Sailing Capital has teamed up with Shanghai New Culture Media, a Shenzhen-listed media enterprise, to launch a RMB1 billion ($165 million) culture fund.
Greater China | 12 Dec 2013 |
Vogo Investment has raised $350 million for its second South Korea-focused fund. A final close is expected early in 2014 once final negotiations on terms with a few LPs, including domestic heavyweight the National Pension Service, are completed.
Fundraising | 11 Dec 2013 |
Actis has closed its third global energy fund - Actis Energy 3 - at $1.15 million, exceeding its original $750 million target by 50%.
Fundraising | 10 Dec 2013 |
Global institutional investors expect returns from Asia-focused GPs to trail those of their North American and European counterparts over the next 3-5 years, according to the latest edition of Coller Capital’s Global Private Equity Barometer.
LPs | 09 Dec 2013 |
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance is to launch a new mezzanine fund with a target of JPY 30 billion ($294 million).
North Asia | 06 Dec 2013 |
Baring Private Equity Asia was named Firm of the Year at the 2013 AVCJ India Awards, while SAIF India’s Ravi Adusumalli won the Private Equity Professional of the Year honor and KKR took the PE Deal of the Year prize.
Performance | 06 Dec 2013 |
Operational involvement is increasingly a priority for Indian private equity firms as new money slowly trickles into country-focused funds, GPs said at the AVCJ India Forum.
South Asia | 05 Dec 2013 |
South Korean regulators will make it easier for domestic retail investors to participate in private equity as part of a series of reforms designed to boost the country’s capital markets.
LPs | 05 Dec 2013 |
EIG Global Energy Partners has reached a final close of $6 billion for its Energy Fund XVI after just 10 months in the market. The fund had a target of $4.25 billion.
Infrastructure | 04 Dec 2013 |
Global advisory firm Kroll has formed an alliance with India's BMR Advisors to offer investigative and due diligence services in the country.
South Asia | 04 Dec 2013 |
China’s Sailing Capital and its subsidiary Shanghai Sailing Industrial Capital have launched a RMB5 billion ($821 million) buyout fund, in a bid to facilitate cross-border transactions.
Greater China | 03 Dec 2013 |
The China Security Regulatory Commission (CSRC) plans to re-open the IPO market in January. About 50 firms are expected to pass the regulator’s review and become the first batch to list.
Greater China | 02 Dec 2013 |
Taiwan’s cabinet has approved the first amendments to the territory’s Business Mergers and Acquisitions Act in nearly a decade, including a provision that raises the level of shareholder support required for a take-private transaction to go through....
Regulation | 02 Dec 2013 |
Asian Venture Capital Journal was honored at the 2013 State Street Institutional Press Awards, Asia Pacific, winning two categories outright and receiving highly commended citations in two more.
Performance | 28 Nov 2013 |
More than 50 Chinese private equity firms are suspected of illegal fundraising activity, according to the head of a taskforce charged with tracking down offenders. A total of RMB16 billion ($2.6 billion) and more than 100,000 people are thought to be...
Greater China | 28 Nov 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
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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.
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