Bryan Lewis, CIO of Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System, discusses accessing Asia, approaches to co-investment, and paring a bloated PE portfolio into a smaller set of strategic relationships
Axiom Asia has closed its fifth regional fund-of-funds at $1.39 billion - beating the target of $1.01 billion - and also raised $210 million for its first dedicated co-investment vehicle.
Adams Street Partners has closed its latest global fund-of-funds with $824 million in commitments. It exceeds a target raise of $800 million.
The asset management business of Natixis has launched a global private equity firm by merging three existing PE affiliates, including Singaporean fund-of-funds Eagle Asia Partners.
China Everbright (CEL) has set up a RMB2 billion ($288.2 million) fund-of-funds with the local government of the city of Liyang in Jiangsu province.
Adams Street Partners has reached a final close of $426 million on Adams Street Venture Innovation Fund II, its global early-stage fund-of-funds.
Franklin Templeton Investment and Asia Alternatives have agreed to form a joint venture that will provide bespoke global private equity fund-of-funds solutions.
China venture capital-focused fund-of-funds Unicorn Capital Partners raises $250 million with an eye on an increasingly challenging but rewarding early-stage technology space
China-focused venture capital fund-of-funds Unicorn Capital Partners has closed its second fund at the hard cap of $250 million.
The Indian government has committed INR2 billion ($29 million) to four domestic investment funds as part of its support for the entrepreneurial sector.
Teams spinning out from US endowments are competing in an increasingly competitive market for outsourced investment mandates from institutions. Scale and differentiation are the key selling points
HQ Capital has joined Yuanju Capital, an affiliate of China Everbright’s asset management arm Everbright Financial Holding, to launch a wealth management platform aimed at the Chinese market.
The Beijing government has launched a RMB30 billion ($4.6 billion) innovation-focused fund-of-funds that will not only make investments locally but also commit capital overseas with a view to bringing technologies to China.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a $100 million investment in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), an Indian government-backed vehicle intended to mobilize investment in infrastructure.
Hermes GPE has fine-tuned its co-investment strategy since establishing a presence in Asia. Iesan Tsai, the group’s regional head, will work with portfolio GPs or fund-less sponsors in pursuit of the right deal
HarbourVest Partners has closed its latest fund-of-funds targeting European and Asian markets with $1.7 billion in commitments.
HarbourVest Partners has promoted Till Burges, who covers primary investments out of the firm’s Hong Kong office, to managing director.
Christopher Ailman, CIO of California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) discusses fund sizes, the attractions and limitations of Asia, the problems of listed PE, and the need for fee reform
Georg Wunderlin, CEO of HQ Capital, and David Pierce (pictured), the firm’s Asia head, discuss investor appetite for private equity, the popularity of separately managed accounts, and consolidation within the industry
Adams Street Partners has established an office in Seoul in an effort to expand access to clients and investment opportunities in the region.
Brooks Zug, founder and senior managing director at HarbourVest Partners, was among the first institutional LPs to invest in Asian private equity. He spoke to AVCJ about the evolution of the industry
Ardian has raised large amounts of capital on the basis of a big-ticket secondaries strategy. Jan Philipp Schmitz, a managing director with the firm, discusses where investor demand is heading
Asia Alternatives has secured $1.8 billion for its latest fund-of-funds in less than five months on the market
Asia Alternatives has reached a final close of $1.8 billion across its fifth private equity fund-of-funds and a number of related vehicles.