Vishal Bakshi, a managing director at Goldman Sachs in India, has left the firm to found his own private equity firm Avatar Growth Capital Partners.
Intel Capital has named Anthony Lin, who has been with parent company Intel Corp’s M&A team since 2008, as managing director and head of Asia.
Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank has named a successor to COO and President Nikesh Arora, who stepped down earlier this week.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has named Suyi Kim and Deborah Orida as managing director, head of Asia and managing director, head of private equity Asia, respectively.
Australia’s IFM Investors is aiming to enhance its PE business with the appointment of former CHAMP Ventures co-head Stuart Wardman-Browne as executive director of the investment group’s private capital team.
Nikesh Arora, the president and COO of Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank and the presumptive successor of CEO Masayoshi Son, will step down from his positions at the company.
The Carlyle Group has hired Jesse Wu, the former chairman of Johnson & Johnson China, as a senior advisor to the firm’s Asia buyout team.
The Carlyle Group has promoted David Bluff to managing director and head of its buyout team in Australia and New Zealand. He was previously a director with the firm.
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) has named Shin-Woo Kang, most recently CEO of Hanwa Asset Management, as its new CIO. He replaces Heung-Sik Choo, who stepped down in February after less than two years in the job.
Ron Cao, co-founder and managing director of Lightspeed China Partners, is preparing to set up his own venture capital firm called Yunjiu Capital.
General Atlantic has recruited Eric Zhang, formerly of The Carlyle Group, as managing director and head of China. He will lead the firm’s investments in growth Chinese companies.
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.