Gobi-Core named partner for Philippines start-up fund
A Philippines-focused fund supported by Gobi Partners has been selected as a co-investment partner for the government’s Startup Venture Fund (SVF), which was launched in 2021 to support early-stage investment.
New Zealand's Pencarrow closes Fund VI on $187m
New Zealand-based Pencarrow Private Equity has closed its sixth fund at the hard cap of NZD 300m (USD 187m), having scaled up from NZD 250m in the previous vintage.
PeerCapital hits $37m first close on India early-stage fund
PeerCapital, an Indian venture capital firm that participates in seed and Series A rounds, has reached a first close of INR 3bn (USD 36.3m) on its debut fund.
AVCJ Awards 2022: Firm of the Year – Mid Cap: Pacific Equity Partners
Reflecting on a 12-month period characterised by a string of bumper exits, Australia’s Pacific Equity Partners sees a clear connection between performance and well-established team and culture
China Renaissance founder Fan Bao goes missing
China Renaissance has confirmed it is unable to contact Fan Bao, the group’s chairman, executive director, CEO, and controlling shareholder.
Primavera targets onshore China deals
Primavera Capital Group has established a fund under China's Qualified Foreign Limited Partnership (QFLP) regime, underlining interest in onshore investments among managers with US dollar-denominated pools of capital.
Ex-Blue Pool partner targets $200m fundraise
Danny Lee, formerly head of global private equity at Blue Pool Capital, the family office of Alibaba Group co-founder Joe Tsai, has established his own firm and is looking to raise a USD 200m fund.
Singapore to top-up SME co-investment programme
Singapore has earmarked an additional SGD 150m (USD 112m) for a co-investment fund that will invest in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as part of efforts to help local companies scale and become globally competitive.
Eight Roads builds out China team
Eight Roads Ventures has added three partners to its China team through promotion, bringing the total number in the country to 10.
Alibaba-backed eWTP pursues $1bn in VC fundraise
EWTP Arabia Capital, an investment arm of the Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) backed by Alibaba Group and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, has raised nearly USD 1bn for an Asia-Middle East fund.
Value in adversity: Australia’s operational challenge
With Australia poised for a rarely-seen period of economic difficulty, the operational capabilities developed by domestic private equity firms will be put to the test
AVCJ Awards 2022: Fundraising of the Year – Venture Capital: Qiming Venture Partners
Qiming Venture Partners defied tough conditions to close its eighth US dollar-denominated fund on USD 2.5bn. Managing Partner Nisa Leung looks back on the process and examines the prospects for healthcare
Australia's Fortitude adds two partners
Australia-based Fortitude Investment Partners, formerly the growth capital investment business of listed alternatives manager Blue Sky, has promoted Bryan Brown and Sam O’Connor to partner.
Temasek's Fullerton recruits ex-Asia head of Eurazeo
Eddie Chen, formerly head of Asia at Europe-headquartered investment firm Eurazeo, has joined Temasek Holdings-owned Fullerton Fund Management as a managing director.
Novo Tellus seeks $375m for third industrial tech fund
Novo Tellus Capital Partners, a Singapore-based private equity firm that invests in industrial technology assets across the Indo-Pacific region, has set a target of USD 375m for its third fund.
Inconfin closes India impact fund on $77m
Incofin Investment Management, a Belgium-headquartered impact investor, has reached a final close of USD 77m on a fund that will target financial inclusion and agri-food in India.
AIIB launches $160m to cleantech VC strategy
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has committed USD 160m to a plan to back small-scale venture capital funds targeting cleantech and technology-enabled sustainable infrastructure.
China's Oriza Rivertown raises $236m
Oriza Rivertown, the growth investment arm of Suzhou-based Oriza Holdings, has raised CNY1.6bn (USD 236m) across two funds, bringing its total asset under management to CNY 4.5bn.
Goldman raises $5.2b global growth fund
Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) has closed its debut global growth fund with USD 5.2bn in commitments. It claims this is one of the largest first-time growth vehicles ever raised globally.
LP interview: Quilvest Capital Partners
Fund-of-funds Quilvest Capital Partners was an early-mover in PE globally but has maintained a lean profile that speaks to its family office roots. It is pressing ahead with a China and India-focused Asia strategy
Fund focus: ChrysCapital accumulates $1.4b India war chest
For ChrysCapital Partners, raising India’s largest private equity fund reflects the growth in the economy and in the investment opportunity, with bigger deals across more sectors on the agenda
Monolith sets $250m hard cap for China fund
Monolith Management, an investment firm established by Xi Cao, formerly a partner at Sequoia Capital China, has set the hard cap at USD 250m for its debut China venture capital fund.
Carlyle names Harvey Schwartz as CEO
The Carlyle Group has appointed Harvey M. Schwartz, formerly president and co-COO of Goldman Sachs, as its new CEO.
Alvarez & Marsal expands PE coverage in Australia
Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has appointed Timo Schmid as a managing director and head of its newly established private equity performance improvement practice in Australia and New Zealand.