Lighthouse hits $200m first close on fourth India fund
Lighthouse Funds has reached a first close of approximately USD 200m on its fourth India mid-market fund – four months after returning nearly the entire Fund III corpus through an exit from beauty e-commerce platform Nykaa.
BPEA EQT hits first close on mid-market fund, seals debut deal
BPEA EQT – which was formed through the merger of Baring Private Equity Asia and EQT – achieved a first close on its pan-regional mid-cap fund at the end of last year and the vehicle recently completed its debut investment in a Malaysia-headquartered...
Ex-Blue Pool partner targets $200m fundraise
Danny Lee, formerly head of global private equity at Blue Pool Capital, the family office of Alibaba Group co-founder Joe Tsai, has established his own firm and is looking to raise a USD 200m fund.
Novo Tellus seeks $375m for third industrial tech fund
Novo Tellus Capital Partners, a Singapore-based private equity firm that invests in industrial technology assets across the Indo-Pacific region, has set a target of USD 375m for its third fund.
Inconfin closes India impact fund on $77m
Incofin Investment Management, a Belgium-headquartered impact investor, has reached a final close of USD 77m on a fund that will target financial inclusion and agri-food in India.
Goldman raises $5.2b global growth fund
Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) has closed its debut global growth fund with USD 5.2bn in commitments. It claims this is one of the largest first-time growth vehicles ever raised globally.
Fund focus: ChrysCapital accumulates $1.4b India war chest
For ChrysCapital Partners, raising India’s largest private equity fund reflects the growth in the economy and in the investment opportunity, with bigger deals across more sectors on the agenda
ResponsAbility hits $173m first close on Asia food fund
Swiss impact investor ResponsAbility has reached a first close of USD 173m for a South and Southeast Asia-focused sustainable food private equity fund. The target is USD 400m.
India's Lighthouse seeks $425m for Fund IV, gets NIIF commitment
Lighthouse Funds is targeting INR 35bn (USD 425m) for its fourth India fund and has signed up the country’s National Investment & Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) as an anchor LP.
ADB backs Quadria's third health fund
Asian Development Bank (ADB) has committed USD 25m to the third fund from Singapore-based Quadria Capital, a healthcare-focused private equity firm.
Q&A: CICC Capital’s Mengyang Yang
Mengyang Yang, an executive director and head of private equity in Hong Kong at CICC Capital, on China’s post-pandemic revival, plans for a flagship US dollar fund, and managing guidance funds
China's InnoVision seeks $250m for third fund
InnoVision Capital, a Chinese private equity firm founded by Lane Zhao, who was one of the original members of KKR’s China team, is targeting USD 250m for its third fund and first US dollar-denominated vehicle.
Secondary investor backs Hidden Hill's $465m fundraise
Hidden Hill Capital, which is backed by warehouse operator turned logistics and infrastructure investment manager GLP, has closed its debut growth-stage US dollar-denominated fund on USD 465m with secondaries specialist NewQuest Capital Partners among...
Proterra raises $200m for Asia food fund
Proterra Investment Partners has reached a final close on a Singapore-domiciled fund that will make food-related investments across Asia with more than USD 200m in commitments.
Heliconia, Yanzijiang Financial launch SE Asia SME fund
Temasek Holdings-owned Heliconia Capital Management has teamed up with Singapore-listed Yanzijiang Financial Holding to launch a fund that will invest in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Southeast Asia.
India's Multiples targets up to $1b for Fund IV
Multiples Alternate Asset Management is looking to raise up to USD 1bn for its fourth India-focused fund, with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) proposing a USD 60m commitment.
One size does not fit all in Asia value creation – AVCJ Forum
Replacing portfolio company CEOs is not part of buyout firms’ value creation playbook in emerging markets, the AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum heard.
China's Sinovation reaches $250m mark on fifth VC fund
China-focused Sinovation Ventures reached a USD 200m first close on its fifth flagship US dollar-denominated fund in April and is currently around the USD 250m mark against a target of USD 500m.
Quona closes third financial inclusion fund on $332m
Quona Capital, which invests under a financial inclusion strategy across emerging markets, has closed its third fund on USD 332m, beating a target of USD 250m.
India's Jashvik Capital reaches first close on debut PE fund
India’s Jashvik Capital, a private equity firm set up by Naresh Patawari, formerly a partner at TA Associates, has achieved a first close of undisclosed size on its debut fund. The target is USD 350m.
China fundraising: Onshore vs offshore
Raising capital for China strategies is difficult right now, regardless of currency, but are geopolitical forces enabling the rise of renminbi-denominated funds at the expense of the US dollar?
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Dymon Asia closes Fund III at $650m hard cap
Dymon Asia Private Equity (DAPE) has closed its third Southeast Asia middle market private equity fund at a hard cap of USD 650m, beating a target of USD 550m.
FidelisWorld seeks up to $300m for second Asia fund
FidelisWorld, a private equity firm that invests in digitally-enabled businesses driven by consumer demand in India, is looking to raise USD 250m-USD 300m for its second fund.