Softbank President and COO Nikesh Arora has invested JPY60 billion ($482 million) in the firm in a personal stock market transaction.
North Asia | 20 Aug 2015 |
Ben Gray, managing partner at TPG Capital, is preparing to set up his own private equity firm focused on investment opportunities in Australia.
Australasia | 20 Aug 2015 |
CVC Capital Partners has hired Steve Lim, former CEO and managing director of JP Morgan in South Korea, as its chairman in the country.
North Asia | 13 Aug 2015 |
Tom Lembong, former CEO and managing partner of Quvat Capital, has been made Indonesia's trade minister as part of a broader cabinet reshuffle by President Joko Widodo.
People | 13 Aug 2015 |
TPG Growth - the mid-market growth equity platform of TPG Capital - has hired Anjali Bansal as partner and managing director. She will focus on human resources in Asia and Africa.
South Asia | 29 Jul 2015 |
The Blackstone Group has appointed its international private equity head Michael Chae to be CFO, replacing Laurence Tosi.
North America | 27 Jul 2015 |
Singapore-based Jungle Ventures has appointed David Gowdey, previously of TPG Capital’s growth investment unit, as a managing partner.
People | 24 Jul 2015 |
KKR has named Atsushi Saito, former head of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) and the Japan Exchange Group (JPX), as the non-executive chairman of KKR Japan.
People | 22 Jul 2015 |
Permira has chosen former KKR deal-maker Ryotaro Fujii as managing director and head of Japan. Yoichiro Furuse has been made chairman of Japan.
People | 16 Jul 2015 |
Alok Goel, former CEO for Indian mobile recharge service FreeCharge, has joined private equity firm SAIF Partners as its new managing director.
South Asia | 14 Jul 2015 |
Blackstone has appointed Liping Zhang as senior managing director and Greater China chairman. Zhang joins the company from Credit Suisse, where he served as co-CEO of Greater China and vice chairman of global investment banking.
People | 06 Jul 2015 |
Robert Talevski, previously head of private markets portfolio manager at Telstra Super, has set up an investment firm that will source and execute deals in Australian agribusiness, taking advantage of strong cross-border demand for exposure to the space.
Consumer | 06 Jul 2015 |
Ratan Tata - chairman emeritus of Tata Sons, holding company for India conglomerate Tata Group - has joined Singapore-based early-stage investor Jungle Ventures as a special advisor.
People | 03 Jul 2015 |
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has appointed Shou Zi Chew, formerly a partner at DST Global, as its chief financial officer.
Greater China | 02 Jul 2015 |
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