01VC has secured institutional LP support for its second fund, which closed at $100 million. The early-stage investor plans to deploy it across industrial and enterprise deals in China and Southeast Asia
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.
As the private equity industry continues to formalize its approach to gender diversity, deep cultural changes will define the difference between best intentions and best practice
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.
China’s 01 Venture Capital (01VC) has closed its second US dollar-denominated fund for early-stage investments with $100 million in commitments.
Investor pressure and industry lobbying has contributed to a rise in female representation on corporate boards. While quotas work for some, they aren’t necessarily the silver bullet
Ou Wang, the former head of private equity for China Investment Corporation (CIC), has joined China Renaissance Holdings as a strategy consultant. He has also joined the board of Huajing Securities, the firm’s mainland China-focused investment banking...
Nick Miles, leader of the Asia private capital advisory team at Lazard, has taken on a newly created role intended to enhance collaboration between the firm’s operations in Asia and Europe.
Erika Cheung, who helped bring the fraud at Theranos to the attention of regulators, discusses her current role as a co-founder of Hong Kong accelerator Betatron and the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs
VC firms are increasingly serious about identifying and elevating prospective female talent, but the industry’s culture has a long way to go before women can feel truly valued and contribute their best work
Invest2Innovate, an accelerator program for technology start-ups in emerging markets, has launched a $15 million venture capital fund focused on Pakistan.
CITIC Capital has closed its fourth China buyout fund at the hard cap of $2.8 billion. It is the private equity firm’s largest fund raised to date.
As women participate in economies across Asia in larger numbers, investors must consider how this impacts their target markets. Gender-balanced portfolios will no longer be a nice-to-have
Gender diversity within private equity is an increasing priority for LPs and GPs alike. Addressing problems around the recruitment and retention of women requires fundamental changes in culture and mindset
Chris Ailman, CIO of California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), discusses why – and how – private equity managers should be placing greater emphasis on diversity
AustralianSuper and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) have agreed to commit up to $1 billion each to the National Investment & Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), a vehicle backed by the Indian government.
Beijing-based investment firm Venturous has merged Lioncrest Global, which specializes in bringing deals to high net worth individuals and family offices, to raise a $200 million fund that will focus on smart cities in China.
India’s Alteria Capital closes its debut fund with about $140 million in commitments and a plan to provide venture debt at later stages. Ecosystem creation is a guiding objective
Joy Capital has collected $718 million for its latest set of US dollar-denominated funds, closing its third venture vehicle at $391 million and securing $327 million for a debut growth fund.
Coral Capital, formerly 500 Startups Japan, has named Google Japan’s head of start-ups and strategic relations Ken Nishimura (pictured) as a partner and chief editor.
Media Super has distinguished itself among larger competitors in Australia by maintaining substantial exposure to alternatives. PE is fading from the allocation mix but VC beckons
Private equity firms looking for an edge in Japan’s middle market are leveraging relationships with brokers and banks – including LPs in their funds – to access company founders in the hinterlands
Indian PE and VC investors expect domestic and overseas public markets to become increasingly attractive exit avenues for their portfolio companies as the global macroeconomic volatility dissipates
Ascendent Capital Partners has reached a first close of approximately $700 million on its third China fund, which will follow the existing strategy of building a relatively concentrated portfolio of minority and control investments.