Hamilton Tang learned about Chinese business the hard way, setting up a cinema joint venture in the 1990s. Now he offers funding and expertise to domestic entrepreneurs as managing partner of SMC Capital
Nick Nash left a career with General Atlantic to work for one of the private equity firm’s portfolio companies. A year later he sees it as one of the best moves he’s ever made
From Australia to China and buyouts to venture, industry participants give their perspectives on the year to come for fundraising, investments, and exits
Neil Shen, managing partner of Sequoia Capital China, on identifying stand-out entrepreneurs and the competitive dynamics of a maturing start-up ecosystem
Jean Eric Salata, CEO and founding partner of Baring Private Equity Asia, on why fund and deal sizes are getting bigger
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 estate
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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...
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
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
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.
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
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