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
Chad Ovel turned around a portfolio company for Mekong Capital and then joined the PE firm as a partner. With the Vietnam-focused GP targeting $150 million for its third fund, he offers insights into a changing market
Southeast Asia | 21 May 2014
From Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp to Google’s purchase of Nest Labs, large US technology companies are increasingly using the ample cash on their balance sheets for M&A. Jessica Archibald, managing director at Top Tier Capital Partners, this...
Venture | 15 May 2014 |
Australia is a consistent source of buyout deals for pan-Asian funds but its share of the regional total is falling in percentage terms as GPs source larger ticket deals in other markets, according to Sebastiaan van den Berg, managing director at HarbourVest...
LPs | 25 Apr 2014 |
Andy Hayes, PE investment officer at the Oregon State Treasury (OST), has been managing his fund’s Asian investments for nearly six years. The role is as much about networks as it is know-how
LPs | 02 Apr 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