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?
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
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...
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
Vistra, a Hong Kong-based corporate services provider owned by Baring Private Equity Asia, has acquired Indian professional services group Ujwal Management Services.
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 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
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
Rahul Yadav, the controversial CEO of VC-backed Indian property portal Housing.com, has been ousted from the company.
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.
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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...
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...
Alliance Cosmetics was already the dominant force in Malaysian make-up market when it was acquired by Navis Capital Partners in 2010. The next step was to use this experience to break into Indonesia
China Fishery, an industrial fishing company part-owned by The Carlyle Group, will pay $555.8 million for Peruvian counterpart Copeinca. The acquisition will make China Fishery the largest player in the world’s largest market by volume for fishmeal...
Australia’s Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has carved out coat hanger manufacturer Braiform from Spotless Group, the cleaning and catering contractor it acquired earlier this year. The company now reports directly to PEP.
Increasing numbers of PE firms are upping their commitment to environmental and social governance issues at future and existing portfolio companies. What’s their motive?