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...
North America | 26 Aug 2015 |
After 15 years spent advising PE firms in Asia, Dennis Montecillo has returned to his native country as executive vice president with the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI). The timing could not be better
People | 19 Aug 2015
As Terra Firma prepares to return to market, Guy Hands, the firm’s founder and chairman, explains why the changing GP-LP dynamic requires more flexibility on structures and fees, and GPs with more skin in the game
People | 05 Aug 2015
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is one of few North American LPs to set up an office in Asia and Mark Machin, the group's head of international and Asia president, admits it is not for everyone.
People | 04 Jul 2015 |
The Longreach Group made a name for itself acquiring non-core assets from Japanese corporates. Masamichi Yoshizawa, a partner with the North Asia-focused firm, expects more of these deals
North Asia | 17 Jun 2015
Having created the largest Asia-focused fund-of-funds as a division of Macquarie, Michael Lukin and his team spun out two years ago to form ROC Partners. Secondaries and co-investments are the areas of focus
Fund-of-funds | 03 Jun 2015
Saratoga Capital is focusing on infrastructure opportunities in Indonesia with a particular emphasis on power and telecommunications, according to Sandiaga Uno, one of the firm’s founding partners.
Southeast Asia | 27 May 2015 |
Hony Capital CEO John Zhao expects to see more control opportunities arising from domestic succession planning, cross-border expansion and restructuring. He explains how his firm is preparing the ground
Buyouts | 20 May 2015
Unison Capital is in the process of raising its fourth Japan-focused fund. Tatsuo Kawasaki, a partner at the firm, discusses how government policy and market dynamics might impact its deployment
People | 12 May 2015
Consumer and healthcare are increasingly prominent among the China deals that LEK Consulting is working on as the economy transitions from an investment-led to a consumer-led model, according to Ken Chen, a direct and partner with the firm.
Greater China | 24 Apr 2015 |
It has been nearly a decade since Vani Kola, managing director of Kalaari Capital, went from being Silicon Valley entrepreneur to an India venture capitalist. The big move appears to have paid off
South Asia | 22 Apr 2015
In six years of operation, Singapore’s Hera Capital has pursued a strategy focusing on small funds and quick deployment. Managing Partner Thierry Panafieu explains the virtues of staying small
Southeast Asia | 15 Apr 2015
Nothing is off limits now when LPs are conducting due diligence on private equity firms as investors respond to issues such as regulatory change, according to Rodney Muse, co-founder and managing partner of Navis Capital Partners.
Southeast Asia | 02 Apr 2015 |
Despite initial local skepticism and competition from global rivals, Tokopedia has become Indonesia’s leading online marketplace, securing $100 million from SoftBank and Sequoia Capital last year. CEO William Tanuwijaya charts the journey
Technology | 18 Mar 2015
Chinese GPs that made their names with renminbi-denominated funds and then sought to launch US dollar vehicles are finding it harder than they expected to win over international LPs, according to Lorna Chen, a partner with law firm Shearman & Sterling.
People | 10 Mar 2015 |
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