Sequoia Capital India has split its investment staff, creating separate teams for India and Southeast Asia focused on venture and growth capital investments. The firm's China and US affiliates already employ a similar strategy.
Voting for the 2018 AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Awards has now closed. Many thanks for your participation. The winners will be announced on November 12.
Portfolio companies in Asia’s emerging markets are increasingly enthusiastic about implementing environment, social and governance (ESG) policies, but only when they see clear benefits for their business
AVCJ's daily bulletin will not be published on October 1 due to the public holiday in Hong Kong marking China's National Day.
Asian family offices outperformed their counterparts globally in 2017 thanks to their relatively high exposure to private equity and emerging market public equities, according to a survey.
There will be no AVCJ bulletin on September 25 due to a public holiday in Hong Kong marking the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Nominations for the 2018 AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Awards have now closed. The public voting stage of the process will begin around October 10.
Investors are beginning to experiment with automation in various aspects of the deal-making process. Results to date are encouraging but lack detailed cost-benefit insight
Technologies credited with completely transforming the financial sector have yet to make a dent on day-to-day operations in private equity. The status quo, however, will not last
GIC Private’s investment performance declined for the third consecutive year, with the sovereign wealth fund once again warning of uncertainty driven by high asset valuations, increased risk of monetary policy tightening, and international trade tensions.
China Investment Corporation (CIC) posted a record-high return of 17.59% on its international portfolio in 2017 – compared to 6.22% the previous year – as the sovereign wealth fund’s total assets reached $941.4 billion.
Temasek Holdings saw its net portfolio value reach S$308 billion ($235 billion) as the Singapore government-controlled investment fund stepped up its investment activity in the 12 months ended March 2018.
AVCJ's daily bulletin will not be published on Monday, July 2 due to a public holiday marking the establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
AVCJ's daily bulletin will not be published on Monday June 18 due to the public holiday in Hong Kong
Asian LPs see a shortage of qualified professionals capable of executing investment programs as the biggest obstacle to improving their private equity returns.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) continues to ramp up its exposure to Asian private equity, with called and uncalled commitments rising 27% to C$17.1 billion ($13.3 billion) for the 12 months ended March 2018.
AVCJ's daily bulletin will not be published on May 22 due to a public holiday in Hong Kong.
Start-ups looking to go public must have solid plans for long-term growth and clear targets by which their progress can be measured, according to Adena Friedman, president and CEO of NASDAQ.
AVCJ's daily bulletin will not be published on Tuesday May 1 due to the Labor Day public holiday in Hong Kong.
AVCJ's daily bulletin will not be published on April 5 due to a public holiday in Hong Kong for the Ching Ming Festival.
AVCJ's daily bulletin will take a short break for the Easter holiday. Publication will resume on April 3.
The Japan Private Equity Association is pushing its members towards a performance benchmarking system in the hope that it will help persuade more foreign LPs to back local managers
Asian PE investors must accustom themselves to longer holding periods and more aggressive value creation initiatives if they are to achieve their target returns in a pricey market, according to Bain & Company.
Asian GPs are putting themselves at unnecessary risk by failing to prioritize cybersecurity. However, even smaller players with fewer resources at their disposal can implement effective countermeasures