Twenty years after Warburg Pincus set up shop in Asia, the region accounts for one third of the firm’s headcount and approximately one third of its most recent global fund. However, Charles R. Kaye, co-CEO of Warburg Pincus, is non-committal when asked if the firm would consider raising a dedicated Asia fund
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