Energy transition: An emerging speciality
Kerogen Capital is trying to plot a more nuanced course into energy transition than building renewables. It is one of a growing number of nascent specialists in the space.
BII backs Southeast Asia energy transition fund
British International Investment (BII), a UK development finance institution (DFI), has committed USD 15m to a Southeast Asia-focused energy transition infrastructure fund managed by Switzerland-based Susi Partners.
Investcorp completes debut China control deal
Investcorp has acquired a controlling stake in China’s Shandong Jianuo Electronics, a components supplier for the electric vehicle (EV) and renewable energy industries, for an undisclosed sum.
Macquarie Capital acquires majority stake in India’s CloudExtel
Macquarie Capital, the investment arm of Australia’s Macquarie Group, has acquired a 51% stake in Indian digital connectivity technology provider CloudExtel for about USD 100m.
Actis launches $500m Japan renewables platform
Actis has formed a USD 500m Japan renewables platform and acquired Hergo Japan Energy Corporation, which has around 230 megawatts in operating and development projects, as the seed asset.
KKR invests $250m in India's Serentica Renewables
KKR has agreed to invest an additional USD 250m in India’s Serentica Renewables, a clean energy provider focused on energy-intensive commercial and industrial segments.
Japan e-scooter maker raises $33.7m
Japanese e-scooter maker and urban shared micro-mobility developer Luup has raised a JPY 4.5bn round led by local VC firm Spiral Capital.
LP interview: Stafford Capital Partners
Founded in Australia, Stafford Capital Partners evolved into a global asset manager focused on timberland and infrastructure secondaries and PE co-investment. ESG is a rising client priority
Australia's QIC acquires 50% stake in smart metre business
Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), an Australian sovereign wealth fund, has agreed to acquire a 50% stake in New Zealand-listed Vector Metering at an enterprise valuation of NZD 2.5bn (USD 1.6bn).
Deal focus: Goldman secures $1bn exit from India’s ReNew
Goldman Sachs has clocked a healthy return from ReNew Energy Global after helping the company diversify its offering and navigate the regulatory pitfalls of India’s renewables space
Hong Kong's HKBN confirms talks with I Squared
HKBN, one of Hong Kong’s leading broadband internet providers, has confirmed that negotiations with infrastructure investor I Squared Capital over a potential acquisition are ongoing.
Asian institutional players target higher private markets allocations
Four in five institutional investors in Asia Pacific plan to increase their allocations to private markets in the next five years despite some facing near-term denominator effect challenges because of declines in public markets, according to a survey...
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...
EQT buys Korean security services provider
EQT has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Korea-based security monitoring business SK Shieldus from an affiliate of SK Group and Macquarie Asset Management, through an investment under its core-plus infrastructure strategy.
AVCJ Awards 2022: Firm of the Year – Mid Cap: Pacific Equity Partners
Reflecting on a 12-month period characterised by a string of bumper exits, Australia’s Pacific Equity Partners sees a clear connection between performance and well-established team and culture
AIIB launches $160m to cleantech VC strategy
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has committed USD 160m to a plan to back small-scale venture capital funds targeting cleantech and technology-enabled sustainable infrastructure.
Australia's PEP ups target for latest secure assets fund
Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has increased the target for its second Australia and New Zealand-focused secure assets fund to AUD 1.4bn (USD 949m), while pursuing a deal that would round off Fund I and fall into Fund II.
ADIA, SC Capital to invest $2bn in Asia data centres
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) will provide Singapore private equity real estate manager SC Capital Partners up to USD 2bn for equity investments in Asia data centres.
Tread more cautiously in PE-infra overlap – AVCJ Forum
Investors are increasingly challenged to reconcile a vanishing divide between some infrastructure and PE strategies, the AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum heard.
CDPQ invests $474m in Japan energy programme
Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (CDPQ) has committed JPY 70bn (USD 474m) to a Japanese energy transition programme led by local renewables developer Shizen Energy.
Brookfield commits $500m to carbon recycling specialist LanzaTech
Brookfield Renewable, a business controlled by Brookfield Asset Management, has agreed to invest USD 500m in LanzaTech, a US carbon recycling specialist with a significant Asia presence.
KKR leads $450m investment in India's Hero Future Energies
KKR has led a USD 450m investment in Indian renewable energy company Hero Future Energies (HFE), with parent company Hero Group also participating.
Deal focus: Anchorage exits rail player, launches Fund IV
Australia-based Anchorage Capital Partners has extended a string of exits with the sale of a local rail industry player, while going to market seeking AUD 500m (USD 339m) for its fourth fund
Anchorage exits Australia rail operator
Australia’s Anchorage Capital Partners has sold local rail operator Rail First Asset Management for AUD 425m (USD 290m) to Dutch GP DIF Capital Partners and Amber Infrastructure of the UK.