Bruno Bézard, previously the head of France's Treasury Department, will join Cathay Capital and help the Sino-French PE firm launch a new fund.
Mark Machin, head of international and Asia president at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), will become the pension fund’s next global president and CEO. The appointment comes as CPPIB’s annual report indicates a continued ramp up in its...
New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF), a government-sponsored VC fund-of-funds, has appointed Richard Dellabarca as its new CEO. He replaces Franceska Banga, who has led the fund since its inception in 2002.
Three senior executives – including Jun Wang, the managing partner and chairman – have left Fosun Kinzon Capital, the venture capital arm of China’s Fosun Group, to set up their own firm.
CVC Capital Partners has recruited Yi Luo, formerly of The Blackstone Group, as partner and head of China. He began his new role in February.
Herbert Chia, formerly head of the data committee and vice president at Alibaba Group, has joined Sequoia China as a venture partner to focus on investing in big data start-ups.
Ruby Lu, co-founder and general partner at DCM China, has joined H Capital, a China-focused venture capital firm founded by Xiaohong Chen, ex-China managing partner at Tiger Global Management.
Hamilton Lane has promoted three Asia-based professionals – Tomoko Kitao, Mingchen Xia (pictured) and Josh Jacob – to managing director.
Samara Capital has named Sanjay Purohit, the managing director for India at global clothing manufacturer Levi Strauss, as a partner.
Singapore’s Temasek Holdings has combined its sector and market investment teams under a single investment group – promoting to president the two executives who will run this division – and created a new portfolio strategy and risk group in response...
Rishi Navani, co-founder of Matrix Partners India, has left the GP to start a new investment practice, Epiq Capital.
Singapore’s GIC Private has named Yong-Cheen Choo as chief investment officer for private equity, one of five new roles created to enhance the sovereign wealth fund’s investment capabilities.
Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank has spoken out in defense of Nikesh Arora, its president and COO - and presumed successor to CEO Masayoshi Son - who has been accused of conflict of interest and poor investment performance.
Nearly two thirds of private equity professionals in the Asia Pacific region expect an increase in base salary this year, with mid-level executives – vice presidents, principals and directors – the biggest driver.
Piau-Voon Wang, formerly a partner and head of Asian investments at Adams Street Partners, has been appointed as co-CIO for Chinese wealth manager Noah Holdings.
David Li, former managing director and head of China at Warburg Pincus, has joined the PE firm’s portfolio company Ucar, a Chinese chauffeured car service provider, as vice chairman.
Bain Capital has rebranded its credit investment and public equities divisions – Sankaty Advisors and Brookside Capital – under the Bain Capital name and announced changes to its senior leadership.
CompareAsiaGroup, an online financial comparison platform that last year received a $40 million round led by Goldman Sachs, has appointed former KKR executive Sam Allen as its CEO.
Natalie Meyenn has stepped down as head of private equity at MLC, the wealth management arm of the National Australia Bank (NAB).
The Blackstone Group has appointed Chris Heady as chairman for the Asia Pacific region. He will retain his existing responsibilities as head of real estate in the region.
EIG Global Energy Partners has hired Rex Chung, formerly of KKR, as managing director and co-head of Asia. He will be based in Hong Kong.
TVM Capital Healthcare Partners, which focuses on healthcare investments in emerging markets, has deepened its coverage of Southeast Asia with the appointment of one operating partner and two senior advisors in Singapore.
TPG Capital has appointed Joel Thickins, formerly a director at CHAMP Private Equity, as new Australia country head.
Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has appointed Norihiro Takahashi, a long-standing executive at Norinchukin Bank, as its president.