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...
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 |
Over five years spent investing in Asian private equity, Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (Arizona PSPRS) has gradually moved from a pan-regional to a country-focused approach.
People | 04 Mar 2015
There have been considerable improvement in Asian PE firms’ internal processes covering disclosure, governance and best practice, but the sheer LP demand for exposure to the region could push managers towards unsustainable fund sizes, says Mounir Guen,...
People | 10 Feb 2015 |
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South Korea continues to solidify its position as a premier destination for Asian private equity and venture capital investments. In 2014, nearly US$11 billion was invested into South Korean companies with exits topping US$8 billion, the highest return figures in the last 10 years. It is easy to see why international and domestic GP's hold South Korea in high regard, being one of few Asian destinations where large leveraged buyouts are possible.
Venture capital is also gaining momentum as the Park Geun Hye-led government continues to advance on initiatives to promote innovation and foster SMEs. With capital inflows and creative input from local and international VCs, South Korea is living up to its reputation as a flourishing venture ecosystem as we witness the rise of angel consortia, accelerators, and local offices for established VC funds.
This intensive and highly focused event will provide front row seats into one of Asia's most vibrant private equity markets. Key players will share their views on private equity and venture capital in Korea, Asia and beyond.
15 September 2015, South Korea- Westin Chosun, Seoul