China’s MSA Capital has joined a $30.5 million round for Saudi Arabian B2B services marketplace Sary as part of a deepening Asia-Middle East agenda.
David Swensen, head of the Yale University endowment who pioneered a new approach to institutional investment management, has died aged 67 following a long battle with cancer.
The Blackstone Group has moved Amit Dixit and Ed Huang into leadership positions in its Asia private equity business as part of a round of promotions within the division globally.
Wei Fu, the founder and CEO of Asia-focused healthcare investor CBC Group, has launched a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) to pursue deals in the sector.
Conservative yet contrarian, Samena Capital has carved its own path prioritizing patience, trust, and transparency. A younger generation of leadership is guiding entry into a new digital landscape
Australia’s Main Sequence Ventures, a government-established VC, has raised 100% of its second fund with outside capital. It credits much of the success to the high barriers of hard science
Ince Capital is preparing to launch its second China venture capital fund with a target of $450 million, less than 18 months after closing its debut vehicle.
China’s Buhuo Ventures has closed its first US dollar-denominated fund at $100 million, following a GP-led cross-currency restructuring of a renminbi vehicle.
Japanese engineering conglomerate JGC Group has teamed up with local VC Global Brain to establish a JPY5 billion ($46 million) fund targeting industrial sector technology start-ups.
Global outsourced investment office (OCIO) Partners Capital has appointed Emmanuel Pitsilis, formerly a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, as managing director and co-head of Asia Pacific.
Main Sequence Ventures, a specialist deep tech investor established by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has closed its second fund with A$250 million ($194 million) in commitments.
Various structural tailwinds are driving the development of Asia’s middle-market private credit space. This doesn’t necessarily make it any easier to raise funds for the strategy
In the past few months, B Capital Group has closed a late-stage fund, entered China, and moved forward with a seed-stage vehicle. Co-founder Raj Ganguly explains the firm’s thinking
The Blackstone Group has reached a first close of $3.1 billion on its second dedicated Asia private equity fund, which is already larger than Fund I.
Bain Capital has closed its first dedicated Japan private equity fund with JPY110 billion ($1.01 billion) in commitments.
Thailand is hardly a hotbed of private equity activity in Asia, but Lakeshore Capital has demonstrated an ability to deploy and return capital. It now has a $150 million second fund to put to work
Moving from advisor to investor and back again, C.Y. Huang has carved a niche in Taiwan’s M&A and private equity world. But he remains conscious of the need to adapt and evolve
Hike Capital, a Chinese venture capital firm established by the founder of classifieds website Ganji.com and a senior executive at NetEase, is targeting $300 million for its third US dollar-denominated fund.
Centurium Capital and Joy Capital have invested $250 million in scandal-hit Chinese coffee shop chain, with Centurium describing it as a sign of faith in the company’s business model and long-term prospects.
Japanese venture capital firm Samurai Incubate has closed its second Africa-focused fund above target at just over JPY2.02 billion ($18.6 million).
Amazon has formed a $250 million fund that will invest in India-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a view to supporting nationwide business digitalization.
CPE has reached a first close of $1.8 billion on its fourth US dollar-denominated fund following a six-month period punctuated by three new investments and four portfolio company IPOs.
Alpha JWC Ventures is targeting $250 million for its third Indonesia-focused venture capital fund, with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) proposing a commitment of up to $20 million.
Singapore’s Genesis Alternative Ventures has closed its debut venture debt fund, which will target Southeast Asia, with $80 million in commitments.