The integration of sustainable practices into private equity firms and portfolio companies is a "diplomatic process," investors told the AVCJ ESG Forum.
Bits x Bites, a Chinese VC firm focused on agriculture and food technology such as alternative protein, has closed its second fund at $100 million, beating a target of $70 million.
Specialist healthcare investor CBC Group has teamed up with APG Asset Management to launch a $1.5 billion fund dedicated to the development of healthcare infrastructure in China.
Investors are pressing GPs and portfolio companies to do more on gender and cultural diversity, pointing to evidence that greater parity boosts performance, the AVCJ ESG Forum heard.
Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) and Quadrant Private Equity won the firm of the year prizes at the 2021 AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Awards, as KKR and NewQuest Capital Partners secured two victories apiece, and Weijian Shan received the AVCJ...
Japan’s Olympus Corporation has launched a medical technology-focused venture capital unit, Olympus Innovation Ventures, with an initial commitment of $50 million for its debut fund.
A91 Partners has closed its second India-focused fund with $550 million in commitments, nearly two-and-a-half years after raising $351 million for its debut vehicle.
Indonesia’s Alpha JWC Ventures has closed its third fund at $433 million, beating a target of $250 million. It is said to be the largest early-stage VC fund targeting Southeast Asia.
KKR has appointed K.V. Kamath, described as a pioneer of India's modern financial services sector, as an advisor.
A raft of rules, largely targeting the technology sector, has challenged business cases and thwarted exits in China. It is also contributing to tweaks in investment strategy
A steady rhythm of small and mid-sized IPOs in North Asia is now being punctuated by globally noticeable events. Valuations are up, but Korean and Japanese investors are game
A breakthrough offering in Indonesia and regulatory progress in Singapore highlight Southeast Asia’s growing viability as a tech IPO market. It’s unclear how well this is being communicated globally
New York’s loss is expected to be Hong Kong’s gain as regulatory and political turbulence drives Chinese start-ups to look for alternative listing destinations – unless valuations become a sticking point
In the past month, EQT has launched an impact fund with a difference and adopted science-based targets for emissions reduction. Andreas Aschenbrenner, deputy head of EQT Future, and Sophie Walker, head of sustainability for private capital, explain why
Orlando Bravo, founder and managing partner of Thoma Bravo, which claims to be the largest PE investor in software globally, on SaaS in a post-COVID-19 world, the rise of blockchain, and opportunities in Asia
Francois Aguerre, head of origination at Coller Capital, on the march towards a $500 billion global secondaries market, the rise of GP-led transactions, and the implications of more permanent capital
From B2C aggregation platforms to nascent blockchain-based products, solutions that bring alternatives to the mass market are emerging. Providers prefer to be labeled enablers than disrupters
The private equity industry wants more efficient and inclusive ways to raise high net worth money than private bank feeder funds. Technology, in different ways, might provide the answer
The Carlyle Group has recruited Amit Jain, formerly of The Blackstone Group, as a managing director in Mumbai and co-head of its India investment advisory team.
Malaysian government investor VentureTech has teamed up with SBI Ventures Malaysia to launch a MYR75 million ($18 million) technology co-investment fund.
Rampersand, an Australia-based VC investor, is looking to raise A$40 million ($29.6 million) for its fourth fund, which will address what the firm describes as a “chronic funding gap in early-stage seed funding.”
Singapore’s Quest Ventures and ShipsFocus, a specialized start-up services studio, have achieved a first close of S$10 million ($7.5 million) on a maritime technology fund.
Glow Capital Partners, an Australian private equity firm established by Justin Ryan, formerly of Quadrant Private Equity, and Kate Morris, founder of beauty e-commerce platform Adore Beauty, is targeting A$300 million ($222 million) for its debut fund.
MCP Capital (MCPC), a Japanese lower mid-market buyout firm that spun out from Mizuho Bank earlier this year, is looking to raise up to JPY30 billion ($263.2 million) for its sixth fund.