Investors are concerned about the potential repercussions for the economy – and their portfolio companies – of Japan’s staged consumer tax hike. Could it really derail the country’s...
North Asia | 09 Apr 2014 |
Domestic Chinese private equity managers are now officially permitted to pursue multiple strategies. But is the industry ready for the ‘mega asset management' model the regulator envisages?
Greater China | 26 Mar 2014 |
The Korean government’s recently announced M&A stimulation package includes a relaxation of restrictions on domestic private equity firms. But how much change are these reforms likely to bring?
North Asia | 19 Mar 2014 |
The Australian government is expected to halt and wind back superannuation fund disclosure requirements that go beyond global norms. Industry participants are hopeful for the best, but mindful of the worst
LPs | 26 Feb 2014 |
Responsible investment has is now a priority for many institutional LPs. GPs might recognize the importance of environmental, social and governance principles in this context, but acting on them can be challenging
GPs | 19 Feb 2014 |
A legal ruling might ban the Big Four accounting firms’ China affiliates from working on US-listed Chinese companies. VCs aren’t worried about IPO prospects, but there are longer-term concerns
Advisory | 12 Feb 2014 |
Asian private equity is becoming institutionalized, with increasingly sophisticated and international LPs asking GPs to bulk up their back office capabilities. Third-party administrators sense an opportunity
Advisory | 12 Feb 2014 |
China’s securities regulator has introduced a registration-based IPO system designed to offer greater transparency. However, this does not mean an end to intervention in public markets processes.
Regulation | 22 Jan 2014 |
Proposals have been released on extending Hong Kong’s offshore funds tax exemption to include PE and setting up open-ended investment companies. Market watchers are encouraged, but know they must be patient
Regulation | 20 Nov 2013 |
The removal of restrictions on general solicitation in the US potentially allows private equity firms to tap accredited investors that previously fell beneath their radar. However, managers are reluctant to rush in
Fundraising | 07 Nov 2013 |
The weak IPO market has left many China PE firms holding assets for longer than expected. While growth deals will remain dominant, there will be change in how and with whom they are done
Exits | 07 Nov 2013 |
Litigation financiers are increasingly looking for opportunities in Asia, many making their investments out of private equity-style funds. But do they bring the same returns?
Regulation | 11 Sep 2013 |
With the nascent T-shares program plus a string of incentives, Taiwan wants to establish itself as a hub for China IPOs. Can it pare down the regulatory detritus and make this dream come true?
Exits | 28 Aug 2013 |
After a spike in buyouts in the mid-2000s, Taiwan sank from view due to private equity firms’ concerns about unpredictable deal approvals. Regulators are now trying to tempt them back with promises of reforms
Buyouts | 28 Aug 2013 |
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AVCJ is proud to announce the 13th Annual AVCJ China Private Equity & Venture Forum will take place on 10 & 11 June 2014 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Beijing. Attendees will have the unrivalled opportunity to hear honest dialogue about this complex and compelling market from the leading GPs on the ground, as well as from some of the biggest domestic and international institutional investors.
10-11 June 2014, Park Hyatt, Beijing