When the US withdrew from the Trans Pacific Partnership, the remaining participants decided to go it alone. Hopes are high that the deal will result in improved business environments across Southeast Asia
Malaysian investors are unfazed by a period of political tumult that has directly embroiled the country’s government-guided private equity industry. An erratic growth trajectory now appears set to stabilize
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has raised the limit on capital that can be invested by local private equity and venture capital funds in overseas companies from $500 million to $750 million.
A long-smoldering trade dispute between the US and China has begun to reverberate globally across a range of sectors. Private equity must not ignore the potential impacts
The move to allow zero-revenue biotech companies to list in Hong Kong has spurred investor interest in healthcare. But valuations are high and success in this capital-intensive space is by no means guaranteed
The Abraaj Group – which has been under pressure since governance concerns emerged in February – has appointed provisional liquidators to work on a restructuring of the firm after a second creditor filed a petition seeking to recover unpaid debts.
Hong Kong has altered its IPO regime to attract tech companies with unorthodox shareholding structures and biotech start-ups with no revenue. But only certain businesses are welcome to apply
Chinese companies listed on the National Equities Exchange & Quotation (NEEQ) – a market aimed at smaller, less proven companies and qualified investors – will be encouraged to go public in Hong Kong.
China had 164 unicorns worth a collective $628.4 billion at the end of last year, a government report stated, as the prospect of A-share listings by domestic internet companies was once again raised.
China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has implemented rules that effectively add another layer of approval for LP commitments by domestic investors to offshore private equity funds.
Hong Kong is proposing to loosen its listing requirements - with a view to attracting Chinese technology IPOs - in a measured way. However, changes of such significance are rarely implemented smoothly
Shares held by venture capital investors will be subject to a shorter lock-up period after their portfolio companies list on Chinese stock exchanges in a move designed to encourage long-term investment.
Fund administrator Augentius has appointed Jimmy Leong as managing director for Asia following the departure of Alexander Traub to Alter Domus.
India’s demonetization policy has been the principal driver for a surge in financial technology investment in the country, according to research by Accenture and CB Insights.
Sino IC Capital, a technology-focused PE fund manager backed by the Chinese government, has become the latest investor to fall foul of US regulators following the termination of its acquisition of semiconductor and electronics manufacturer Xcerra.
Two pieces of legislation – one enacted and the other pending – are expected to facilitate corporate restructuring in Australia. It remains to be seen how turnaround investors take advantage of this
Warburg Pincus has called off a planned $360 million investment in Tata Technologies, the engineering outsourcing and product development IT services arm of Indian conglomerate Tata Group.
India’s latest Union Budget promises strong support for domestic entrepreneurs and venture capital investors, but provides few specific measures to benefit the private equity industry.
The asset management units of Chinese insurance companies can no longer launch debt-like products masquerading as private equity, amid concerns about rising corporate and local government debt burdens
Chinese banks will be allowed to raise capital from third-party investors to participate in debt-for-equity swap programs as regulators look for additional ways to alleviate the country’s corporate debt problem.
A crackdown on cash loans has undermined investor confidence in China’s fast-growing online consumer-lending market. However, VC players are confident that start-ups can find other angles
A turbulent 2017 for South Korea in both domestic and international politics has complicated private equity agendas across a number of sectors, but GPs are tracking some positive aftereffects.
India has broadened its regulations on foreign direct investment (FDI), permitting unconditional 100% FDI in sectors including single-brand retail trading (SBRT).
Hony Capital is poised to become the latest Chinese private equity firm to enter the mutual fund business.