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.
Australia’s Blackbird Ventures has raised A$500 million ($357 million) for its fourth fund and named Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes as chairman.
David Payne, who has led Asia private equity coverage at Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) for two-and-a-half years, has left the firm.
Sistema Asia Capital, a corporate VC arm of Russian conglomerate Sistema that focuses on India and Southeast Asia, has named Edward Tay (pictured) as CEO.
Advantage Partners has appointed Shinichiro Kita as head of its Japan buyout team as part of succession planning within the Japanese firm. The change also ties into efforts to create more synergies between the buyout operation and an expanded public markets...
Glenn Youngkin will step down as co-CEO of The Carlyle Group in September, with fellow co-CEO Kewsong Lee continuing in the role alone.
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) has promoted Jong-ho Kim from head of private equity to deputy CIO with a brief to lead its alternative investment group.
UK development finance institution CDC Group has appointed Rabi Rayamajhi as its first country representative for Nepal.
Consumer-focused private equity firm L Catterton has hired Saurabh Mehta, formerly a partner at India’s CX Partners.
James Redmayne, a 14-year veteran of CVC Capital Partners who spent the last seven years in Asia, has joined the London-based team at Searchlight Capital Partners.
Singapore-based Vulpes Investment Management has launched a special opportunities fund of undisclosed size targeting VC-backed companies struggling with the effects of COVID-19.
Consumer-focused private equity firm L Catterton has hired Scott Chen, previously a partner at TPG Capital, as its co-managing partner for Asia.
CDIB Capital has named Stephen Li, previously a managing director at Ping An Trust Private Equity Capital, as a managing director responsible for China.
Liam Coppinger, who leads private equity investment activity in Asia Pacific for Manulife Investment Management, has been promoted to senior managing director.
Reiji Terasaka has rejoined The Carlyle Group as a managing director with the Japan team after a seven-year stint in various corporate roles in Japan and the US.
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.