500 Startups has teamed up with a unit of the United Nations to launch an impact-focused start-up accelerator in Indonesia.
Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS) has committed up to $100 million to Baring Private Equity Asia’s seventh pan-regional fund.
Vertex Venture Holdings, the VC arm of Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, has reached a final close on its first growth-stage fund with $290 million in commitments. The initial target was $250 million.
Institutional investors “should be thoughtful about balancing risk and reward” as they deploy more capital into private markets that present liquidity and valuation challenges, according to the deputy CIO of Australia’s Future Fund.
WHub, a Hong Kong-based start-up services provider and accelerator, has launched the territory’s first licensed equity crowdfunding platform for technology entrepreneurs.
The premium traditionally paid for deal-making talent in China over other Asian jurisdictions is narrowing and in some cases as turned into a deficit – in what might be seen as evidence of GPs looking to strengthen their coverage beyond the region’s...
China’s regulator announced it would abolish its QFII and RQFII investment quotas, giving global investors unrestrained access to the country’s capital markets.
CDC Group has named Tony Morgan (pictured), formerly a managing director at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) as a managing director responsible for direct equity.
Guaranteed minimum return clauses, and their impact on entrepreneurs, have drawn renewed scrutiny in Indian private equity. Investors say a reassessment of their contribution to value-add is long overdue
An exit lag and difficulties raising money for renminbi funds in China has created a novel opening for secondaries investors comfortable moving assets from one currency to another
Sky9 Capital, a VC firm established by former Lightspeed China executive Ron Cao, has closed its second venture fund at $321 million and also raised $119 million for a growth vehicle.
Singapore’s Temasek Holdings has launched a $50 million fund focused on early-stage logistics technology start-ups alongside Switzerland supply chain industry giant Kuehne + Nagel.
China-Europe cross-border private equity firm Mandarin Capital Partners has reached a first close of EUR148 million ($163 million) on its third fund. The overall target is EUR250 million.
The boom in LP appetite for co-investment has made it harder to secure access to deals and created adverse selection risk as private equity firms push beyond their comfort zone, investors told the AVCJ Korea Forum.
US venture debt provider Partners for Growth (PFC) has completed its first deal in Indonesia – and one of its largest in Asia Pacific – by extending a $20 million credit line to digital credit start-up Kredivo.
Manulife Investment Management has appointed Myron Zhu (pictured), formerly co-head of PE at Aberdeen Standard Investments, as its head of Asia private markets based in Hong Kong.
Quan Capital, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm established by the founder of US-listed Chinese drug developer Zai Lab, has closed its second fund with $275 million in commitments.
CDIB Capital has appointed Alex Ying, who previously spent nearly 20 years with The Carlyle Group, as head of its newly created buyout group.
Chinese early-stage investor Chuxin Capital has completed a $50 million first close on its debut US dollar-denominated fund.
Once a private equity firm selects a placement agent, they might be working hand in glove on a fundraise for the next two years. A strong mutual understanding increases the chances of a favorable outcome
Baidu spin-out Xiang He Capital draws on networks and experience from the corporate sphere to differentiate itself in China’s VC market. It has $425 million in dry powder to put this proposition to the test
Mary Ma, the long-serving Lenovo Group executive who forged a second career in private equity with TPG Capital and Boyu Capital, has died aged 66.
CHAMP Private Equity, which makes growth and buyout investments in middle-market companies across Australia and New Zealand, has been renamed CPE Capital.
China-based food and agriculture specialist Hosen Capital is looking to raise $750 million for its fourth fund.