KKR-backed Emerald Media was formed to invest in Asia’s media landscape, but it has found a growing number of opportunities in technology. Managing Director Paul Aiello discusses how the sectors have grown together
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a development finance arm of the US government, has committed $150 million to Quadria Capital II, the latest fund of healthcare-focused PE firm Quadria Capital.
Golden Gate Ventures has closed its third Southeast Asia-focused fund at $100 million. Like its predecessors, the oversubscribed fund will invest in start-ups using technology to disrupt traditional business models in the consumer sector.
Over the course of more than two decades – with Jafco, Highland Capital Partners, and now AlphaX Partners – Chuan Thor has participated in China’s transition from tech follower to tech leader
Lightbox Ventures has raised $178 million for its third India-focused VC fund, which is targeting a final close of $200 million by the end of the year.
CITIC Capital has reached a first close of $1.3 billion on its latest US dollar-denominated China fund, which has an overall target of $2 billion.
Värde is tackling what it sees as a massive opportunity set in the Indian distress market by partnering up with local investor Aditya Birla Capital
I Squared Capital, an infrastructure-focused private equity firm, has closed its second global fund at the hard cap of $7 billion.
Shailesh Rao (pictured), a former executive at Twitter and Google, has been named head of India and Southeast Asia for TPG Growth, the middle market investment platform of TPG Capital.
Vikram Nirula, a co-founder of Indian PE firm True North, has joined The Carlyle Group as a managing director responsible for private equity. He will be based in Mumbai and advise on Carlyle’s investment activities in India.
KKR has hired Kazuyuki Kido, who previously spent 20 years at SMBC Nikko Securities and Nikko Principal Investments, as a managing director in its Tokyo-based team.
Private equity firms must double down on local networking, due diligence, and value-add capacity as competition for deals intensifies in the Korean buyout market
Tender offers have long been overlooked in South Korea’s PE toolbox, where their traditional use in privatization deals seems to have little value. Local GPs may be able to adapt them to the market’s needs
Aditya Birla Capital (ABCL), the financial services arm of the Aditya Birla Group, and Värde Partners will launch a joint venture to pursue investments in stressed and distressed assets in India.
A growing number of South Korean buyout firms are testing the waters for domestic IPOs. Continued regulatory hurdles mean that realizing value will require planning for the post-offer period
Korea’s economic momentum has simmered down as demographic, political and industrial evolutions suggest a structural decline. Investors are monitoring the transition with a conditional sense of optimism
The prevalence of project funds in Korea is routinely linked to local institutional investors’ innate discomfort with blind pool vehicles. But is this dynamic holding back middle market managers?
Crescent Capital Partners has closed its sixth Australia and New Zealand mid-market fund at A$800 million ($586 million) after less than three months in the market.
The nominations deadline for the 2018 AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Awards has been extended to September 26. There will be no further extensions after this date.
Private equity investors are turning their attention to China’s outsourced facilities management market, recognizing the opportunities presented by under-penetration and fragmentation
Silicon Valley-based seed-stage accelerator Y Combinator (YC) has chosen Qi Lu, the former group president and COO of search giant Baidu, as the founding CEO of its China branch, YC China.
Singapore’s Golden Equator has launched an accelerator in Brunei aimed at helping local small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) expand across Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asia-focused VC firm Openspace Ventures – best known for being the first institutional investor in Indonesian ride-hailing and delivery platform Go-Jek – has closed its second fund at the hard cap of $135 million.
Crescendo Equity Partners, a mid-market Korean GP that concentrates on the industrial technology space, has closed its second fund at the hard cap of KRW450 billion ($398 million).