Myanmar-based private equity firm Ascent Capital Partners has strengthened its leadership with the naming of two new managing partners. It follows a final close for the firm’s debut fund.
Portfolio Advisors has promoted Chris Choi, who is responsible for business development and client services in Asia, from senior vice president to managing director.
The Blackstone Group has appointed Eiichi Hasegawa, who most recently served as an advisor to former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as a senior advisor in the country.
A selection of the transfers, promotions, arrivals and departures in the private equity community in 2020
PAG has named Koichi Ito, previously of Credit Suisse, and Yoichi Tamagawa, formerly of Marunouchi Capital, as co-heads of its Japan private equity business.
Sanjay Nayar, who helped establish KKR’s India operations and currently serves as country CEO, will relinquish his leadership responsibilities and transition to a chairman role.
Cathay Capital has named Matthieu van der Elst, formerly CEO of France’s Michelin Ventures, as its first chief impact officer.
OTV, an Israeli VC firm focused on digital health, has closed its latest fund at $170 million, opened a China office, and appointed a new head of Asia to spearhead an expansion in the region.
Australia’s Future Fund has appointed Sue Brake as its new CIO and brought in Kelvin Mak, formerly of Navis Capital Partners, as a director in the private equity team.
Kazushige Kobayashi, formerly of Capital Dynamics, has won a fund-of-funds mandate from the Tokyo government to be managed by a dedicated team set up under Asian alternatives group MCP Asset Management.
Culture, patience, personality, and complementary skills are key team-building considerations for private equity firms seeking longevity and sustainability, investors told the AVCJ Forum.
Atul Phull, who left Everstone Group in 2018 after a seven-year stint spent primarily on fundraising activities, has rejoined the India and Southeast Asia-focused private equity firm.
Eight Roads Ventures has recruited Xin Liu, formerly of Greater Pacific Capital, as a partner in its China team.
Aditya Puri, previously CEO of HDFC Bank, India’s largest private sector lender, has joined The Carlyle Group as a senior advisor in Asia.
Hamilton Lane has opened a Singapore office, which will be headed by Xiaying Zhang, the firm’s Hong Kong-based business development lead for Southeast Asia.
Eric Marchand, who left his role as Unigestion’s head of Asia Pacific private equity earlier this year, has joined Campbell Lutyens as a senior advisor.
Investcorp will establish an environment, social and governance (ESG) pilot project in India as a stepping stone to implementing a global framework.
Australia’s AMP Capital has doubled down on its Asia Pacific infrastructure debt strategy with the creation of a dedicated team based across Sydney and Singapore.
Singapore’s Openspace Ventures has hired Jessica Huang Pouleur (pictured), formerly of Providence Equity Partners and latterly head of Asia M&A for The Walt Disney Company, as an executive director.
Lightspeed Venture Partners has formalized its Southeast Asian practice with the nomination of Akshay Bhushan (pictured) as head of a new Singapore office and three additional hires.
Joseph Wan, previously a Hong Kong-based operating partner for European private equity firm Cinven, has established a multi-family office called Anchor Strategic Partners.
Working from home has been a mixed experience for women in private equity, with greater flexibility counterbalanced by heightened feelings of isolation in environments that are already dominated by men.
Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) has appointed Prateek Maheshwari, an existing managing director at the firm, as its head of infrastructure in Asia.
Ashish Gupta (pictured), a co-founder of Helion Ventures, has joined Indian VC firm Prime Venture Partners as a partner emeritus. He will remain based in the US.