From bust to boom, Yoshito Hori, CEO and founder of Globis Capital Management, has spent 20 years investing in Japanese VC - a story that is as much about education as it is capital
People | 22 Jan 2014
While other Australian GPs have moved on to larger transactions, Wolseley Private Equity remains resolutely lower mid-market. Richard Burrows, a director at the firm, explains why
Australasia | 15 Jan 2014
CVC Capital Partners has completed two control deals in China in 2013 and Steve Koltes, the firm's co-founder and co-chairman, expects more to follow. This evolution of opportunities in existing markets - plus the opening up of new markets - will see...
Europe | 23 Dec 2013 |
For the last 12 years IDG Ventures’ Henry Nguyen has played a role in the opening up of Vietnam, from helping launch its first VC fund to introducing an the World’s most iconic fast food brand
People | 11 Dec 2013
Dwight Poler, managing director with Bain Capital in Europe, on the openings created by economic volatility in the euro zone and supporting portfolio companies that seek expansion in Asia
Europe | 11 Dec 2013
CDH Investments started out in 2002 with four LPs and $100 million in capital. The team had been together for six years as the private equity unit of China International Capital Corp. (CICC), but the asset class was relatively unknown and unproven in...
Greater China | 04 Dec 2013
India is becoming more attractive for private equity investors as the capital overhang created by the fundraising boom of the previous vintage eases, reducing competition for deals, says Gulpreet Kohli, managing director at ChrysCapital Partners.
People | 28 Nov 2013 |
Sanjeev Aggarwal, co-founder of Helion Venture Partners, has been at the vanguard of several pivotal developments in India’s tech industry, from the birth of BPO to the flowering of e-commerce
People | 14 Nov 2013
Sigit Prasetya, managing partner at CVC Capital Partners, on why recent volatility in Indonesia shouldn’t concern PE investors, negotiating auctions and lofty valuations, and working with Southeast Asia’s family groups
People | 07 Nov 2013
Asian GPs have endured a difficult 12 months for fundraising and the region is on course for its lowest annual total in four years. Assorted LPs outline their attitudes to the asset class and the region
People | 07 Nov 2013
Brent Nicklas, managing partner at Lexington Partners, on his expectations for private equity secondaries in a global market characterized by increased regulation, consolidation and ever larger LPs
Secondaries | 07 Nov 2013
Weijian Shan, chairman and CEO of PAG, discusses China exit challenges, dealing with company founders in control investment situations, and picking businesses that are less likely to be swamped by local competition
People | 07 Nov 2013
Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital, explains his passion for wearable technology, why cleantech is now a turn-off, and how the group’s investment strategy tracks trends in innovation
Technology | 30 Oct 2013
Jane Rowe, senior vice president at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, explains the attractions of spin-out GPs in Asia and why co-investment is an important – but not the only – consideration in manager selection
LPs | 23 Oct 2013
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Join us at the 11th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Australia and New Zealand Forum on 5-7 March at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney to find out how funds of varying size are raising capital, sourcing deals and exits, as well as all you need to know to effectively navigate Australasia's changing alternative asset landscape.
After a decade-long mining boom the economy is experiencing a loss of momentum and the resulting deal flow reduction and lack of value in the market means GPs are chasing many of the same acquisition targets. That said, the exit market is recovering with both IPOs and M&A activity picking up, and an increase in LPs appetite for the asset class, and the recent government change means that the industry is cautiously optimistic for the future and expecting a rise in activity over the next 12 months.
5-7 March 2014, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney