Francois Aguerre, head of origination at Coller Capital, on the march towards a $500 billion global secondaries market, the rise of GP-led transactions, and the implications of more permanent capital
Q: In many markets, deal flow and valuations are at record levels. What does this mean for secondary investors? A: Volume is going up, and that’s driven by economies growing. When I was young, a large...
A Chinese investor group featuring several private equity firms has sold the non-China assets of LifeStyles Healthcare, a global sexual health and wellness platform best known for the Lifestyles condom brand, to US-based Linden Capital Partners.
The Carlyle Group has applied for regulatory approval to acquire a 26% stake in Taiwan-based sushi chain Zhengxian, also known as Sushi Express.
Hong Kong-based insurer FWD Group and Malaysia’s Artem Ventures have set up a MYR 45m (USD 10.2m) VC fund focused on insurance technology and Islamic financial technology in Malaysia.
DeHaat, which claims to be India’s largest full-stack agricultural technology platform, has closed its Series E round on USD 60m. Sofina and Temasek Holdings were the lead investors.