PAG Asia Capital has announced that its third pan-regional fund has closed at the hard cap of $6 billion – confirming an AVCJ report from last week.
Investment and exit opportunities in India’s private equity market continue to improve, thanks in part to growing confidence among GPs in their ability to partner with portfolio companies through crucial stages of development.
Investors in China’s technology space must learn to play contrarian angles as consumer-facing segments become increasingly difficult to penetrate.
Finding talented personnel to source and execute investments remains the biggest challenge facing Asia’s private equity industry, GPs told the AVCJ Forum.
Funds dedicated to acquiring stakes in alternatives managers represent a small but growing industry niche. They target GPs with strong records, stable fee streams and a need to address inter-generational change
Private equity firms looking to maintain momentum across macro cycles must focus more on asset selection and value creation, industry participants told the AVCJ Forum.
Growing demand for information and reporting among a shifting LP base is leading Asian GPs to improve their back office structuring, investors told the AVCJ Forum.
Many private equity firms in Asia have been approached about selling a GP stake, whether it is to facilitate succession or in return for supporting a fundraise. Responses to such propositions are mixed
VCs face new challenges and opportunities in exit markets across Asia as later-stage investors and strategic players participate more deeply in early-stage ecosystems.
GPs have built strong ties with corporate Japan by demonstrating value-add capabilities. These networks should serve them well as the market becomes more active
Continued uptake of meaningful environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies in private equity will depend on fostering deeper dialogue on the subject between GPs and LPs, according to industry participants at the AVCJ ESG Forum.
PAG Asia Capital is set to make a first and final close on its third pan-regional fund on November 15 at the hard cap of $6 billion. The vehicle has been in the market for approximately six months, having set an initial target of $4.5 billion.
PE and VC players remain focused on Southeast Asia’s long-term growth trajectory despite gathering macro storm clouds. Valuations remain a bone of contention
VCs are under pressure to improve operational capacity as competition heats up in Asia’s start-up ecosystems. Methodologies filtering over from the US are finding both disciples and skeptics
As Asian GPs trial a range of operational value-add strategies with an eye on shifting market dynamics, they are discovering that helping portfolio companies requires self-inspection
Investors see potential in India as valuation concerns ease, but exits and the macro picture present challenges in the short term
Budding interest in operational value-add marks a new level of maturity in Asian private equity. Trial-and-error experimentation has progressed slower than the macro motivators
Chip Kaye, co-CEO of Warburg Pincus, discusses market fluctuations, global dislocation, expanding into Southeast Asia, raising a companion fund for China, and innovation in the secondaries space
Asian PE appears to be entering a transitional period as an assortment of macro issues loom over the global economy. GPs anticipate an adjustment in valuations, but woe betide he who tries to call the cycle
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Hillhouse Capital and VMG Partners, a US-based PE firm focused on the consumer sector, have formed a strategic partnership to invest up to $100 million in innovative consumer brands worldwide.
Bessemer Venture Partners has closed BVP X, its latest global early-stage venture capital fund, at $1.85 billion.
Centurium Capital, a private equity firm established by ex-Warburg Pincus China head David Li, has increased the hard cap on its debut fund from $1.5 billion to $1.98 billion.