Asian Venture Capital Journal (AVCJ)
SoftBank Vision Fund has committed $2 billion to South Korean e-commerce business Coupang, reportedly valuing the company at $9 billion.
Chinese commercial space launch start-up LandSpace has secured RMB300 million ($43 million) in an extended Series B round led by China Growth Capital.
In its debut Japan investment, L Catterton plans to help eyewear maker Owndays expand its customer-friendly business model outside its home market
China has rolled out another proposal for a start-up friendly listing regime in Shanghai, this time with presidential imprimatur. PE investors are skeptical as to how quickly it could challenge Hong Kong
Swedish pension fund AP2 could be about to see a significant jump in its private equity allocation. Head of alternatives Anders Strömblad outlines what the organization looks for in prospective portfolio GPs
Yup S. Kim, a senior portfolio manager for private equity and special opportunities, at Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC) discusses co-investment, accessing Asia, and allocating to permanent capital structures
Finding talented personnel to source and execute investments remains the biggest challenge facing Asia’s private equity industry, GPs told the AVCJ Forum.
Private equity compensation rose across the board in Asia Pacific last year – a trend that is seen to reflect rising competition for talent as the number of firms and volume of capital in the region continues to grow.