Chinese GPs that can identify where their strategies might go wrong – and therefore avoid problems before they emerge – are most likely to emerge as winners in a market characterized by rising competition and changing economic circumstances, LPs told...
The first 15 years of Australia’s Allegro Funds have been marked by a series of changes both to the firm and its market. Adapting to meet them has proven to be one of the turnaround specialist’s greatest strengths
Issuing preferred equity to secondary investors is a short-cut to liquidity for China VCs with valuable portfolios but few exits. The strategy isn’t universally popular, but what will it take for GPs to make the leap?
Japan’s quiet venture capital space is booming within its own borders. Signs of a stronger exit market and an exuberant influx of corporate involvement are encouraging themes, but they will play out slowly
Weijian Shan’s memoir ends before his private equity career begins, but it represents a remarkable on-the-ground account of a difficult period in the 20th century evolution of China
Are concerns over trade and the economy causing US LPs to back away from Chinese private equity? The more pertinent question is whether - and how - they already have exposure to the market
Private equity firms are deploying increasing amounts of capital into Chinese internet plays without having a clear understanding of what the target businesses are worth or how to add value to them, according to Bain & Company.
TPG Capital has terminated Bill McGlashan (pictured), founder of its mid-market investment platform TPG Growth and co-founder of impact investment vehicle The Rise Fund, after he was charged this week for his role in the college bribery scandal in the...
China’s ESG compliance drive reflects a long structural change for financial markets and an evolutionary process for local business culture. Many investment variables are unique
Brookfield Asset Management has agreed to acquire a 62% stake in Oaktree Capital in a deal worth about $4.7 billion.
SoftBank plans to invest around $1.6 billion in Chinese ride-hailing app operator Didi Chuxing, marking the Japanese internet giant’s third investment in the company.
Eric Xin, a managing director with CITIC Capital, discusses the causes of China’s recent economic woes, the potential for services sector reform, and why corporate carve-outs are still flavor of the month
Omidyar Network, a global impact investment firm launched by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar that is an active investor in Asia, has spun out its financial technology division into a new VC firm called Flourish Ventures.
Funds that are structured to hold assets for extended periods make sense – given the increasing number of companies that want to delay going public or avoid it altogether – but fees remain an issue, institutional investors told the AVCJ Australia...
The Japan-based team of 500 Startups has spun out a separate firm called Coral Capital and announced a debut fund with about $45 million in commitments.
US-based enterprise software giant Salesforce has launched a $50 million venture capital fund focused on Australian technology start-ups.
KKR has appointed Kate Richdale, formerly chairman of investment banking for Asia ex-Japan at Goldman Sachs, to the new position of head of strategy and business development for Asia Pacific.
Multiples Alternate Asset Management is seeking INR65.3 billion ($920 million) for its third India-focused private equity fund.
Hong Kong will consider altering its tax regime to encourage private equity firms to operate in the territory as well as offering more choice on fund structure through the introduction of a new limited partnership regime.
Long timeframes of incremental growth from a shallow base will test the staying power of a new generation of Australian venture capital funds. But confidence is running high
Chester Moynihan, founding partner of Australia-based turnaround specialist Allegro Funds, discusses deal sourcing, the impact of credit funds, and developing a coherent approach to operations
Most Australian institutional investors want to participate in deals alongside private equity managers, but few have the bandwidth to do it effectively. Recruitment and risk controls are the key obstacles
Quadrant Private Equity is planning to raise a A$300 million ($215 million) fund focused on growth equity investments in small and medium-sized enterprises in Australia.
Will the rapid increases in fund size for the likes of Japan Industrial Partners and Polaris Private Equity turn out to be the exception or the rule in Japan's middle market?