Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) closed a record nine direct private equity deals in Asia during the 2019 financial year, while writing down one of its largest existing co-investments in the region.
Australian resources-focused private equity firm EMR Capital has launched its third fund with a target of $1.3 billion.
Vertex Venture Holdings (VVH), the VC arm of Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, has reached the initial $230 million target for its fourth Southeast Asia and India fund in a single closing.
The bulk of the L Capital Asia team that merged with Catterton in 2016 to form L Catterton, a global consumer-focused private equity firm, is spinning out to raise a $750 million Asia growth fund.
InnoVen Capital, a venture debt firm active in India, China, and Southeast Asia, has raised $200 million from its primary shareholders Temasek Holdings and United Overseas Bank (UOB).
Hong Kong-based secondaries specialist TR Capital is seeking to raise $300 million for its fourth private equity fund.
Indonesian venture capital firm Kejora Ventures has closed its latest fund, a growth vehicle that will invest in technology businesses in Southeast Asia, with more than $100 million in commitments.
UK development finance institution CDC Group has anchored a $130 million first close for a fund managed by a South Asian spin-out of US-based Global Environmental Fund Capital Advisors.
Japan’s Gree Ventures has rebranded as Strive and launched its third fund with a view to raising JPY15 billion ($137 million) for internet company investments across Japan, Southeast Asia, and India.
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VIG Partners has reached a first close of $530 million on its fourth Korea-focused fund, with international investors accounting for more than 60% of commitments received so far.
LeapFrog Investments has raised $700 million for its third fund with a view to investing in healthcare and financial services companies in emerging Asia and Africa. It initially targeted a corpus of $600 million.
German financial services giant Allianz has committed $600 million to funds managed by GLP, a PE-owned warehouse operator based in Singapore, with a view to investing in logistics in China and Japan.
Lighthouse Funds has closed its third India-focused middle-market growth capital vehicle at $230 million.
Global growth equity investor TA Associates has reached a first and final close on its latest fund – TA XIII – at the hard cap of $8.5 billion.
Proventeus Capital, a private equity firm established by a team that spun out from the Malaysia branch of Kuwait Finance House, is looking to raise $150 million for a Southeast Asia mid-market buyout fund.
Growth funds targeting B and C rounds for technology start-ups continue to gain traction with Southeast Asia venture capital managers keen to fill the late-stage funding gap
Private equity investors in emerging markets are expanding the scope of their manager due diligence, driven by the weaknesses exposed in the demise of Abraaj Group as well as by increasing emphasis on environment, social, and governance (ESG) protocols.
Tikehau Capital, a France-based asset manager with EUR2.8 billion ($3.1 billion) in private equity assets under management, is expanding its Asia footprint with an office in Tokyo.
C-Bridge Capital has closed its third healthcare fund - which covers Asia but is most active in China - at $850 million, after increasing the hard cap. It is the largest dedicated healthcare vehicle raised for deployment in Asia by an independent private...
Just over two years after its founders spun out from KKR, DCP Capital has raised China’s joint-largest first-time fund on record. The firm sees opportunities emerging in a changing commercial environment
Philippines conglomerate Ayala Corporation has confirmed plans for a $150 million venture capital fund that will invest globally in new technologies. It will be managed by local VC firm Kickstart Ventures.
Singapore-based VC investor Jungle Ventures has reached a first close of $175 million on its third Southeast Asia-focused fund. The vehicle has an overall target of $220 million.
Omnivore Partners, an Indian venture capital firm focused on impact investment in the local agriculture industry, has closed its second early-stage fund with $97 million in commitments.