Overallocation-driven secondary sales more talk than action – Coller
More LPs are considering sales of private equity positions via the secondary market as they find themselves overallocated to the asset class following sharp adjustments in public markets valuations, but Coller Capital has yet to see this translate into...
Asian GPs prioritize portfolio resilience - Bain & Co
Three out of five GPs in Asia Pacific would be willing to forego at least 5% of near-term profit if that sum could be invested in making their portfolio companies more resilient across a range of metrics.
LPs worried about denominator effect as capital calls rise - survey
LPs are receiving more capital calls from private equity firms following the coronavirus outbreak, with the concurrent drop in public market valuations prompting concerns about overallocation to the asset class, according to a survey by the Institutional...
Coronavirus in China: Back from the brink
China GPs are trying to navigate the coronavirus uncertainty and help portfolio companies pick up the pieces, whether that means cutting costs or realizing new revenue streams
Preferred equity: Last in, first out
Issuing preferred equity to secondary investors is a short-cut to liquidity for China VCs with valuable portfolios but few exits. The strategy isn’t universally popular, but what will it take for GPs to make the leap?
Secondary restructurings: Opportunistic delays
Creative secondary deals are presenting private equity investors with new options for extending exposure to prized assets. Although a modest trend, it evokes big questions about best conduct
LPs must address staffing constraints as Asian opportunities multiply
Global LPs targeting increasingly complex opportunity sets in Asia must streamline their activity and employ a range of techniques to reconcile shortages in investment team resources, panelists told the Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity Association's...
ESG: Digging deeper
Comprehensive adoption of responsible investment protocols in private equity is being driven by a handful of players within the global LP community. They must continue to establish industry best practice
Baring-owned Vistra acquires Indian professional services group
Vistra, a Hong Kong-based corporate services provider owned by Baring Private Equity Asia, has acquired Indian professional services group Ujwal Management Services.
Singapore's TIH buys $46m portfolio from Temasek unit
Singapore-listed private equity firm TIH has purchased a majority stake in a resources and healthcare-focused portfolio from a unit of Temasek Holdings for S$62 million ($45.8 million).
Social and governance: A good neighbor
Social and governance issues may not command the same level of attention as environmental factors, but GPs are nevertheless highly aware of their importance - before and after making an investment
PE and ESG: More than a box check
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues have traditionally featured in pre-deal due diligence to mitigate risk, but GPs are increasingly called upon to weave these considerations into strategic thinking
VC-backed Housing.com fires controversial CEO
Rahul Yadav, the controversial CEO of VC-backed Indian property portal Housing.com, has been ousted from the company.
L Capital-owned Ku De Ta to re-brand as Ce La Vi
Ku Dé Ta Group, the Singapore luxury restaurant and club chain controlled by L Capital Asia, has has re-branded as Ce La Vi after losing a legal battle over naming rights.
Deal focus: Corporate services consolidation play
Each of the world's four largest corporate service providers, which assist with the formation and administration of companies, trusts and funds, has a private equity backer. They are supplying the firepower for a round of consolidation that could see...
Portfolio: CHAMP Private Equity and Accolade
For a long time the UK and Australia operations of US wine giant Constellation Brands had been a drain on the parent company. Nevertheless, CHAMP Private Equity saw the potential for a category leader
Portfolio: J-Star and Primagest
Primagest is a long-standing leader in Japan's document-scanning industry, but it faces challenges in terms of a transition in leadership and staying relevant as technology evolves. J-Star is providing support
Value Creation: Shock and awe?
Asian GPs are building up their operational resources to support portfolio companies, but the true value of expertise is knowing when and where to make influence count
Portfolio: CVC Capital Partners and Hong Kong Broadband Network
Hong Kong has one of the most saturated and advanced broadband markets in the world. Finding new areas of growth is difficult but not impossible, says Hong Kong Broadband owner CVC Capital Partners
CFOs: Hunters, not farmers
The ideal private equity portfolio company CFO is a rare creature in any market. Asia presents its own challenges in terms of recruiting appropriate talent and the issues this person must address
China value-add: Empty promises?
Pulled by a desire to buy and build or pushed by a need to address restricted exit options, PE firms in China are placing greater emphasis on operational value-add. LPs must decide who’s all talk and who is action
Bain-owned MYOB completes BankLink bolt-on
Bain Capital-owned accounting software firm MYOB has agreed to buy BankLink, an accounting services provider, from New Zealand-based Media Transfer Services. The private equity firm will contribute NZ$61 million ($50.6 million) in equity funding to support...
Australia’s IFM assumes control of Hastings PE fund – report
Australia’s Industry Funds Management (IFM) will reportedly assume control of Hastings Private Equity Fund II from Hastings Fund Management. According to AVCJ Research, IFM is among the LPs in the $180 million vehicle, which closed in June 2005 and...
China Development Financial Holding plans PE fund - report
Taiwan-based China Development Financial Holding (CDFH) is said to be planning a private equity fund that will invest in unlisted companies in local creative industries. This is line with a strategy to strengthen its asset management business while reducing...