It has become increasingly costly for private equity firms to access borrower-friendly US financing for leveraged buyouts in Asia. The US markets are fickle and volatile, but Asian banks...
Financing | 22 Apr 2015 |
There is money to be made providing debt-based solutions to growing Indonesian companies that struggle to get financing from other sources. But enter uninformed or unprotected at your peril
Financing | 18 Mar 2015 |
Led by SVB India, venture debt providers are beginning to take root in India. Can this nascent asset class replicated its success in developed markets and become a viable option for domestic start-ups?
Financing | 04 Feb 2015 |
Investors see great potential in Asia’s private debt markets, but some GPs and LPs’ attitudes towards downside protection and enforceability keep them out of emerging markets
Financing | 19 Nov 2014 |
The rise of peer-to-peer lending businesses in China is good for small companies that can't get bank financing and VC firms looking to ride the next wave. But concerns remain over regulation and reliability
Greater China | 15 Oct 2014 |
With bumper LBOs few and far between, banks see limited opportunities for leveraged finance in Indonesia. And in the prevailing economic climate, they aren’t generous at acquisition or operating company level
Financing | 12 Mar 2014 |
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 less obvious places
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 |
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
245-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo