Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission has put forward guidelines intended to make the approvals process for PE-backed take-privates more transparent. Industry participants are cautiously...
Buyouts | 18 Nov 2015
Environmental regulations in Asia are not keeping track with the needs of local markets. PE professionals say investors can take the lead in developing and enforcing necessary standards
Infrastructure | 23 Sep 2015
Social and governance issues may not command the same level of attention as environmental factors, but GPs are nevertheless highly aware of their importance - before and after making an investment
Portfolio management | 16 Sep 2015
The shareholder spat between Samsung and Elliott Management put Korea’s corporate governance shortfalls under the spotlight, but industry participants don’t expect to see the chaebol brought into line
Buyouts | 02 Sep 2015
There are various ways for PE investors to seek legal recourse against portfolio companies that have behaved improperly – provided they have structured deals properly and don’t mind getting their hands dirty
Regulation | 29 Jul 2015
The fact that the US needs to improve much of its public infrastructure is undisputed. But the fragmented nature of the market and politicization of deals still leave private investors frustrated
Infrastructure | 01 Jul 2015
With Chinese entrepreneurs considering domestic IPOs, foreign VCs face the prospect of having to sell off investments in restricted industries. But the trend can only be sustained as long as valuations remain high
Exits | 24 Jun 2015
Japan’s corporate governance code will not trigger a torrent of non-core divestments, but it may encourage boards to think strategically about how – and with whom – they can improve performance
Buyouts | 17 Jun 2015
India’s public markets are at record highs, but IPO activity remains lackluster. Investors want an overhaul of the listings approval process and a regulatory system that is suited to PE and VC-backed companies
Exits | 12 May 2015
Several large funding rounds – plus the birth of a new bank – have shown how far India’s microfinance institutions have come in just four years. But more is to come, and more VC backing will be required
Financials | 01 Apr 2015
Indonesia’s new president is still carrying goodwill from the investment community and has made some reassuring moves. Now investors are waiting to see if the new direction will pay off
Southeast Asia | 18 Mar 2015
The first full budget by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government was one of the most eagerly anticipated events for Indian private equity since last year’s election. Did it live up to the hype?
South Asia | 11 Mar 2015
Plans to reinstate tax breaks for Australian start-ups that issue share options to staff rather than pay sizeable salaries has cheered VC investors. They are generally positive about the government role in fostering innovation
Australasia | 18 Feb 2015
Many Asian managers are coming to terms with how the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers’ Directive might impact their fundraising plans. Unfortunately the legislation remains difficult to fathom
Regulation | 04 Feb 2015
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