Affinity Equity Partners has recruited Sam Sun, previously a partner at Sequoia Capital, as a managing director based in Beijing.
A darker mood for Chinese investors in India is stirring expectations for a wave of direct secondary opportunities
The global SPAC craze is percolating into Asia, with private equity firms among the sponsors. LPs aren’t necessarily comfortable with the development, but there’s only so much they can do about it
See Fund, an investment firm established by the founder of Chinese artificial intelligence chip start-up DeePhi Technology, has raised RMB200 million ($31 million) for its debut fund.
Pakistan-focused VC firm Indus Valley Capital has raised $17.5 million for its debut fund focused on early-stage start-ups. The initial target was $15 million.
Few mid-market private equity firms in Asia have dedicated ESG personnel and this is not necessarily an obstacle to progress. As compliance and reporting burdens increase, the status quo may change
From fraudulent drawdown notices to ransomware, private equity firms and their portfolio companies are increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Training and vigilance are paramount
Affirma Capital came into being 18 months ago as Standard Chartered’s private equity team spun out with most of the remaining balance sheet assets. COO Ivo Philipps explains the middle and back office transition
Asia and Africa-focused impact investor LeapFrog Investments has recruited Biju Mohandas as a partner and global co-lead for healthcare.
TPG has agreed to take a majority interest in Asia secondaries specialist NewQuest Capital Partners, nearly three years after acquiring a minority stake in the manager.
Ocean Link has raised $580 million for a second fund targeting China travel, tourism and consumer technology assets, but the firm believes co-investment could take aggregate deployment to $1.4 billion
The trend toward more stringent due diligence in recent years has maximized fundraising complexity at a time when the professionals involved must adapt to unfamiliar virtual forums
The COO role is gradually becoming more prevalent in Asian private equity, but GPs struggle to find the right combination of financial skills and business acumen. The optimal candidate is often internal
Terence Lee, a managing director at KKR who leads technology, media and telecom (TMT) and growth equity investments in Southeast Asia, has left the firm.
Cathay Capital has announced a spate of global personnel appointments in private equity and venture capital, including the naming of Arthur Yeung as executive president.
Sameer Nath, co-founder and a managing partner at Indian VC firm Iron Pillar, has spun out to form TrueScale Capital, which will follow a similar venture growth remit.
Quadrant Private Equity has become the first Asia Pacific-based manager to make the top 10 in the HEC-Dow Jones Private Equity Performance Ranking.
Chinese venture capital firm Yunqi Partners has promoted Yu Chen - who specializes in big data, cloud computing, autonomous driving, and robotics investments - to partner.
Consumer-focused private equity firm L Catterton has recruited Yock Siong “Song” Tee and Anjana Sasidharan to leadership positions in Southeast Asia and India, respectively.
Having closed its fourth fund at the hard cap of $350 million, Asia secondaries specialist TR Capital expects to go deep into China fund restructurings, taking out renminbi investors onshore and offshore
Auckland-based private equity firm Pioneer Capital has received a cornerstone commitment of NZ$100 million ($72 million) for its fourth fund from New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZ Super).
Lilly Asia Ventures (LAV) has raised $1.35 billion for its latest healthcare fund, having introduced a $450 million opportunity vehicle that sits alongside a core pool of $900 million.
Richard Folsom, representative partner of Advantage Partners, looks back on a year dominated by succession planning, fundraising, and new investment opportunities
EQT has seen more turnover in its senior Asia team with the departure of partner Tak Wai Chung. The move comes as the firm looks to expand and reposition its business in the region.