyouts that rely on offshore holdco structures are increasingly sought after.
Financing | 16 Oct 2013 |
The withdrawal of Western banks from Australia's leveraged financing market has created opportunities for others. A general sense of caution means that, while debt is available, it won't necessarily come quickly
Financing | 27 Feb 2013 |
Burning through cash and with no public market exit in site, many of China’s e-commerce players are losing the confidence of their investors. New rounds of funding come at depressed valuations – if they come at all
Venture | 20 Feb 2013 |
Numerous private equity and hedge funds are pursuing alliances with one another in Asia. Could a multi-strategy approach be the golden strategy for the region’s investment environment?
GPs | 22 Aug 2012 |
Australia’s banks have proposed a standard set of rules on who can do what in the event of a default. They say it will stimulate the mezzanine market but junior lenders claim the measures are too restrictive
Mezzanine | 29 Feb 2012 |
Spooked by wider economic issues, European banks are pulling back from the leveraged buyout market. This presents a further challenge to private equity firms already adjusting to tighter financing conditions
Financing | 08 Feb 2012 |
Until two months ago, Han Ming Ho, a Singapore-based partner at Clifford Chance specializing in fund formation, had never heard of buyout firms using his home city as a conduit for investments into Australia. “It had never been mentioned before and...
Southeast Asia | 06 Oct 2011 |
The news was brief yet had potentially far-reaching consequences: the private equity arm of Chinese financial behemoth CITIC Group would launch a RMB5 billion ($777 million) renminbi-denominated mezzanine fund.
Regulation | 10 Aug 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 |
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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