Large LPs concentrating their GP relationships is comfortably the biggest fundraising challenge facing private equity firms in Asia Pacific, according to a survey featured in the latest edition of Dechert’s global private equity report.
Fundraising difficulties at home are prompting some US and European GPs to target Asian capital pools that they previously overlooked. It requires patience and persistence
LeapMotor, a Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer that received substantial private funding prior to its Hong Kong IPO in September 2022, has agreed to sell an approximately 20% stake to European automaker Stellantis for HKD 8.5bn (USD 1.1bn).
Asia Heritage, an asset management business launched by Chris Lerner, formerly of Eaton Partners and MSA Capital, is supporting Obsidian Capital as the Italian firm expands into Asia.
CVC Capital Partners has expanded into the infrastructure space with the acquisition of DIF Capital Partners, a Netherlands-headquartered manager with an investment footprint that includes Australia.
Indonesian venture capital firm Venturra has teamed up with Netherlands-based investment group Dasym to institutionalise operations ahead of the launch of its next fund.
Hong Kong-headquartered AGIC Capital, an Asia-Europe cross-border specialist, has led a growth equity round of undisclosed size for Singapore-based medical devices maker AP Technologies.
Pure Trade runs a network of third-party manufacturers that provide packaging to global beauty brands. AGIC saw an asset that sat neatly in its Asia-Europe industrial supply chain sweet spot
AGIC Capital, a specialist in Asia-Europe cross-border deals, has acquired Pure Trade, a Paris-headquartered packaging supplier to the global beauty industry.
Eurazeo shattered the target for its second smart city fund thanks to an agenda that dovetails with LP interest in decarbonisation. Nine Asian LPs backed the fund and 35% of the corpus will be deployed in the region
ACA Football Partners (ACAFP), an investment platform established by professionals from Singapore-based ACA Investments, is part of a consortium that has acquired English football club Charlton Athletic.
France-based GP Eurazeo won support from several Asian institutional investors for its latest smart city fund, which has closed on EUR 400m (USD 445m). The vehicle is also expected to deploy significantly in the region.
River Capital, an Australian investment firm that owns speciality cake retailer The Cheesecake Shop, has been rebuffed by the board of UK-based Cake Box Holdings after submitting a buyout offer for the listed company.
A global brand developed by a European-Chinese founder, Nothing has made its presence felt on the idiosyncratic edges of the smart phone market. Investors have responded positively
Cathay Capital Private Equity has closed its fourth small-cap fund - which will make investments across Asia, North America, and Europe - on EUR 240m (USD 262m). It takes the firm's total assets under management (AUM) past EUR 5bn.
EmergeVest is facing legal action from one of its LPs – also a key early partner in the formation of the firm’s global logistics platform, EV Cargo – who wants to receive his share of the principal and profits.
Swiss impact investor ResponsAbility has raised USD 106m for a global climate-smart agriculture and food private debt fund that will be 40% deployed in Asia.
RTP Global, a global early-stage venture capital firm that has made nearly 50 investments in India and Southeast Asia, has announced the launch of its fourth fund with USD 1bn in commitments.
Private credit and secondary continuation funds have emerged as popular themes globally as high interest rates, geopolitical tensions, and macro uncertainty persist, GPs told the AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum Japan 2023.
Illuminate Financial, a UK-headquartered GP with a base in Singapore, has closed its third fintech VC fund on USD 235m amidst plans to expand activity in the region.
500 Global’s emergence as a preeminent seed investor in Southeast Asia has played out against the backdrop of a broader transformation from US accelerator into international multi-stage venture capital firm
Generating liquidity and rebalancing portfolios are the overwhelming priorities for LPs looking to sell in the secondaries market in the next two years, according to Coller Capital’s latest private equity barometer survey.
GenesisCare, an Australia-headquartered cancer care provider in which KKR holds a minority stake, has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and announced a restructuring that will separate US operations from those in Australia, Spain, and the UK.
Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has led a USD 250m Series D round for UK and India-based Builder.ai, a low-code business software platform that compares is modularity to Lego blocks.