Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has reached a first close of A$600 million ($433 million) on its secure assets fund, which invests in companies in Australia and New Zealand that generate annuity income but also offer opportunities for traditional private equity-style operational improvement.
The vehicle was launched earlier this year with a target of A$750 million and a hard cap of A$1 billion. The first investment came in May with the acquisition of Origin Energy’s Acumen smart meters...
MyGlamm, an online Indian cosmetics brand, has agreed to acquire POPxo, a women-focused content platform for an undisclosed sum. Both companies have several VC backers.
Japan’s MUFG Bank has set up a Singapore-based venture debt business alongside Israeli financial technology start-up Liquidity Capital. Its debut fund has been set up with an initial $80 million.
The economic fallout from COVID-19 will not spare any sector, but careful planning can ensure private equity firms can take advantage of India’s ambitious energy transition goals
China’s aggressive renewable energy development targets are creating opportunities for investors in various points along the supply chain, but inconsistent regulation remains a concern