New Frontier Japan Investment (NFJI), a lower middle-market Japanese private equity firm, is looking to raise JPY10 billion ($94.4 million) for its second fund.
Ocean Link has raised $580 million for a second fund targeting China travel, tourism and consumer technology assets, but the firm believes co-investment could take aggregate deployment to $1.4 billion
Auckland-based private equity firm Pioneer Capital has received a cornerstone commitment of NZ$100 million ($72 million) for its fourth fund from New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZ Super).
Richard Folsom, representative partner of Advantage Partners, looks back on a year dominated by succession planning, fundraising, and new investment opportunities
Having completed its spin-out from Tokio Marine, T Capital Partners tapped overseas LPs for the first time for its sixth fund. They account for 40% of the JPY81 billion ($773 million) corpus
With twice as much dry powder as in its previous Japan vintage, The Carlyle group expects mega-deals and private equity participation to increase
Tower Capital, a Singapore-based GP that previously operated on a deal-by-deal basis, has achieved a first close of approximately $250 million on its first Southeast Asia-focused private equity fund.
Firstred Capital, a Chinese private equity firm established by M&A veteran Xiaodan Liu, is looking to raise approximately $500 million for its debut US dollar-denominated fund.
Silver Lake has closed its sixth global buyout fund at the hard cap of $20 billion as the US tech investor exhibits a growing appetite for mega-deals in Asia. Its prior vintage raised $15 billion in 2017.
Travel restrictions forced Mekong Capital to look closer to home when raising its latest fund, but the manager was already building out a more Asia-centric LP base
Quadrant Private Equity has completed another rapid fundraise, taking just five weeks to achieve a final close of A$1.24 billion ($938 million) on its latest Australia and New Zealand mid-market vehicle.
IMM Private Equity will complete fundraising for its fourth Korea-focused vehicle at the end of this month, with KRW2 trillion ($1.8 billion) in commitments. It caps a year in which the firm expects to close two new investments and agree exits on three...
Riding on a wave of IPOs that have returned the principal on Fund II and given Fund III a strong start, Integral Corporation has secured $1.18 billion in commitments for its fourth Japan fund
Integral Corporation has become the second independent Japanese private equity manager since the global financial crisis to surpass $1 billion in fund size, closing its fourth mid-market buyout vehicle at the hard cap of JPY123.8 billion ($1.18 billion).
Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has made its first commitment to a private equity fund, coming in as an anchor investor in Adamantem Capital’s second buyout vehicle.
Fund managers believe the ability to finance and refinance deals on attractive terms, as well as a wider array of paths to liquidity, will underpin performance in Asia
Asia-focused buyout managers do not expect an economic downturn to impact the returns underwritten into investments at the portfolio level as long as leveraged financing remains competitively priced and new paths to liquidity continue to emerge.
Polaris Capital Group has reached the hard cap of JPY150 billion ($1.4 billion) for its fifth Japan buyout fund and expects to announce a final close later this month, according to CEO Yuji Kimura.
Buoyed by strong macro fundamentals and robust returns, Japan’s buyout managers continue to attract capital while most other strategies across Asia struggle. Will this popularity be sustained?
Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS) has put $200 million towards Hillhouse Capital’s latest Asia fundraising effort, committing to three separate funds.
FountainVest Partners has set a target of $2.8 billion for its fourth China-focused fund, with a first close of more than $1 billion expected as soon as this week.
China's Hillhouse Capital has split its current fundraising effort into separate buyout and growth strategies – having raised a single pool in the previous vintage – and is seeking $12 billion across the two funds.
Polaris Capital Group has won support from Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) for a Japan buyout fund of up to JPY150 billion ($1.4 billion), twice the size of its 2016 vintage predecessor.
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