Ever increasing fund sizes have become a fact of life for some private equity firms in Asia. LPs must distinguish between GPs raising more capital for a valid purpose and GPs doing so simply...
Fundraising | 19 Nov 2014 |
GPs are watching with interest as Taiwan restructures its labor pension fund system, thinking of potential LP commitments. But insurers remain the most active players in the market, and they want to do more
LPs | 12 Nov 2014 |
Asian private equity has, by some accounts, failed to meet LP expectations in terms of risk-adjusted returns. With GPs under pressure to show they can be company builders, is specialization the inevitable end game?
Investments | 05 Nov 2014 |
Real and paper windfall for PE investors in Alibaba spurs exit environment; the latest round of fundraising for pan-regional mega vehicles draws to a close; growth capital dominates the investment numbers
Fundraising | 15 Oct 2014 |
As wealth in Asia has grown, so has the number of family offices. As these investors become more institutionalized, what can they do for private equity and what can private equity do for them?
LPs | 08 Oct 2014 |
Moves by Japan’s Nomura Asset Management and Singaporean lender OCBC to enter Chinese private equity through the Qualified Foreign Limited Partnership program are unlikely to spark a broader revival
Greater China | 01 Oct 2014 |
More start-ups are tapping crowdfunding platforms for capital. How well prepared are Asian markets to accommodate the phenomenon and what does its emergence mean for venture capital investors?
Fundraising | 17 Sep 2014 |
A successful introductory meeting doesn’t guarantee LP support but it is an important first step on the road to achieving it. GPs must be informed, engaging and polished – but not too polished
Fundraising | 27 Aug 2014 |
The IPO window remains open, especially in Australia; VCs continue to dominate China fundraising, but probably not for much longer; the Philippines stakes its claim as Southeast Asia’s emerging PE star.
Greater China | 16 Jul 2014 |
As of July 1, PE firms were supposed to have taken the first step towards compliance with the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Few in Asia can exist beyond the regulatory web
North America | 02 Jul 2014 |
Secondary fundraising has reached new highs over the past year, signaling greater investor appetite for the asset class. What is driving the demand and who is likely to benefit?
Secondaries | 25 Jun 2014 |
Private equity has been put on notice by the US regulators - an alarming notion, yet one that was sufficiently well signposted that GPs could see it coming. How keenly will the rumblings be felt in Asia?
Regulation | 11 Jun 2014 |
China’s VC market is evolving as funds started by or raised from founders of first-generation internet firms. Concerns about conflicts of interest must be addressed, but the influence of their ecosystems will grow
Venture | 04 Jun 2014 |
Foreign private equity firms see Chinese insurers as an untapped yet potentially lucrative LP market. But how soon might these institutions have the will and skill set to put capital to work?
Greater China | 04 Jun 2014 |
An increasing number of Chinese GPs that made their names in the renminbi space are looking to raise US-dollar funds. It requires a level of institutionalization that most have never seen before
Fundraising | 04 Jun 2014 |
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As investor's confidence in the domestic economy is restored, Taiwan's private equity sector players are anticipating a long-awaited upswing in activity, especially with a more transparent and open regulatory environment to revive growth. Positive signals from the government include the new M&A regulation, which will add on protection of minority shareholders upon its launch. The National Development Fund has also injected billions of cash into local funds in an effort to support industrial innovation.
20 November 2014, The Westin Hotel, Taipei
With the empathic and historic victory of Narendra Modi at the recent elections in India, the market confidence has improved significantly. Until recently, India was mentioned in financial markets only in a negative light given the enormous potential and lack of delivery. Difficulties in exiting, arbitrary taxation and poor governance are just some of the chronic problems deterring investors.
Discover what repercussions the latest political developments will have on the private equity industry, the outlook for the next wave of fundraising, where GPs expect to source exits and the best way forward for existing and potential investors.
2-3 December 2014, Taj Lands End Hotel, Mumbai