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...
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 |
For resources-focused GP Denham Capital, the commodities downturn has thrown up some interesting opportunities. Bert Koth, the firm’s Perth-based managing director, explains why his eye is now on Asia
People | 04 Feb 2015
Credited as one of the founders of Indian private equity, Renuka Ramnath built up ICICI Venture before going solo to repeat the act with Multiples Alternative Asset Management. She sees her work as far from over
South Asia | 14 Jan 2015
With an increasing number of Japanese companies looking to expand overseas, strategies to support these efforts feature more prominently in Advantage Partners' investment theses, according to Richard Folsom, the Tokyo-based GP's representative partner.
North Asia | 13 Jan 2015 |
Rabo Equity Partners is in the process of raising its second India agribusiness fund. Rajesh Srivastava, a managing director at the firm, offers his views on the tailwinds and headwinds driving the sector
South Asia | 10 Dec 2014
Everstone Capital is currently raising its third fund, which will target India and Southeast Asia. Atul Kapur, the firm’s co-founder and managing partner, looks back on existing investments and offers insight into future ones
People | 26 Nov 2014
Joseph Skrzynski, one of the founding partners of CHAMP Private Equity, began his career before the asset class properly existed in Australia. He has played a pioneering role in its development
Australasia | 19 Nov 2014
Andrew Kuo has spent two decades working on China deals, first as a banker and then as an investor with H&Q Asia Pacific and The Blackstone Group. He formed Zoyi Capital to focus on the China-Taiwan angle
People | 12 Nov 2014
As co-founder of Singapore-based JFDI.Asia, Hugh Mason has been at the vanguard of the Asia tech accelerator movement since 2010. But his record as an entrepreneur and innovator goes back further
Southeast Asia | 22 Oct 2014
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
245-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo