China’s foreign exchange regulator has issued new rules simplifying the use of offshore special purpose vehicles for investment purposes. It’s good news for VCs but questions remain...
Regulation | 27 Aug 2014 |
Plans to open up Chinese infrastructure projects to the private participation are encouraging but not life-changing for PE investors who are already accustomed to operating in and around the state apparatus
Infrastructure | 20 Aug 2014 |
The election of Narendra Modi has breathed new hope into India’s beleaguered economy, with private equity investors anticipating much-needed reforms. But the road to recovery is long and likely uneven
Infrastructure | 13 Aug 2014 |
India’s recent Union Budget represents the opening salvo from a government that many in the business community hope will get the country moving again. The private equity industry is watching closely
Regulation | 23 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 |
Japan’s response to the Fukushima nuclear crisis has been to draw up plans for the world’s biggest alternative energy market. Foreign investors see solar power as the surest route to sustainable returns
Cleantech | 18 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 |
Taiwan’s stand-off over the cross-strait services pact is an impediment to integration, but missing out on the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be worse. Regulators know they must do more, and PE should benefit
Greater China | 14 May 2014 |
Several online platforms have been launched with a remit to make exchanges between GPs and LPs more transparent and convenient. Do they complement existing processes or is fundraising set for reinvention?
Regulation | 07 May 2014 |
With China IPOs still stuttering, a number of private equity investors in need of an exit have opted to go public through reverse mergers. Is the risk-reward good enough for this to become the normal?
Buyouts | 30 Apr 2014 |
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 fragile recovery?
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 |
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For 27 years, the AVCJ Forum has brought together leading investors from across the globe for three days of high-level dialogue, debate and networking. In a programme that combines strategic and tactical issues, you'll hear from some of the world's most successful deal makers as they share their insights on the opportunities for private equity investors going forward.
11-13 November 2014, Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong
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