Wrongly dismissed as a mere communications upgrade, data infrastructure is a new asset sub-class unto itself. A growing field of investors is recognizing the evolving opportunity set
Investors are beginning to experiment with automation in various aspects of the deal-making process. Results to date are encouraging but lack detailed cost-benefit insight
The growing influence of technology across every industry is forcing PE firms to review approaches to investment. Ensuring the right people have the right information sits at the heart of these efforts
Sovereign wealth funds are said to be pulling back from unlisted assets, a move motivated by intense competition and high valuations, as well as target allocations being reached
Souche, a Chinese online car trading platform that has received investment from Alibaba Group as well as from several PE players, has acquired industry peer Cheyipai.
The Blackstone Group’s Strategic Capital Holdings Fund has acquired a minority interest in Asia-focused alternative investment firm PAG for an undisclosed sum.
Investors appear to be discounting Asia risk in the face of rising political concerns, ranging from North Korea to Myanmar
Emerging markets private capital fundraising – led by emerging Asia – reached its highest point since the before the global financial crisis in 2017, according to EMPEA, with capital dispersed more evenly across different strategies than ever before.
Despite their strong growth potential, Australian food crops have attracted little activity from the private equity community. Investors’ interest is restrained by the high hurdles to managing these assets
The shift from blind pool funds to direct investments doesn’t reflect the preferences of all Indian family offices, but exposure to fast-growing technology start-ups is an increasingly powerful draw
Family offices represent an attractive and flexible source of capital for private equity firms, but GPs could do more to ensure the opportunities they pitch are a good fit for their audience.
Private equity has proven its worth as an asset class in India, but industry participants say achieving success in the market requires a specialized approach.
Japan Post Bank’s has fully embraced the global remit of its recently launched private equity program, making commitments to funds around the world through fund-of-funds while considering direct investments in its home market.
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Corporate venture capital investment can fill an important niche in supporting Southeast Asia’s start-up ecosystem, industry participants told the AVCJ Singapore Forum.
The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has announced several initiatives aimed at supporting technology start-ups. Mohamed Nasser Ismail, head of equity capital markets (SME), explains why a more active role is necessary
Encouraging trends in population, social mobility, commodities, technology, and governance standards are converging on Islamic finance. PE plays a small role with strong upside in Asia
In the aftermath of India’s demonetization policy, the direst predictions have failed to materialize. But the experience has also shown how little power PE firms have in some situations
Barry Lau, managing partner and CIO at Adamas Asset Management, discusses private debt opportunities in China
From Wanda Group to Walt Disney, China is filling up with theme parks. Investors see it as an opportunity to marry real estate development with the evolving consumption patterns
China is adjusting to a slower growth model driven by consumption rather than investment, but significant gains can still be made through productivity and innovation, industry participants told the AVCJ China Forum.
Lorna Chen, partner and head of the Asia asset management and investment funds practice at Shearman & Sterling, discusses China outbound investment
Restrictions on outbound investment have China’s investor community scrambling to adapt, but devising a proper response depends on future decisions from notoriously opaque regulatory agencies
Private equity investors in Asia are responding to an increasingly competitive deal-sourcing environment with a stronger focus on value-add, but successful implementation will require a cultural commitment