Assets held by the world’s 100 largest managers increased 10% to $4.01 trillion in 2016 as growth in commitments to private equity, real estate, and credit more than offset a decline in hedge funds. Approximately 8% of these assets are invested in Asia Pacific.
Private equity funds accounted for $695 billion, up from $640.2 billion in 2015, while PE fund-of-funds increased from $419.7 billion to $492 billion, according to a survey conducted by Willis Towers Watson....
PAI Capital, a Hong Kong and London-based asset manager that primarily caters to high net worth individuals (HNWIs) has paid RMB1.45 billion ($212 million) for a 24.22% stake in Vtron Group, a Shenzhen-listed video display systems manufacturer.
Vietnam’s VinaCapital and Japan’s Daiwa PI Partners have sold the remainder of their interest in Vietnamese dairy producer International Dairy Products (IDP).
A consortium led by China Resources Capital (CR Capital) has agreed to acquire a 65% stake in Hong Kong retail and supermarket operator City Super Group.
Indian online used car marketplace Spinny has acquired local counterpart Truebil, setting up several venture capital exits.