CDH Investments started out in 2002 with four LPs and $100 million in capital. The team had been together for six years as the private equity unit of China International Capital Corp. (CICC),...
Greater China | 04 Dec 2013
India is becoming more attractive for private equity investors as the capital overhang created by the fundraising boom of the previous vintage eases, reducing competition for deals, says Gulpreet Kohli, managing director at ChrysCapital Partners.
People | 28 Nov 2013 |
Sanjeev Aggarwal, co-founder of Helion Venture Partners, has been at the vanguard of several pivotal developments in India’s tech industry, from the birth of BPO to the flowering of e-commerce
People | 14 Nov 2013
Sigit Prasetya, managing partner at CVC Capital Partners, on why recent volatility in Indonesia shouldn’t concern PE investors, negotiating auctions and lofty valuations, and working with Southeast Asia’s family groups
People | 07 Nov 2013
Asian GPs have endured a difficult 12 months for fundraising and the region is on course for its lowest annual total in four years. Assorted LPs outline their attitudes to the asset class and the region
People | 07 Nov 2013
Brent Nicklas, managing partner at Lexington Partners, on his expectations for private equity secondaries in a global market characterized by increased regulation, consolidation and ever larger LPs
Secondaries | 07 Nov 2013
Weijian Shan, chairman and CEO of PAG, discusses China exit challenges, dealing with company founders in control investment situations, and picking businesses that are less likely to be swamped by local competition
People | 07 Nov 2013
Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital, explains his passion for wearable technology, why cleantech is now a turn-off, and how the group’s investment strategy tracks trends in innovation
Technology | 30 Oct 2013
Jane Rowe, senior vice president at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, explains the attractions of spin-out GPs in Asia and why co-investment is an important – but not the only – consideration in manager selection
LPs | 23 Oct 2013
A cold email to Innovation Works founder Kai-fu Lee landed angel investor Chris Evdemon a full-time role at the Beijing-based incubator. Now he is looking to follow the firm into Silicon Valley
People | 16 Oct 2013
The Abraaj Group’s acquisition of Aureos Capital last year was a massive short cut to a larger Asia presence. Aman Lakhaney, director at The Abraaj Group, explains the firm’s approach to non-BRIC emerging markets
Southeast Asia | 09 Oct 2013
KKR last week announced a final close of $6 billion on its second pan-Asia fund, the largest vehicle of its kind ever raised in the region. Joseph Bae, KKR's head of Asia, tells AVCJ how it will be deployed
People | 17 Jul 2013
Nick Bloy, managing partner at Navis Capital Partners, explains what ASEAN integration means for private equity and how valuation and sector issues should shape approaches to Indonesia
Southeast Asia | 10 Jul 2013
As one of Asia’s more mature markets, Australia has a different offering to most in the regional basket. Tony Duthie, managing director at Pacific Equity Partners (PEP), discusses buyouts, leverage and co-investment
Australasia | 05 Jun 2013
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India's private equity industry is in a state of transition, and only funds that are nimble on their feet and adaptive will ultimately survive. Find out what you need to navigate India's changing landscape at the 14th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture India Forum on 5-6 December. Last year's Forum was attended by more than 250 top executives coming from 15 different countries and territories around the globe. Over 50 LPs joined the event, including dozens of foreign investors looking to increase their allocations to India or to invest in the country for the very first time. The conference featured in-depth analysis about India's private equity industry with sessions that covered topics ranging from confronting the difficult exit and fundraising environment, to understanding regulatory changes, to predicting where the industry will likely be in 2015.
Date: 5-6 December 2013
Venue: Tal Lands End, Mumbai
Join us at the 11th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Australia and New Zealand Forum on 5-7 March at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney to find out how funds of varying size are raising capital, sourcing deals and exits, as well as all you need to know to effectively navigate Australasia's changing alternative asset landscape.
After a decade-long mining boom the economy is experiencing a loss of momentum and the resulting deal flow reduction and lack of value in the market means GPs are chasing many of the same acquisition targets. That said, the exit market is recovering with both IPOs and M&A activity picking up, and an increase in LPs appetite for the asset class, and the recent government change means that the industry is cautiously optimistic for the future and expecting a rise in activity over the next 12 months.
, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney