CITIC Capital has launched a special purpose acquisition vehicle (SPAC) – or blank check company – on the New York Stock Exchange to pursue deals under its One Belt One Road (OBOR) strategy.
Northstar Group, a Southeast Asia-focused private equity firm that counts Indonesia as its core market, is looking to raise $800 million for its fifth fund, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Jean Eric Salata, CEO of Baring Private Equity Asia, argues that a $6.5 billion fund is not too large for Asia – he wishes he’d raised more – and explains why size increasingly represents a competitive advantage
Australia-based SiteMinder benefited from being an early mover in the global hotel software space. It has joined a select group of local B2B players endowed with international scale and strong cashflow
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Several public sector organizations have committed $500 million to six funds managed by Bamboo Capital Partners under a new investment platform dedicated to achieving the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs).
CITIC Capital is bidding for a 22% stake in the McDonald’s China and Hong Kong business held by CITIC Group, formerly its parent and now one of several shareholders.
Having closed its ninth fund at $14 billion, Lexington Partners is hunting for assets in a secondary market that is becoming ever larger and diverse. Asia is on the agenda, whether it’s GP-led restructurings or LP portfolios
Ares Management has agreed to buy a controlling stake in SSG Capital, an Asia-focused credit and special situations fund manager with approximately $6.2 billion in assets under management, including $3.9 billion in dry powder.
The last three months of 2019 were consistent with the preceding nine as pan-regional fundraising remained weak and exits continued to disappoint. Only investment rebelled against the status quo
Baring Private Equity Asia has closed its seventh fund with commitments of $6.5 billion. It is the fourth-largest pan-Asian private equity vehicle ever raised.
Sammasan Capital, a credit investment firm established by two former executives with GE Capital in Asia, is looking to raise up to $300 million for its debut fund.
Brett Sutton, who leads Affinity Equity Partners’ operations in Australia, has resigned from the firm after more than 15 years of service.
Innovent Biologics has set a new standard for Chinese biotech, securing an innovative drug development tie-up with Eli Lilly and then completing a successful Hong Kong listing
Capital committed to Asia-focused private equity managers fell 28% year-on-year to $104.4 billion in 2019, largely due to a drop-off in activity in the pan-regional buyout and venture capital segments. Investments and exits were also down on the previous...
Projected carried interest payments from Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia’s (MSPEA) investment in Chinese dairy products company China Feihe were largely responsible for a near fivefold increase in annual investment revenue for the parent bank.
The Hong Kong government has pledged to resolve uncertainty within the private equity industry on the taxation of carried interest as part of efforts to make the territory more attractive to fund managers.
China’s private consumption story continues to be a driving force for PAG Asia Capital. The GP also won prizes for Deal of the Year - Large Cap and Fundraising of the Year - Large Cap
FountainVest Partners has acquired a significant minority stake in Maoyan Entertainment, a Chinese online ticketing business that completed an IPO in Hong Kong last February.
Hony Capital has injected HK$780 million ($100 million) into Best Food Holdings, the Hong Kong-listed platform it established in 2016 to make investments in China’s food and beverage industry.
Uncertainty continued to weigh on China private equity deal flow last year, leaving plenty of capital sitting on the sidelines waiting to reengage. GPs see diversification as an antidote to competition
KKR has committed an additional $150 million in funding to its India-based non-banking financial company (NBFC), citing strong growth prospects for credit investment in the country.
Fajr Capital, a Dubai-based private equity firm that makes investments in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, has exited its position in Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD).
China-focused venture capital fund-of-funds Unicorn Capital Partners, which has raised $350 million for its latest vehicle, expects consolidation in the tech investment space as underperforming GPs flounder