KKR has hired Nicholas Hyde from IFM Investors as a managing director in its client partner group, with responsibility for fundraising and client relationships in Australia and New Zealand.
Eric Marchand, who leads Asia Pacific private equity activity at Europe-headquartered asset manager Unigestion, will be leaving the firm in July after approximately eight years of service.
Donald Wihardja, co-founder of Indonesia-focused Convergence Ventures, has become CEO of MDI Ventures, the corporate VC arm of state-controlled telecommunications giant Telkom Indonesia.
KKR has recruited Gaurav Trehan, a partner at TPG Capital, to head up its private equity operations in India.
Raphael Arndt has been appointed CEO of Australia’s Future Fund, succeeding David Neal, who departed earlier this year to lead IFM Investors.
Tikehau Capital, a French private equity firm expanding in Asia, has appointed Neil Parekh, currently the Asia lead at National Australia Bank (NAB), as its regional head.
Daisy Cai, previously a partner at China-based growth capital investor Gaocheng Capital, has joined SoftBank Vision Fund.
ADV Partners, a mid-market pan-Asian private equity firm, has recruited Rahul Bhargava as a managing director to lead coverage of Southeast Asia.
Renuka Ramnath, the founder and CEO of Multiples Alternative Asset Management, has been appointed chairperson of the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (IVCA).
Tadasu Matsuo, head of alternative investments at Japan Post Insurance (JPI), has joined HarbourVest Partners as a managing director where he will co-lead Japan coverage alongside Tatsuya Kubo.
Eiji Ueda, formerly co-head of securities for Goldman Sachs in Asia Pacific, has replaced Hiromichi Mizuno as CIO of Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).
KKR has recruited Hidekazu Harada, previously co-head of Japan investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), as a managing director for its private equity team in Tokyo.
Ashurst has recruited Danny Tan from Allen & Gledhill to lead its investment funds practice in Asia Pacific. He will continue to be based in Singapore.
Brian Chi, who previously spent more than a decade making China investments for The Blackstone Group and Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA), has joined Loyal Valley Capital as a partner.
Sanjib Kumar Jha, co-founder of private equity firm Avaana Capital, has been appointed CEO of struggling Indian online insurance marketplace Coverfox.
The Carlyle Group has raised JPY258 billion ($2.3 billion) for its fourth Japan buyout fund. The vehicle is more than twice the size of its predecessor, which closed at JPY119.5 billion in 2015.
Lucian Schöenefelder has been appointed head of Asia technology investments in Asia. He previously performed a similar role for the firm in Europe.
IL&FS Investment Managers (IIML), the private equity arm of India’s Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS), has announced the departure of CEO Krishna Kumar Gangadharan.
Shane Gong, who previously led the Singapore office at Australia's CHAMP Private Equity, now CPE Capital, has been recruited by Evercore to head up its PE secondaries business in Asia.
Burda Principal Investments (BPI), the investment arm of European technology and media company Hubert Burda Media, has promoted Albert Shyy to managing director and head of Asia.
KKR expects to deploy one-third of its recently closed debut global impact fund in Asia and is adding dedicated resources in the region to work on deal sourcing and execution.
Eight Roads, an independent investment firm backed by Fidelity International, has appointed pharmaceutical industry veteran Shirish Belapure as a venture partner in its India office.
Marcus Simpson (pictured) plans to take on independent advisory roles – working with institutional investors that want to build or rebuild private equity programs and with companies looking at taking on private capital – having stepped down as head...
Suzanne Tavill, a Sydney-based managing director with StepStone Group, has been elevated to partner. It was one of four partner-level promotions made by the firm globally.