Ares Management has agreed to buy a controlling stake in SSG Capital, an Asia-focused credit and special situations fund manager with approximately $6.2 billion in assets under management, including $3.9 billion in dry powder.
Sammasan Capital, a credit investment firm established by two former executives with GE Capital in Asia, is looking to raise up to $300 million for its debut fund.
KKR has committed an additional $150 million in funding to its India-based non-banking financial company (NBFC), citing strong growth prospects for credit investment in the country.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has committed $225 million to India Resurgence Fund (India RF), a distressed assets investment platform established by Bain Capital Credit and Piramal Enterprises.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Clifford Capital, a Singaporean infrastructure investor, have jointly launched an approximately $2 billion debt platform.
Singapore-based Keppel Corporation has agreed to buy a 50% interest in Pierfront Capital, an alternative credit investment fund manager controlled by Temasek Holdings.
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Bain Capital is setting up a team to invest in credit and special situations opportunities in India, and has hired a former executive at Aion Capital to serve as its head.
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SSG Capital Partners expects to source distressed assets from a wider variety of sellers – including other alternative investment firms and investment banks – during the life of its fifth Asia fund, which is on track to exceed its target of $1.5 billion.
The Kotak Special Situations Fund, which is sponsored by an alternative assets arm of Kotak Mahindra Group focused on Indian non-performing loans (NPLs), has reached a final close of $1 billion.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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