B Capital Group has hired Sheila Patel, formerly the Singapore-based chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, as a vice president amid a concerted Asian expansion drive.
Ince Capital, a Chinese venture capital firm established by J.P. Gan, formerly a managing partner at Qiming Venture Partners, has achieved a first close of approximately $450 million on its second fund.
Japan’s Integral Corporation treads lightly in the conservative agriculture space as it helps fertilizer maker Nitto FC evolve from an owner-centric culture to a more distributed power structure
Creador has reached a first close of $500 million on its fifth South and Southeast Asia-focused fund, with the first three investments set for completion in August.
Unison Capital hones its game and holds tight to its heritage as one of the pioneers of private equity in Japan, even as its tentacles begin to span the breadth of Asia
LPs cannot survive indefinitely on re-ups and new commitments to managers they know well. Questions are being asked internally as to what it would take to back an Asian GP sight unseen
Eight Roads Ventures has promoted Ashish Venkataramani to partner in India. It brings the firm's partner count across Bangalore and Mumbai to five.
Having made his name in Asia secondaries at Paul Capital, Jason Sambanju struck out on his own in 2017 with Foundation Private Equity. He explains why there is room for a local GP dedicated to LP-style deals
Japan’s Advantage Partners has broadened its investment scope with the introduction of a renewables and sustainability strategy.
Taiwan’s Hive Ventures managed to attract significant local support for its debut fund despite having a sparse network in its home market. Its focus on early-stage AI didn’t hurt
Tikehau Capital has taken a majority interest in dedicated Asia secondaries investor Foundation Private Equity, supporting the firm’s $110 million first close on its debut fund.
Velocity Ventures, a Singapore-based VC firm focused on travel and hospitality, has reached a first close on its debut fund. Commitments stand at 40% of the $20 million target.
Fidelity-backed Eight Roads has launched a China healthcare fund with a corpus of $400 million, which will invest across the industry value chain and in areas related to critical diseases.
First at MDI Ventures and now at BRI Ventures, Nicko Widjaja has established himself as a pioneer of corporate venture capital in Indonesia. The journey has been long and sometimes bumpy
Secondaries specialist TR Capital has established a base in Shenzhen with a view to sourcing more deals in China’s red-hot technology sector. Online used car trading platform Bochewang is the latest example
Mark Machin, formerly CEO of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), has agreed to join Serendipity Capital, a Singapore-based investor specializing in financial services, as a non-executive director.
Ian Bell, formerly head of the Asia Pacific private funds group at placement agent Evercore, has joined Apollo Global Management to lead fundraising and investor relations in the region.
The corporate governance scandal at Toshiba underlines the increasing influence of activist investors in Japan. For private equity firms, there are two sides to the coin
Venturi Partners, a Singapore-based consumer-focused investment firm established by a former Verlinvest executive in the region, has completed a $100 million first close on its debut fund.
More than half of LPs continue to establish new GP relationships at the same rate as before the pandemic, according to the latest installment of Coller Capital’s global private equity barometer survey.
Family offices have helped iGlobe Partners renew a lean and restrained deep tech VC mandate. A global investee network is hoped to facilitate overseas investments amid travel stoppages
The rapid ascent of single-asset continuation vehicles in the US and Europe might be emulated in Asia, but investors are approaching the market with measured optimism
Pre-pandemic, it was unclear whether China’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) industry could achieve monetization. Much has changed since then, says Yipin Ng, co-founder and managing partner of Yunqi Partners
From renminbi funds to US dollar funds and from growth equity to buyouts, Hosen Capital has been through several evolutions in its first decade. Meeting China’s food needs remains a constant