Large institutional investors pursuing direct deals on a solo basis represents a logical evolution of the private equity industry and shouldn’t necessarily be regarded as a threat, Asia-focused buyout managers told the AVCJ Forum.
“It’s happening in Asia to some extent, although most LPs doing direct deals are co-investing or co-sponsoring,” said Jean-Eric Salata, CEO and founding partner at Baring Private Equity Asia. “I...
Shanghai Kechow Pharma, a Chinese small molecule targeted drug developer, has raised a $45 million Series C round led by Decheng Capital.
Kurt Bjorklund, a co-managing partner at Permira, explains how a sector-focused investment style is becoming indispensable in Asia’s competitive and disruption-prone markets
Baibu, a Chinese B2B trading and services platform for the textiles and fabrics industry, has raised a $300 million Series D round led by DST Global.
Food delivery start-up Delivery Hero has agreed to acquire Korean peer Woowa Brothers in a deal that values the target at $4 billion and will facilitate exits for several private equity investors.