California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) has announced Ted Eliopoulos as its new chief investment officer. He currently occupies the role in an interim capacity, having previously served as senior investment officer for real assets.
People | 18 Sep 2014 |
KKR has agreed to invest INR10 billion ($164 million) in ailing Indian infrastructure conglomerate GMR Holdings (GMR), the parent of GMR Infrastructure (GIL), via a structured credit facility.
South Asia | 17 Sep 2014 |
The Hong Kong Jockey Club has substantially increased its investments in alternative assets as part of efforts to diversify its holdings and achieve stronger returns.
LPs | 17 Sep 2014 |
Tianhe Chemicals has issued a point-by-point rebuttal of allegations that it made false statements in its IPO prospectus, with second-largest investor Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) declaring its full support.
Greater China | 15 Sep 2014 |
Investors in private equity funds are often preoccupied by analysis of potential growth trends and neglect close due diligence of a GP’s ability to generate value over a sustained period of time, industry participants told the AVCJ Korea Forum.
LPs | 11 Sep 2014 |
Japan’s Nomura Asset Management has set up a joint venture with Shenzhen Hua Xia Ren He Capital Management to conduct private equity fund business in China.
Greater China | 11 Sep 2014 |
LeapFrog Investments - the specialist microfinance investor backed by George Soros and JP Morgan Chase - has reached a $400 million close on its second fund targeting financial services investments in emerging Asia and Africa.
Southeast Asia | 10 Sep 2014 |
Unison Capital has reached a first close on its latest Japan buyout vehicle - Unison Capital Partners IV(F) - of JPY45 billion ($428 million), with the fund expecting a final close of JPY75 billion.
North Asia | 08 Sep 2014 |
The Carlyle Group has reached a final close on its fourth Asian fund - Carlyle Asia Partners IV (CAP IV) - at $3.9 billion.
Fundraising | 08 Sep 2014 |
There will be no AVCJ bulletin on September 9 due to a public holiday in Hong Kong marking the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Performance | 08 Sep 2014 |
Singapore-based United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) and Japan's ORIX Corp. (ORIX) have launched a mezzanine fund providing expansion capital to mid-sized companies in Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asia | 05 Sep 2014 |
Taiwan’s Fubon Group, Hong Kong's Media Asia and South Korean music giant SM Entertainment have established a media-focused fund to jointly invest in Chinese film and TV production.
Greater China | 04 Sep 2014 |
Zhongyuan Union Stem Cell Bio-engineering, a Chinese stem cell storage service operator, has partnered with China Yinhong Capital to launch an industry M&A fund with a target of RMB5 billion ($813 million).
Greater China | 03 Sep 2014 |
Guilin Guanglu Measuring Instrument, a Chinese electronic digital caliper maker, plans to raise RMB710 million ($115 million) from four domestic private equity firms.
Greater China | 03 Sep 2014 |
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28 August 2014, Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore
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