Australia-based Pacific Equity Partners quietly launched a credit strategy – PEP Capital Solutions – in 2021 and has since deployed AUD 700m (USD 445m). Jake Haines, a managing director at the firm, explains where it has gone
Holger Rothenbusch, head of infrastructure and climate at British International Investment, unpacks the opportunities and challenges of a significant new credit programme for developing Asia
Australian wealth management platform Koda Capital eschews mainstream private equity in favour of more obscure alternatives, but what the firm really wants are managers that understand its needs
Mensa Brands, an India-based platform that agglomerates emerging consumer brands, has received USD 40m in funding from EvolutionX Debt Capital structured as a debt facility and a convertible investment.
Chris Botsford, co-founding partner and CIO of Asia-focused private credit provider ADM Capital, on linking financial and sustainability outcomes, the merits of SMAs, and opportunities in complexity
Private credit and secondary continuation funds have emerged as popular themes globally as high interest rates, geopolitical tensions, and macro uncertainty persist, GPs told the AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum Japan 2023.
Indonesia’s Amartha, a small business lender focused on rural women entrepreneurs, has raised USD 100m in debt financing from US impact investor Community Investment Management (CIM).
The conservative virtues of private credit relative to private equity have come into fashion in a risk-off world. But global participation in the Asian side of the story will be limited
DCL Investments, one of the first local private equity firms to focus on distressed assets in China, has raised CNY 4bn (USD 578m) for its latest renminbi-denominated fund.
17Capital is a credit provider to the private equity industry, lending against fee streams at the GP level and the fund level. Pierre-Antoine de Selancy, the firm’s managing partner, assesses the market
Compensation for private equity professionals at most levels of seniority in Asia Pacific continued its upward trend in 2022 despite a weaker economic outlook and a slowdown in deal flow, but executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles expects some kind...
Kotak Mahindra Advisors (KIA), the alternative assets arm of Kotak Mahindra Group, has committed INR 10.7bn (USD 129.4m) to Indian pharmaceuticals manufacturer Biocon to support the latter’s acquisition of a biosimilar business from global healthcare...
Asia-based private debt managers hope to take advantage of renewed LP appetite for the asset class, while enjoying higher returns driven by rising interest rates and widening spreads
KKR and Mubadala Investment – a sovereign investor controlled by the government of Abu Dhabi – have established a partnership through which they will co-invest in performing credit opportunities across Asia Pacific.
India-based venture debt investor Alteria Capital has announced a first close of INR 10bn (USD 125m) on its third fund, noting there is plenty of room for growth in a local VC ecosystem where debt accounts for less than 5% of all investments, compared...
BlackRock has led a USD 300m investment in Indonesia’s Traveloka via a credit fund as expectations mount for an IPO by the travel platform.
Navis Capital Partners has launched a credit unit that will provide financing to companies in Asia that require growth capital but are reluctant to bring in equity investors.
Affirma Capital is expanding its Korean coverage with the launch of dedicated private debt and secondaries businesses following a relaxation in local regulations.
The Blackstone Group has recruited Mark Glengarry, formerly of Anchorage Capital Group, as head of Asia Pacific origination for its credit business.
Private debt investors in Asia are mindful of mounting global risks, but they also see opportunities emerging within the region across the capital structure
Hong Kong-based FundPark, a VC-backed liquidity provider for e-commerce merchants, has received an asset-backed securitisation (ABS) facility of up to USD 250m from Goldman Sachs.
R-Bridge Fund, a credit vehicle established by healthcare-focused private equity firm CBC Group, has completed what it claims is the first royalty-backed investment in China’s biomedicine space.
SoftBank Vision Fund 2 has led a USD 144m equity round for Singapore small business lending platform Funding Societies.
High valuations, pursuing complexity, and eradicating write-offs were on the agenda when Marc Rowan, co-founder and CEO of Apollo Global Management, spoke at the AVCJ Forum. Here are some highlights