Ex-Eaton Asia head targets asset management, GP stakes
Chris Lerner, formerly of Eaton Partners and MSA Capital, has established an asset management operation that will ultimately raise an Asian fund-of-funds and teamed up with US-based Bonaccord Capital Partners to expand its GP stakes business into the...
Northstar's managing partner to become CEO of GoTo
Patrick Walujo, a co-founder and managing partner of Northstar Group, has been appointed group CEO of Indonesian super app GoTo, with the Southeast Asia-focused private equity firm telling LPs it expects minimal impact to day-to-day business.
Australia's CPE Capital set to lose managing director
Graham Brooke, a managing director at Australia-based CPE Capital, will retire from the firm at the end of September.
Affinity's Korea head resigns
Sam Lee has resigned from his position as a partner and head of Korea at Affinity Equity Partners, ending a 15-year tenure with the pan-regional private equity firm.
Jefferies hires Dennis Kwan to lead Asia secondaries advisory
Dennis Kwan, formerly of Chinese private equity firm Harvest Investments Management and placement agent MVision, has joined boutique investment bank Jefferies to lead secondaries coverage in Asia.
QIA recruits Asia-focused portfolio manager from CPPIB
Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has recruited Nicholas Low, previously an Asia-focused investment professional at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), to work on its global venture and growth funds platform.
BDA recruits Asia secondaries specialist
BDA Partners, a global boutique investment bank that focuses on Asia, has entered the private capital advisory (PCA) space with the appointment of secondaries specialist Dominik Woessner.
NZ Super CEO resigns
Matt Whineray, who has served as CEO of New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZ Super) since mid-2018, will depart at the end of the year.
India's 3one4 adds partner
India’s 3one4 Capital has promoted Nruthya Madappa, head of the VC firm’s growth and capital development team, from director to partner. It brings the total number of partners to four.
Australia's Future Fund recruits ex-Carlyle dealmaker as PE head
Future Fund has recruited David Bluff, who stepped down last year as The Carlyle Group’s Australia and New Zealand buyout head, to lead its private equity investment programme.
Jungle re-hires fundraiser Menka Sajnani as a partner
Menka Sajnani has re-joined Jungle Ventures as a partner responsible for investor relations, three years after departing the Southeast Asia and India-focused GP to head up Asia IR at B Capital Group.
Australia's Square Peg adds partner
Australia-based Square Peg Capital has promoted James Tynan, a principal at the venture capital firm, to partner level. It brings the total number of partners to nine.
Japan's J-Star names three new partners
Japanese lower middle-market private equity firm J-Star has elevated three longstanding staff to partner, bringing the total number of partners to nine.
OMERS appoints Asia Pacific head
Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) has appointed Ashish Goyal, who leads its capital markets activities in Asia, to the newly created role of executive vice president and head of Asia Pacific.
SE Asia financial services specialist Triple P adds partner
Triple P Capital, an impact investor focused on financial services in emerging Southeast Asia, has recruited Ke Qi Zhang from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as its third partner.
China’s Linear Capital adds partner
China’s Linear Capital has promoted Songyan Huang, a managing director of the venture capital firm, to partner.
Affinity recruits Australia head, re-hires executive from Quadrant
Affinity Equity Partners has strengthened its coverage of Australia and New Zealand with the recruitment of Nick Speer from The Riverside Company as a partner and local team leader and the rehiring of Mark Chudek from Quadrant Private Equity.
Asia PE compensation set for downward adjustment in 2023
Compensation for private equity professionals at most levels of seniority in Asia Pacific continued its upward trend in 2022 despite a weaker economic outlook and a slowdown in deal flow, but executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles expects some kind...
Partners Group hires Greater China fundraisers
Partners Group has added fundraising bandwidth in Greater China, recruiting Jin Wang as a managing director responsible for institutional coverage and making two private wealth hires.
Australian GPs look to retain spirit of entrepreneurship - AVCJ Forum
The combination of personalities and skillsets that characterised the first generation of Australian private equity is unlikely to be repeated, but GPs are still looking for ways to capture elements of entrepreneurialism even as the industry becomes more...
BlackRock hires Campbell Lutyens' Asia head
BlackRock has recruited George Maltezos, formerly head of Asia Pacific at placement agent Campbell Lutyens, to lead alternatives distribution in the region.
Adams Street establishes Australia presence
Adams Street Partners has opened an office in Sydney, which will be led by Shaun Thomas, an investor relations principal who joined the firm last November.
AI-dedicated GP targets South, Southeast Asia
A group of artificial intelligence (AI) investors in Africa have launched a new Singapore-based private equity firm, AI Capital, that will invest across South and Southeast Asia, as well as Africa.
Hong Kong PE stalwart John Levack dies aged 64
John Levack, who spent over two decades with Electra Partners Asia and was a long-serving board member at the Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (HKVCA), has died aged 64.