Ilfryn Carstairs (pictured), Singapore-based CIO of global alternative investor Värde Partners, has been named CEO. He will share the role with George Hicks, the incumbent and co-founder of the firm.
Australian investment firm Leap Capital has raised A$50 million ($34 million) for a venture debt fund that will target established, revenue-generating companies locally.
Paul Sanford, CIO of credit-focused impact investment firm TriLinc Global, explains why Southeast Asia has proved a challenging market and how he is preparing for a spike in institutional investor interest
HSBC has launched an $880 million fund to provide debt financing for early-stage technology companies leveraging China’s Greater Bay Area (GBA) development initiative.
Australia’s OneVentures has reached a A$45 million ($32 million) first close on a venture debt fund touted as the first of its kind in the country.
First quarter analysis: China uncertainty hits PE investment; public market instability holds back IPOs; distress strategies underpin India fundraising as commitments to China-focused managers plummet
DCL Investments, a China-based distressed debt and special situations manager, is targeting around $500 million for its first US dollar-denominated fund, hoping to leverage renewed interest from foreign investors in this space.
Pedro Urquidi, global co-portfolio manager and head of distressed debt for Europe and Asia for Oaktree Capital, will relocate to the firm’s Hong Kong office to play a more active role in its Asia business.
GPs expect a wave of non-performing loan sales in China as the slowing economy leaves banks with more bad debts to resolve, but could the distress investment opportunity be even broader than they envisage?
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) will make an anchor commitment of $500 million to an India special situations fund launched in conjunction with Kotak Private Equity.
Chester Moynihan, founding partner of Australia-based turnaround specialist Allegro Funds, discusses deal sourcing, the impact of credit funds, and developing a coherent approach to operations
With the acquisition of IDFC Alternatives' private equity and real estate businesses, Investcorp secured a ready-made India investment platform
Allianz Investment Management, a unit of insurance giant Allianz Group, has invested over $200 million in a private debt platform managed by Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors, the alternative investment arm of India’s Edelweiss Group.
Investors are looking to capitalize on the China distress opportunity, and recent activity in around non-performing loans suggests there will be enough deal flow to sate their appetites
CITIC Capital has established a team to make distressed investments in China, primarily in the real estate sector, and is considering raising a fund dedicated to this strategy.
Värde Partners has promoted Haseeb Malik, a senior managing director based in its Singapore office and head of Asia corporate and traded credit, to partner. It is one of three senior promotions announced by the firm worldwide.
Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors expands its India distress agenda with a new fund mandated for both direct debt buyouts and equity investments
Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors, the alternative investment arm of India’s Edelweiss Group, has raised INR92 billion ($1.3 billion) for its second fund focused on investments in Indian stressed assets.
Asian institutional investors are looking to increase allocations to private markets in order to mitigate the risks of a potential economic downturn, a new survey has found.
ADM Capital prioritizes transparency as it closes its latest Asia-focused secured lending fund. Environmental, social, and governance issues are also high on the agenda
Värde Partners has closed its debut Asia-focused credit fund with approximately $400 million in commitments. The vehicle launched about six months ago with a target of $250 million.
ADM Capital has closed its Asia Secured Lending Facility II (ASLF II) with $178 million for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Asia.
Swedish pension fund AP2 could be about to see a significant jump in its private equity allocation. Head of alternatives Anders Strömblad outlines what the organization looks for in prospective portfolio GPs
Avenue Capital Group has rebooted its Asia franchise by raising a $450 million fund that will target special situations opportunities across the region.