Rabo Equity Partners is in the process of raising its second India agribusiness fund. Rajesh Srivastava, a managing director at the firm, offers his views on the tailwinds and headwinds...
South Asia | 10 Dec 2014
Everstone Capital is currently raising its third fund, which will target India and Southeast Asia. Atul Kapur, the firm’s co-founder and managing partner, looks back on existing investments and offers insight into future ones
People | 26 Nov 2014
Joseph Skrzynski, one of the founding partners of CHAMP Private Equity, began his career before the asset class properly existed in Australia. He has played a pioneering role in its development
Australasia | 19 Nov 2014
Andrew Kuo has spent two decades working on China deals, first as a banker and then as an investor with H&Q Asia Pacific and The Blackstone Group. He formed Zoyi Capital to focus on the China-Taiwan angle
People | 12 Nov 2014
As co-founder of Singapore-based JFDI.Asia, Hugh Mason has been at the vanguard of the Asia tech accelerator movement since 2010. But his record as an entrepreneur and innovator goes back further
Southeast Asia | 22 Oct 2014
For the past 30 years Advantage Partners co-founder Richard Folsom has enjoyed a front-row seat on the inner workings Japan's corporate world - here he shares his insights.
People | 24 Sep 2014
As founder and managing director of Asia’s only education-focused GP, Sandeep Aneja has found that a career in private equity can be a much about finding questions as funding answers
People | 27 Aug 2014
The Blackstone Group has entered Southeast Asia's oil and gas space with an $800 million commitment to Tamarind Energy. Angelo Acconcia, managing director at Blackstone Energy Partners, explains the rationale
People | 20 Aug 2014
After more than a decade at CLSA Capital Partners, Josephine Price left to pursue an interest in sustainable investment. It led her to Myanmar, the region’s last frontier market, and Anthem Asia
Southeast Asia | 23 Jul 2014
M&A advisors turned PE investors, Liang Meng and Kevin Zhang pooled their experiences at J.P. Morgan, D.E. Shaw and Goldman Sachs to create Ascendent Capital Partners, and pursue a different kind of China strategy
Greater China | 16 Jul 2014
New Horizon Capital CEO Yasushi Ando has emerged as a leading voice for boosting the profile of private equity in Japan. His efforts are starting gain traction but the journey has not been smooth
People | 25 Jun 2014
The relationship PE firms and large institutional investors has yet to settle down following the disturbance created by the global financial crisis, but fee discounts, co-investment and direct investment are here to stay, says Marcus Simpson, head of...
LPs | 19 Jun 2014 |
Japan Bank for International Cooperation made its first commitment to a top-tier GP this year, backing CVC Capital Partners’ latest Asia fund. Managing Executive Officer Shigeki Kimura explains the group’s strategy
North Asia | 18 Jun 2014
Kazushige Kobayashi (pictured), managing director at Capital Dynamics, and Soichi Sam Takata, head of private equity at Tokio Marine Asset Management, discuss the implications of improving investor sentiment in Japan
LPs | 18 Jun 2014
Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board has established a sizeable presence in Asia and is making ever larger commitments to GPs in the region. But Mark Machin, the fund’s Asia president, says it is still early days
LPs | 28 May 2014
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
4-6 March 2015, The Westin, Sydney
The AVCJ Indonesia Forum is back for a fourth year! Mark your calendars now and join us on March 24th, 2015 in Jakarta at Indonesia's longest running, largest and most prestigious industry gathering.
The market is relatively optimistic as a new government that is viewed favourable to a balanced investment arena is introduced and we see an increase in deal activity. The hopes for a flourishing PE market amid the euphoria of 2012 has not yet been realised but the potential is still present and now may well be the time for the country to take off in its own right and increase its reputation as THE hot market in Southeast Asia.
24 March 2015, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta