Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) closed a record nine direct private equity deals in Asia during the 2019 financial year, while writing down one of its largest existing co-investments in the region.
VIG Partners has reached a first close of $530 million on its fourth Korea-focused fund, with international investors accounting for more than 60% of commitments received so far.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) plans to transfer S$45 billion ($33 billion) of the country’s foreign exchange reserves to GIC Private for deployment in longer-term investments.
Private equity investors in emerging markets are expanding the scope of their manager due diligence, driven by the weaknesses exposed in the demise of Abraaj Group as well as by increasing emphasis on environment, social, and governance (ESG) protocols.
Just over two years after its founders spun out from KKR, DCP Capital has raised China’s joint-largest first-time fund on record. The firm sees opportunities emerging in a changing commercial environment
Indonesia has become a source of frustration for LPs that want to see more exits. A weak currency, slower growth and rising competition aren’t helping GPs as they seek to deliver the required returns
As demand for private equity grows among institutional investors globally, HESTA is focusing on building its internal unlisted assets expertise to connect with potential fund managers on their own terms
China’s tech sector is gripped by uncertainty, but some GPs will do anything to avoid marking down their portfolios. LPs are entitled to ask whether unicorns are still worthy of a billion-dollar valuation
HSBC Private Banking has raised approximately $300 million from its clients for Baring Private Equity Asia’s latest pan-regional fund.
Japan’s Pension Fund Association for Local Government Officials (Chikyoren) has awarded an overseas private equity mandate to Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management.
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Australia's Hostplus partners with Natixis-backed Flexstone Partners for an investment program focused on backing middle-market US managers
Moonrise Capital, a global venture capital-focused investment firm established by Don Pascal, formerly CEO of Commonfund Capital, has raised $105.7 million for a China fund-of-funds product.
Australian superannuation fund Hostplus has launched an investment program focused on middle-market US private equity managers with Flexstone Partners, a PE unit of Natixis.
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Recruitment is the biggest challenge for Australian institutional investors as they look to deepen their participation in private equity, senior executives told the AVCJ Australia & New Zealand Forum.
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...
HarbourVest Partners has promoted Minjin Chung (pictured), a principal based in Korea, to the level of managing director with responsibility for North Asia.
Australian LPs want to establish deep relationships with portfolio GPs – where they can play an additive role in the investment management process – and see co-investment as one of the best ways of achieving this.
Australia’s Future Fund has appointed Alicia Gregory as its new head of private equity. She currently occupies the same position at MLC, operator of the country’s largest retail superannuation fund.
Leveraging the online and offline infrastructure of its parent’s P2P lending platform, CreditEase Wealth Management has built a channel for Chinese high net worth money to enter private equity