Archer Capital, one of Australia’s largest private equity players, has abandoned plans to raise a sixth fund, with founding partner and CEO Peter Wiggs (pictured) set to retire from the firm.
PAG Asia Capital is looking to raise $4.5 billion for its third pan-regional fund, reflecting the trend among Asia’s top-tier managers to push for ever larger pools of capital.
Traditional buyouts slip into the shade, allowing education and technology to shine; China IPOs and secondary buyouts stay strong in a weak exit market; fundraising suffers an early-year blip
Corporate carve-out specialist Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) has closed the offshore portion of its latest fund and is poised to raise JPY102.3 billion ($996 million) in total once commitments from onshore investors are finalized. There will also be...
David Li, the former head of China at Warburg Pincus, has established his own private equity firm – known as Centurium Capital – and is seeking to raise $1 billion for a debut China fund.
Daniel D'Aniello, co-founder and chairman emeritus of The Carlyle Group, discusses the evolution of private equity
Taiwan-based textiles manufacturer Ruentex Industries has committed $100 million to the third US dollar-denominated fund launched by Hopu Investments, the China-focused GP led by former Goldman Sachs banker Fang Fenglei.
Permanent and long-term capital structures are an attractive proposition for a wide range of players in Asia’s PE market, but bringing them from theory into practice presents numerous challenges
A boom in take-private transactions could indicate that the buyout market in Asia has reached a peak
Emerging markets private capital fundraising – led by emerging Asia – reached its highest point since the before the global financial crisis in 2017, according to EMPEA, with capital dispersed more evenly across different strategies than ever before.
Two former principals with Bain Capital Private Equity in Japan have established their own country-focused firm – Nippon Investment Corporation (NIC) – and are seeking to raise a $500 million fund.
Tim Sims, co-founder and managing director of Pacific Equity Partners, discusses competition in Australian private equity, approaches to co-investment, succession planning, and his firm’s secured assets fund
Private equity is taking a bigger piece of New Zealand’s small economic pie. Investors must act opportunistically to exploit substantial potential in an inconspicuous but engaging middle market
Chinese online retailer JD.com has formed an M&A fund with Hong Kong-listed clothing producer and retailer Cosmo Lady. The target size is RMB1 billion ($159 million).
Hopu Investments, the China-focused private equity firm led by former Goldman Sachs banker Fang Fenglei, has reached a first close of $2 billion on its third US dollar-denominated fund.
Baring Private Equity Asia has set a target of $5.5 billion for its seventh pan-regional fund. The firm closed its previous vehicle at $3.98 billion in early 2015.
BGH Capital, the Australia and New Zealand-focused private equity firm set up by Ben Gray, formerly co-head of TPG Capital in Asia, has set a hard cap of A$2.5 billion ($2 billion) for its debut fund.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to invest up to $50 million in the sixth fund of Indian private equity firm True North, formerly known as India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA).
Chinese companies return in strength to US bourses as investors leverage public market highs; Australia a bright spot as Asia fundraising slows; 2017 sets new record for PE investment on back of big buyouts, tech deals
Hony Capital has partnered with its portfolio company China Glass Holdings (CGH) to launch a $300 million fund that will invest in glass production projects in countries covered by the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.
Affinity Equity Partners has completed a first and final close on its fifth pan-Asian fund at the hard cap of $6 billion after approximately five months in the market.
David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, discusses the likelihood of a global economic slowdown, areas of interest in Asia, and the evolution of the private equity funding model
Quadrant Private Equity is deploying capital at pace in Australia’s middle market, raising A$1.15 billion ($863 million) for its ninth fund less than a year-and-a-half after closing its eighth vehicle
Having proved an ability to return capital to LPs from its debut fund, Kedaara Capital took just three months to hit the hard cap on its second India vehicle