The forces behind a bumper year for South Korean venture fundraising serve as a reminder that local players must do more to build much-needed international relationships
Having spent the last couple of years in a politics-driven limbo, Australia’s renewable energy sector is seeing renewed investor interest. Nevertheless, the market still presents various challenges
Only the good prevail as LPs appear wary of China funds; investors continue to seek technology start-up exposure but the check sizes are falling; Korea delivers exits, but other markets fail to shine
Over the past three years, Standard Chartered has completed Asia’s largest secondary direct deal and put its PE unit in a position to raise fresh capital. But it is not necessarily a harbinger of things to come
Renminbi-denominated fund-of-funds have found a new lease of life in China as new private sector entrants and reformed state-backed incumbents look to tap a growing domestic LP base
The rapid growth of online finance technology has turned China into a hotbed for illegal fundraising, with local PE fund managers drawn into the mess. Can new regulation restore investor confidence?
Australia’s innovation agenda is intended to serve as the foundation stone of a technology-driven economy. Do the promises made to start-ups address areas where they want to see change?
While Australia’s lower middle market still offers opportunities for conventional GPs, some managers see growing potential in alternate fund models. Skepticism is strong among their peers
Wary of blind pools and keen to play a more active role in private equity, family offices are considering direct investment opportunities. Strategies and capabilities vary, as does the level of risk
At $920 million, Sequoia Capital latest India fund is the largest ever VC vehicle raised in the country. How will the technology sector accommodate this quantum of capital?
Growing appetite for co-investment among foreign and local institutions in Asia has given rise to a wider variety of advisors offering customized solutions to those with limited in-house resources
India’s government has made promising signals about its willingness to engage the venture capital community. GPs are optimistic, but reservations remain about the details
Hong Kong is following in Singapore’s footsteps with the announcement of meaningful support for technology start-ups. Why is the government moving on the issue now, and what difference can it make?
Hong Kong’s new Future Fund has initial capital of $28 billion and a remit to invest aggressively in alternatives. To understand its approach, one must understand the Hong Kong Monetary Authority
4Q analysis: Bain Capital and PAG shine in a difficult fundraising environment; large-ticket infrastructure and tech deals offer pointers for 2016; public market volatility continues to hamper PE exits
A dozen Chinese private equity firms have been listed on the New Third Board in recent years, but the model is far removed from that seen in other markets and regulators are concerned
Communication strategies are becoming more important within PE as expectations for transparency grow. GPs must demonstrate an ability to maintain the trust of a range of stakeholders, not just LPs
Ample liquidity and a tech boom drive up investment activity; venture takes center stage in a relatively quiet fundraising environment; exits do not disappoint, but fail to match the highs of 2014.
As corporate China adjusts to a slower growth environment, Ascendent Capital Partners’ strategy of providing advice alongside capital resonated with LPs
Set up in 2013, Banyan Capital got busy quickly in China’s early-stage space and is now managing its second US dollar fund, which closed at $362 million
A growing number of Chinese VC firms are raising top-up funds so they can continue supporting portfolio companies through ever larger growth rounds. Has the fundraising landscape changed forever?
Taiwan’s government has announced a slew of measures to encourage global venture capital funds to invest in local start-ups. Is it doing enough to create a robust VC ecosystem?
Dealing with a family office can be uniquely challenging for GPs. Managers who want success have to be able to handle the unique dynamics of this situation
The notion of patient or permanent capital draws interest from both GPs and LPs, but evergreen funds are rare in the US and even rarer in Asia. This state of affairs is unlikely to change any time soon