Pak-Seng Lai, a Hong Kong-based managing partner at Vision Knight Capital, will leave the China-focused private equity firm by the end of this month.
Greater China | 19 Jan 2015 |
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) has hired Olivia Ouyang, formerly managing director and head of emerging markets at China Investment Corp. (CIC), as a Hong Kong-based director of funds and co-investments.
Greater China | 16 Jan 2015 |
The Carlyle Group has promoted Hiroyuki Otsuka, a member of its Japan buyout team, to partner as part of global round of 59 appointments, including five in Asia.
People | 13 Jan 2015 |
EIG Global Energy Partners has hired Yangyang Liu, formerly of China Investment Corporation (CIC) as managing director in its recently-established Hong Kong office.
People | 12 Jan 2015 |
Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) is trying to attract more talent with better pay in order to meet the demands of its changing investment strategy.
LPs | 08 Jan 2015 |
CDH Investments has halted deployment of its latest China venture capital fund in the wake of several departures.
Venture | 31 Dec 2014 |
Several members of TPG Capital's Japan team, led by former country head Jun Tsusaka, have launched a new private equity firm called Nippon Sangyo Suishin Kiko (NSSK).
People | 19 Dec 2014 |
Harjit Bhatia has returned to Asia Growth Capital Advisors (AGCA) as executive chairman. He left the firm in 2012 to become managing partner and CEO at PineBridge Asia Partners.
People | 18 Dec 2014 |
Tommy Yip, partner and head of North Asia at Emerald Hill Capital Partners, has resigned from his position. He is expected to form a new China-focused fund-of-funds.
People | 26 Nov 2014 |
Cyrus Driver has been named head of Asian private equity at Partners Group, replacing Andreas Baumann who has relocated to the US to head up the company’s business in the Americas.
People | 24 Nov 2014 |
Adam Furber, a Hong Kong-based member of Simpson Thacher’s private funds practice, has been elected to partner. He was previously counsel at the firm.
People | 21 Nov 2014 |
Coller Capital partner Hiro Mizuno has been named CIO of Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF). His appointment comes as the fund prepares to boost its exposure to alternative assets.
People | 20 Nov 2014 |
KKR has bulked up its operations capabilities in Australia with the addition of Matthew Claughton as a director with Capstone. He will be based in Sydney.
People | 17 Nov 2014 |
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
4-6 March 2015, The Westin, Sydney
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The market is relatively optimistic as a new government that is viewed favourable to a balanced investment arena is introduced and we see an increase in deal activity. The hopes for a flourishing PE market amid the euphoria of 2012 has not yet been realised but the potential is still present and now may well be the time for the country to take off in its own right and increase its reputation as THE hot market in Southeast Asia.
24 March 2015, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta