Japan’s early-stage investment environment has improved dramatically over the past several years with the emergence of a new generation of entrepreneurs, industry participants told the AVCJ Japan Forum.
Having raised $142 million for its debut fund, Genesis Capital joins a select group of Australian mid-market GPs with blind pools. The firm believes a singular focus on healthcare was a key selling point
3H Healthcare Investment, which specializes in early-stage China biotech and medical devices deals, has closed its second US dollar-denominated fund at the hard cap of $330 million.
Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) has completed two closes on its eighth pan-regional fund, receiving commitments of around $8.5 billion – the initial target for the entire vehicle.
Singapore-based Wavemaker Partners has launched what it calls a first-of-its-kind tech venture builder for Southeast Asia, including a fund targeting $25 million.
Affirma Capital has closed its fifth Korea-focused fund with KRW543 billion ($473 million) in commitments, marking its first successful fundraise since spinning out from Standard Chartered.
Tokyo-based Keystone Partners is looking to raise around JPY50 billion ($440 million) for its fifth Japan-focused fund, which will make a combination of growth and turnaround investments.
The family office that represents members of Australia’s Fairfax family launched its private equity program six years ago. Venture capital, growth equity, and co-investment are increasingly on the agenda
As the US recovers from a glut in SPAC fundraising, Asian jurisdictions are launching their own regimes. Not every start-up is a good fit for New York. Is Singapore or Hong Kong a good fit for them?
India’s Axis Bank has launched a distress buyout fund targeting INR35 billion ($468 million) via its asset management business.
WM Partners and Alternative Investment Capital (AIC) are looking to raise a JPY10 billion ($88 million) secondary fund that will primarily target LP positions in Japan-focused private equity funds.
Christine Tsai, co-founder of 500 Global, formerly 500 Startups, reflects on how a planetary approach to seed-stage VC has changed the asset class, the developing world, and the firm itself
Australia-based turnaround specialist Allegro Funds is targeting A$600 million ($449 million) for its fourth fund, more than twice what it raised in the previous vintage.
Japan’s regional banks have risen from a low base to become a meaningful LP constituency for local middle-market managers. Their staying power might be a function of broader industry consolidation
The China-based venture capital firm declined to increase its Fund II hard cap as regulatory uncertainty mounted. It now has $275 million in dry powder earmarked for services digitalization
Vitalbridge Capital, a China-based venture capital firm that spun out from Trustbridge Partners, has raised $275 million for its second US dollar-denominated fund.
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Hillhouse Investment, the buyout and growth capital unit of Asia-focused Hillhouse Group, has raised $5.2 billion for a growth equity fund, more than twice the original target.
Anchor Equity Partners has closed its fourth Korea and North Asia-focused fund with $1.6 billion in commitments after approximately five months in the market.
Previously the sole elephant in Asia’s growth-stage technology space, SoftBank’s Vision Fund program is now one of a herd. Prevailing amid increased competition may prove its thesis once and for all
India technology investment continues to ramp up as China flatlines; international payments M&A drives Asia trade sale revival, but IPOs slump; fundraising remains slow
Having teamed up with the founder of Adore Beauty to launch Glow Capital Partners, Justin Ryan discusses life after Quadrant Private Equity, growth-stage investment in Australia, and gender balance
Yunqi Partners was the first Chinese GP dedicated to enterprise services and now claims to be the largest early-stage investor in the space. SaaS, in various forms, will account for the bulk of Fund III