China's CIC becomes largest state-owned investor - report
China Investment Corporation (CIC) surpassed Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) and Norway’s Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) to become the world’s largest state-owned investor in 2022, according to Global SWF Tracker.
The Chinese sovereign wealth fund ended 2022 with USD 1.35trn in assets – up from USD 1.22trn in 2021 – compared to USD 1.32trn for GPIF and USD 1.14trn for NBIM, which occupied the top two positions...
HKEX relaxes rules for IPOs by pre-profit tech companies
The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) has loosened its listing requirements to allow pre-profit technology companies to go public with market capitalisations as low as HKD 6bn (USD 764m).
Asia GPs must get smarter on target selection, costs - Bain & Co
Careful target selection – based on geography and sector – and increased emphasis on cost controls during ownership will be critical factors for Asian private equity investors as the industry braces for a downturn, according to Bain & Company.
Longreach buys Japan healthcare SaaS player
North Asia buyout specialist The Longreach Group has invested an undisclosed sum in Wellness Communications Corporation (WCC), a Japanese healthcare software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider.
Asia-Europe investor AGIC supports Danish electronics buyout
AGIC Capital, a specialist in Europe-China cross-border deals, has backed the acquisition of PR Electronics, a Danish manufacturer of signal processing equipment with an existing base in China.