China-focused VC firm Ameba Capital has closed its debut US dollar-denominated fund at $265 million, supported by a renminbi-to-US dollar secondary restructuring and a primary staple.
Japan’s early-stage investment environment has improved dramatically over the past several years with the emergence of a new generation of entrepreneurs, industry participants told the AVCJ Japan Forum.
The Blackstone Group has appointed Ryusuke Shigetomi, formerly vice chairman for global investment banking at Morgan Stanley, as representative director and chairman of its Japan operations.
Having raised $142 million for its debut fund, Genesis Capital joins a select group of Australian mid-market GPs with blind pools. The firm believes a singular focus on healthcare was a key selling point
Hans Wang, who leads the Greater China and Asia cross-border teams at CVC Capital Partners, discusses uncertainty in China, the evolution of partnership and control strategies, and how to stay ahead in Asia
With investor sentiment on China’s technology sector cooling, community group buying platforms are battling to conserve cash. This has done little for the government’s anti-monopoly drive
3H Healthcare Investment, which specializes in early-stage China biotech and medical devices deals, has closed its second US dollar-denominated fund at the hard cap of $330 million.
Apollo Global Management has recruited three professionals from Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to join its Asia Pacific credit business.
Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) has completed two closes on its eighth pan-regional fund, receiving commitments of around $8.5 billion – the initial target for the entire vehicle.
Singapore-based Wavemaker Partners has launched what it calls a first-of-its-kind tech venture builder for Southeast Asia, including a fund targeting $25 million.
Affirma Capital has closed its fifth Korea-focused fund with KRW543 billion ($473 million) in commitments, marking its first successful fundraise since spinning out from Standard Chartered.
Temasek Holdings is backing Singapore’s efforts to attract and develop high-growth businesses with the formation of an investment platform that will support local companies with regional and global expansion ambitions.
Tokyo-based Keystone Partners is looking to raise around JPY50 billion ($440 million) for its fifth Japan-focused fund, which will make a combination of growth and turnaround investments.
The family office that represents members of Australia’s Fairfax family launched its private equity program six years ago. Venture capital, growth equity, and co-investment are increasingly on the agenda
As the US recovers from a glut in SPAC fundraising, Asian jurisdictions are launching their own regimes. Not every start-up is a good fit for New York. Is Singapore or Hong Kong a good fit for them?
India’s Axis Bank has launched a distress buyout fund targeting INR35 billion ($468 million) via its asset management business.
WM Partners and Alternative Investment Capital (AIC) are looking to raise a JPY10 billion ($88 million) secondary fund that will primarily target LP positions in Japan-focused private equity funds.
Christine Tsai, co-founder of 500 Global, formerly 500 Startups, reflects on how a planetary approach to seed-stage VC has changed the asset class, the developing world, and the firm itself
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.
Australia-based turnaround specialist Allegro Funds is targeting A$600 million ($449 million) for its fourth fund, more than twice what it raised in the previous vintage.
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
Japan’s massive mid-sized business sector is still trading in its fax machines for the cloud, sometimes willingly, sometimes begrudgingly. PE’s help is most needed in terms of mindset
The China-based venture capital firm declined to increase its Fund II hard cap as regulatory uncertainty mounted. It now has $275 million in dry powder earmarked for services digitalization