Investors told the AVCJ China Forum they believe low valuations in the country’s secondary markets will begin to appear in the primary market. But they are positive on the long-term.
Japan’s regional banks have risen from a low base to become a meaningful LP constituency for local middle-market managers. Their staying power might be a function of broader industry consolidation
Hillhouse Investment, the buyout and growth capital unit of Asia-focused Hillhouse Group, has raised $5.2 billion for a growth equity fund, more than twice the original target.
UK development finance institution CDC Group has provided an anchor commitment of undisclosed size to a Pakistan VC fund targeting $20 million from Gobi Ventures and local conglomerate Fatima Group.
The value creation-driven PE playbook on ESG in Asia converts marginal gains into big picture policy wins – provided investors focus on the right areas and the flow of information isn’t stymied
Japan Investment Corporation aims to help a sparse venture capital market catch up with a slightly more mature buyout space. Balancing private and public interests remains the key challenge
South Korean institutional investors are keen to deploy capital in alternatives, their sentiment towards the asset class boosted by a relatively robust recovery from the pandemic and the stabilization of returns, the AVCJ Korea Forum heard.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has proposed a commitment of up to $25 million in the sophomore fund of India’s A91 Partners, which has a target of $500-550 million.
GP-LP reporting in the age of remote portfolio assessments and stilted video catchups leaves much to be desired. Both sides are trying to bridge the divide, but no best-practice approach has emerged
The swelling bank balances of Australia’s high net worth individuals and family offices are an attractive target for private equity. Access is becoming increasingly formalized across the spectrum
Baring Private Equity Asia expects 10% of its eighth pan-regional fund to be deployed in growth-stage investments, underlining how Asia’s traditional large-cap buyout funds are increasing their focus on minority deals in high-growth sectors like technology.
Elliott Management is supporting a $450 million restructuring of Olympus Capital Asia’s third fund, which involves taking out a profit participation loan held by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) as well as buying standard positions from...
The growing secondaries opportunity in Asia is attracting more global capital, but managers with strategies dedicated to the region are few. This is changing, albeit gradually
In approaching Asian private equity, Allianz Capital Partners combines the classic conservatism of an insurance investor with a seasoned understanding of how to assess – and perhaps not over-respond – to risk
Demand for technology exposure among India’s most affluent is intensifying. Family offices may vary in profile, experience, and mode of access, but they all want a piece of the latest hot start-up
Southeast Asia-focused Openspace Ventures has reached a first close of $120 million on its debut growth fund, which will primarily participate in follow-on rounds for existing portfolio companies.
Southeast Asian GPs jockey for global attention with mixed results as the largest LPs continue to hesitate to commit to the region. A trickle of investment fuels theories about how to get more
PAG has closed its second growth fund, which makes middle-market investments – predominantly in China – that fall below the minimum check size for its pan-Asian vehicle at $525 million.
Suyi Kim, head of Asia Pacific at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), has been named senior managing director and global head of private equity.
The lack of a reliable IPO channel is a longstanding exit obstacle for venture capital investors in India. Domestic listings may, unexpectedly, prove to be the answer
Engagement, efficiency, and accountability are the driving forces behind reforms to Australia’s superannuation system. But could private equity lose out in a race to the middle on returns?
Temasek Holdings shook off last year’s retraction in value to post its highest shareholder return in 11 years, with the overall portfolio reaching a record S$381 billion ($281 billion) for the 12 months ended March.
LPs cannot survive indefinitely on re-ups and new commitments to managers they know well. Questions are being asked internally as to what it would take to back an Asian GP sight unseen