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GPs like targeting banks during downturns, investing in stronger players at discount valuations and backing them to come out the other side with increased market share. Will it be more of the same with COVID-19?
Nominations for the 2020 AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Awards will close on September 30 at 6 p.m. Hong Kong time. Please take the opportunity to have your say on the year's outstanding firms, fundraises, investments and exits.
Southeast Asia benefits from an enviable macro outlook versus other markets, and investment in the region is set to recover relatively quickly. But is that enough?
Asia private equity fundraising rebounded from a seven-year low in the first quarter of the year to reach $24 billion for April through June, but commitments were concentrated on a handful of managers.
China is the implied threat as governments look to protect vulnerable domestic companies from foreign corporate raiders. On balance, PE investors are unlikely to benefit from moves towards de-globalization
Institutional LPs are traditionally less engaged with VC versus PE when it comes to responsible investment standards. A multitude of drivers are changing this, but not quickly
Facebook has acquired a 9.9% stake in Jio Platforms, the holding company behind a number of apps and the parent of India's largest telecom operator.
Chinese social e-commerce platform Pinduoduo – which has several VC backers - has invested $200 million in Gome Retail, one of the country's leading household appliance and electronics retailers.
India has increased the regulatory requirements for inbound investments from groups in bordering countries in what is seen as a move to restrict Chinese activity.
LPs are receiving more capital calls from private equity firms following the coronavirus outbreak, with the concurrent drop in public market valuations prompting concerns about overallocation to the asset class, according to a survey by the Institutional...
Private equity fundraising, investment and exits all fell to multi-year lows in the first quarter of 2020 as the economic fallout from coronavirus outbreak forced investors to focus on existing portfolio exposure and made them wary of making new commitments.
The coronavirus outbreak appears to be fast-tracking a long-expected economic downturn. The situation is very different from the aftermath of the global financial crisis, but PE investors may still draw instruction from the events of 2008-2009
Eurazeo’s Europe-China fund – a joint effort with China Investment Corporation (CIC) and BNP Paribas – will come online at the end of this month with an initial EUR400 million ($445 million) in dry powder. It is the France-based GP’s latest milestone...
KKR expects to deploy one-third of its recently closed debut global impact fund in Asia and is adding dedicated resources in the region to work on deal sourcing and execution.
Investors are quietly leveraging subtle advantages in the Australian enterprise software space to create global leaders. The market will not remain an overlooked goldmine for long
Existing analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on PE and VC in Asia is largely based on anecdotes and incomplete datasets. A detailed prognosis must wait - and then the broader implications for consumption habits will take even longer to emerge
Capital committed to Asia-focused private equity managers fell 28% year-on-year to $104.4 billion in 2019, largely due to a drop-off in activity in the pan-regional buyout and venture capital segments. Investments and exits were also down on the previous...
Private equity firms must move beyond approaching investments simply with an ESG mindset and cultivate a more results-driven approach to environment, social and governance issues, industry participants told the Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity...
ESR, an Asia Pacific-focused logistics real estate platform, has formed a joint venture with Singapore’s GIC Private with a view to investing $500 million in high-quality facilities in China.
The notion of delivering measurable positive social and environmental impact while simultaneously generating risk-adjusted financial returns has struck a chord with many LPs. But impact strategies can still be a tough sell
Private equity activity is lagging in Asia across fundraising, investment and exits as a result of political and economic headwinds. But there is still appetite for new managers and strategies
Howard Marks, co-chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, discusses populism, deficit, trade wars, the shift in focus from public to private markets, and why his default position is one of caution
Investors at the AVCJ Forum offered optimistic outlooks for 2020 but said tighter deal markets would demand specialization in defensive sectors and a closer watch on valuations.