M.K. Sinha, CEO of IDFC Alternatives, explains how the firm has been focusing on private equity exits, gradual accumulation of assets in infrastructure, and opportunistic openings in real...
Investments | 25 Nov 2015
CDIB Capital, the PE arm of Taiwan’s China Development Financial, recently closed its $405 million debut China fund for China. Paul Yang, president and CEO of CDF, explains how the strategy is differentiated
Greater China | 18 Nov 2015
The launch of Philippines-focused Navegar represented another breakthrough for Asian private equity. For Honorio Poblador IV, the firm’s managing partner, it was more than a decade in the making
Southeast Asia | 11 Nov 2015
Creador targets mid-market investments in Southeast Asia and India. CEO Brahmal Vasudevan explains why he sees limited competition outside of India, and why he’s excited about the Philippines
South Asia | 04 Nov 2015
Oaktree Capital Management has been following a mantra of “move forward, but with caution,” since 2011, and Howard Marks, the firm’s chairman, told AVCJ earlier this year that he has seen no reason to change this outlook.
North America | 02 Nov 2015 |
Ruigang Li forged a career with Shanghai Media Group and then left to start media-focused private equity firm CMC Capital Partners. He explains why capital is entering the sector and where he sees it heading
Media | 29 Oct 2015
GrabTaxi started out as an entry in business plan contest at Harvard Business School in 2011, where it placed second. Co-founder and CEO Anthony Tan explains how it has become Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing company
Technology | 29 Oct 2015
Co-investment is a key tenet of the private equity strategy at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Nicole Musicco, managing director and head of Asia Pacific, explains how the group likes to participate
LPs | 29 Oct 2015
Having worked on one of Japan’s biggest-ever deals with Permira, Tomoya Shiraishi returned to his small-cap growth buyout roots with Phronesis Partners – with a bit of venture philanthropy in between
North Asia | 14 Oct 2015
The International Finance Corporation helps emerging managers in frontier markets get off the ground. However, the current priority is to back more established managers in more established markets
LPs | 29 Sep 2015
Bain Capital’s strategy of raising funds that are smaller than those of its longstanding industry peers has been beneficial in terms of generating co-investment opportunities, says Stephen Pagliuca, a managing director at the firm.
Buyout | 24 Sep 2015 |
The UN-sponsored Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) initiative has extended its coverage into private equity in recent years. Managing Director Fiona Reynolds offers a snapshot of her findings
Regulation | 16 Sep 2015
Charles R. Kaye, co-CEO at Warburg Pincus, discusses the growing importance of Asia to his firm, valuation bubbles in the technology space, and changes in the GP-LP relationship
People | 09 Sep 2015
Twenty years after Warburg Pincus set up shop in Asia, the region accounts for one third of the firm’s headcount and approximately one third of its most recent global fund. However, Charles R. Kaye, co-CEO of Warburg Pincus, is non-committal when asked...
North America | 26 Aug 2015 |
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