Australian GPs look to retain spirit of entrepreneurship - AVCJ Forum
The combination of personalities and skillsets that characterised the first generation of Australian private equity is unlikely to be repeated, but GPs are still looking for ways to capture elements of entrepreneurialism even as the industry becomes more institutionalised.
“When you come into a firm as an employee where the firm has 20 years of history and is onto its seventh fund, that speaks to a very different person to someone who comes in at Fund I or II, maybe not...
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.