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Hong Kong-based special situations investor ADM Capital has raised $630 million for a credit fund that will target mid-sized companies in Asia.
ADV Partners, a mid-market pan-Asian private equity firm, has recruited Rahul Bhargava as a managing director to lead coverage of Southeast Asia.
Malaysia’s COPE Private Equity has set up a MYR180 million ($41.5 million) investment program dedicated to supporting companies struggling with business stresses related to COVID-19.
Distress and special situations investors will see plenty of opportunities in Asia’s middle market as companies struggling with coronavirus-driven liquidity issues consider restructuring options, according to debt advisory firm Zerobridge Partners.
Singapore VC firm TNB Aura has launched an open-ended special situations fund that will support early-stage start-ups under financial pressure related to COVID-19.
CBC Group, a China-focused healthcare investor, has raised a $300 million credit fund that will issue financing to companies backed by royalties, revenue interests, and other cash flows.
Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (CDPQ) and an asset management division of Piramal Enterprises have jointly committed $300 million to an Indian private credit platform.
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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.
Kotak Mahindra Group hopes his longstanding experience in financial services will serve as a differentiator as it looks for deals in India's increasingly popular distressed space
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.
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