Institutional investors in Australia and New Zealand are looking to establish deeper relationships with portfolio GPs – and while co-investment is part of the dynamic, it doesn’t necessarily stretch to co-underwriting.
For many LPs in Australia, the past decade has been characterized by a movement closer to the ultimate assets, with relatively expensive fund-of-funds exposure giving way to direct investments in funds....
Singapore’s Openspace Ventures has hired Jessica Huang Pouleur (pictured), formerly of Providence Equity Partners and latterly head of Asia M&A for The Walt Disney Company, as an executive director.
The Blackstone Group has made a partial exit from Indian packaging manufacturer Essel Propack (EPL) – which provides the tubes to 40% of the world’s toothpaste – generating proceeds of INR18.6 billion ($253.4 million).
Increased climate change awareness on a corporate level is leading to more investment – either direct or through funds – in start-ups that offer mitigation solutions. Asia is a key geography
Healthcare-focused Panacea Venture has led a $40 million Series C round for China’s XWPharma, a neurobiology-focused biotech developer previously known as XW Laboratories.