Spanish bank BBVA has committed $50 million to Chinese VC firm Sinovation Ventures’ latest US-dollar denominated fund.
The global private capital division of Australia’s QIC has received a A$550 million ($427 million) private equity mandate from domestic superannuation fund Rest.
Sequoia Capital plans to raise up to $3.1 billion for deployment in China and India across seed, venture and growth strategies.
Qiming Venture Partners has closed two China-focused VC funds – including its sixth US dollar-denominated vehicle and fifth renminbi-denominated vehicle – and a newly-established US healthcare fund, with $1.39 billion in aggregate commitments.
Archer Capital, one of Australia’s largest private equity players, has abandoned plans to raise a sixth fund, with founding partner and CEO Peter Wiggs (pictured) set to retire from the firm.
PAG Asia Capital is looking to raise $4.5 billion for its third pan-regional fund, reflecting the trend among Asia’s top-tier managers to push for ever larger pools of capital.
Four years after its founders left their previous jobs with KKR in India, SeaLink Capital Partners has closed its debut fund. Now the GP is on the look-out for opportunities in the middle market
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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
Panasonic has committed $100 million as the sole LP in a fund managed by US-based Conductive Ventures that will focus on helping technology start-ups access Japanese markets.
Japan’s KDDI Corporation and Global Brain have established their third VC fund with a view to investing JPY20 billion ($187 million) over the next five years.
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Saama Capital has closed its fourth India VC fund at the hard cap of $100 million, just over a year after closing its third vehicle at $57 million.
Farm Venture, a farm property investment and operations management business based in New Zealand, has launched an agribusiness fund that aims to raise NZ$150 million ($109 million).
Pavilion Capital, a private equity unit of Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, has agreed to invest $50 million in an education fund that will support various country-specific preschool acquisition programs.
Australian venture capital firm Blackbird Ventures has reached a first close of A$225 million ($173 million) on its third fund - including a commitment from Future Fund, the country's sovereign wealth fund.
Australia’s Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) has achieved a final close for its second Asia-focused infrastructure fund at the hard cap of $3.3 billion.
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) will commit $20 million in a fund managed by India-focused VC firm The Fundamentum Partnership.
Corporate carve-out specialist Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) has closed the offshore portion of its latest fund and is poised to raise JPY102.3 billion ($996 million) in total once commitments from onshore investors are finalized. There will also be...
A China-Europe cross-border VC fund backed by CIC plans to back technology companies positioned to benefit from new trade dynamics
Indian middle-market PE firm SeaLink Capital Partners has closed its first fund at $315 million, beating its $250 million target.
Cathay Capital Private Equity has launched a fund with a targeted corpus of RMB1.5 billion ($239 million) for investment in emerging technologies and business models in the Chinese energy sector.
Bain Capital Credit and Piramal Enterprises have set a target of $1 billion for their joint venture focused on Indian distressed assets.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has committed $25 million to a fund that it will co-manage with US-based Victory Park Capital. The fund will improve access to debt capital for financial technology companies in emerging markets, including Asia.