Michael Granoff, founder and CEO of Pomona Capital, discusses raising capital from Asian LPs, how GPs can be differentiated in a crowded secondaries market, and why he’s not keen on fund restructurings
Japanese mid-market buyout firm Tokio Marine Capital is spinning out from its corporate parent to form an independent investment manager known as T Capital Partners.
Lightbox Ventures has raised $209.3 million for its third India-focused fund, exceeding an initial taregt of $200 million.
Hiro Hirano and Ashish Shastry, who lead KKR’s operations in Japan and Southeast Asia, respectively, have been appointed co-heads of private equity across the region.
Reform efforts in China’s state-owned enterprise space have experimented in mixed ownership with mixed results. Private equity investors see significant opportunity but must proceed with caution
Vertex China, a venture capital firm affiliated to Temasek Holdings-owned Vertex Holdings, has closed its fourth fund on target at $275 million.
500 Startups has teamed up with a unit of the United Nations to launch an impact-focused start-up accelerator in Indonesia.
The premium traditionally paid for deal-making talent in China over other Asian jurisdictions is narrowing and in some cases has turned into a deficit – in what might be seen as evidence of GPs looking to strengthen their coverage beyond the region’s...
Guaranteed minimum return clauses, and their impact on entrepreneurs, have drawn renewed scrutiny in Indian private equity. Investors say a reassessment of their contribution to value-add is long overdue
An exit lag and difficulties raising money for renminbi funds in China has created a novel opening for secondaries investors comfortable moving assets from one currency to another
Sky9 Capital, a VC firm established by former Lightspeed China executive Ron Cao, has closed its second venture fund at $321 million and also raised $119 million for a growth vehicle.
The boom in LP appetite for co-investment has made it harder to secure access to deals and created adverse selection risk as private equity firms push beyond their comfort zone, investors told the AVCJ Korea Forum.
Quan Capital, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm established by the founder of US-listed Chinese drug developer Zai Lab, has closed its second fund with $275 million in commitments.
CDIB Capital has appointed Alex Ying, who previously spent nearly 20 years with The Carlyle Group, as head of its newly created buyout group.
Chinese early-stage investor Chuxin Capital has completed a $50 million first close on its debut US dollar-denominated fund.
Once a private equity firm selects a placement agent, they might be working hand in glove on a fundraise for the next two years. A strong mutual understanding increases the chances of a favorable outcome
Baidu spin-out Xiang He Capital draws on networks and experience from the corporate sphere to differentiate itself in China’s VC market. It has $425 million in dry powder to put this proposition to the test
Mary Ma, the long-serving Lenovo Group executive who forged a second career in private equity with TPG Capital and Boyu Capital, has died aged 66.
CHAMP Private Equity, which makes growth and buyout investments in middle-market companies across Australia and New Zealand, has been renamed CPE Capital.
China-based food and agriculture specialist Hosen Capital is looking to raise $750 million for its fourth fund.
Korea’s start-ups are internationalizing and becoming more technically advanced as the ecosystem matures. A rapidly multiplying flock of local VCs will have to do the same to keep up with them
Indian venture capital firm Lok Capital is targeting $150 million for its fourth fund, which will invest in growth-stage companies with a potential for positive social impact.
Korean pop music is being used as a marketing tool for a long tail of consumers products and services. While investors are keen to leverage star power, they recognize it doesn’t last forever
LGT Group has acquired a majority stake in Indian impact investor Aspada from an investment arm of Open Society Foundations, a George Soros-founded charitable institute.