Mid-cap buyout has been primed as the first of multiple strategies EQT pursues in Europe and North America that will be rolled out in Asia following the completion of the firm’s merger with Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA).
India’s Fireside Ventures has soaked up rising domestic investor appetite for start-ups with an outsized third vintage, claiming that its consumer brands thesis is beginning to bear fruit
Raising capital for China strategies is difficult right now, regardless of currency, but are geopolitical forces enabling the rise of renminbi-denominated funds at the expense of the US dollar?
Martin Scott, head of Australia at Partners Group, is taking on an expanded, investment-focused role as the firm looks to put more capital to work in Australia and New Zealand.
Avataar Venture Partners, an India-based investor in growth-stage B2B technology and software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies, has reached a first close of USD 130m on its second fund. The overall target is USD 350m.
Goldman Sachs has recruited David Grayce, formerly of Pacific Equity Partners, as part of efforts to expand its private investing business in Australia and New Zealand.
Fireside Ventures, a consumer brands-focused Indian VC firm established by Kanwaljit Singh, co-founder of Helion Venture Partners, has closed its third fund on INR 18.3bn (USD 225m).
Black Ant Capital, also known as BA Capital, has closed its third renminbi-denominated fund on CNY 2.5bn (USD 349m), with commitments from independent fund-of-funds, government guidance funds, insurers, and corporates.
Careful – and protracted – cultivation of prospective LPs and relatively strong performance for Southeast Asia helped Dymon Asia Private Equity secure USD 650m for its third fund
Mirae Asset Global Investments has expanded its Australian alternatives team with the recruitment of James McGrath, formerly an investment director at local VC firm OneVentures.
Anuradha Ramachandran, who was previously an India-based director at financial technology specialist Flourish Ventures, has joined TVS Capital Funds as a managing partner.
Dymon Asia Private Equity (DAPE) has closed its third Southeast Asia middle market private equity fund at a hard cap of USD 650m, beating a target of USD 550m.
FidelisWorld, a private equity firm that invests in digitally-enabled businesses driven by consumer demand in India, is looking to raise USD 250m-USD 300m for its second fund.
SphitiCap, a recently established early-stage VC firm in India, has announced the launch of its debut fund targeting USD 500m.
Soumitro Mukerji, a partner in the banking and finance practice at Mayer Brown in Singapore, explores potential drivers of increased fund finance activity in Asian private equity
Helping Asian manufacturers climb the product value chain and lock in multinational customers is a key part of the ShawKwei & Partners thesis. It sees no reason to change, even amid sector volatility
The private equity arm of India’s Motilal Oswal Financial Services has closed its fourth flagship growth fund with INR 45bn (USD 552m) in commitments.
Currency depreciation, dwindling domestic IPO opportunities, and labour shortages are all their toll on the portfolios of middle-market Japanese private equity firms, the AVCJ Japan Forum heard.
Elev8 Venture Partners, a newly established Indian growth-stage investor, has launched its debut fund with a target of USD 200m.
D Capital, a recently established Japanese middle-market private equity firm, has achieved a third close of JPY 27bn (USD 186.4m) on its debut fund. The target is JPY 30bn.
Japanese private equity firms should be very targeted in implementing environment, social, and governance (ESG) policies at the portfolio company level even if the payoffs are small and accumulate over time, the AVCJ Japan Forum heard.
Tower Capital Asia is repositioning itself as a large, globally connected PE firm as it transitions from deal-by-deal investing to a fund structure. Deep roots in Singapore remain the nucleus of the strategy
Japan’s Nomura Holdings has launched a business called Laser Venture Capital that will invest in companies in the blockchain and digital assets space.
Singapore’s Tower Capital Asia, which has historically invested on a deal-by-deal basis, has closed its debut blind pool private equity fund for Southeast Asia on USD 379m.