Permanent and long-term capital structures are an attractive proposition for a wide range of players in Asia’s PE market, but bringing them from theory into practice presents numerous challenges
The Abraaj Group is releasing investors from commitments made to its latest flagship fund – which targets growth markets in Asia and other regions – having previously decided to suspend the fundraising process in the wake of governance concerns.
New and old players are vying for market share as the global automotive industry experiences a multifaceted reboot. Investment inroads abound, but there is much uncertainty in the evolution
The asset management units of Chinese insurance companies can no longer launch debt-like products masquerading as private equity, amid concerns about rising corporate and local government debt burdens
Investment strategies targeted exclusively at the convergence of financial services and technology have become commonplace. As competition picks up, success will depend on adopting skills and a global view
An assortment of healthcare-focused GPs – most of them in China – have emerged to leverage rising domestic consumption and nascent medical innovation. Does domain expertise mean better deal access?
The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF), a government-sponsored fund-of-funds, and domestic investor Enterprise Angels plan to commit about NZ$20 million ($14.3 million) to local start-ups over the next four years.
Chinese search giant Baidu has established a RMB20 billion ($3 billion) investment fund, called Baidu Capital, to target mid- and late-stage deals in the internet industry.
Gopher Asset Management, the PE arm of Noah Holdings, has teamed up with Chinese movies-to-gaming company Perfect World to launch a media and culture M&A fund that has a target of RMB2 billion ($300 million).
Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo Group has launched a $500 million corporate VC fund to invest in technology start-ups.
Xiaoming Huang, a Chinese actor who co-founded celebrity fund StarVC, has launched a new venture capital firm called Ming Capital.
China-focused GP Qiming Venture Partners is planning to raise a healthcare-dedicated fund in the US that will help China- and US-based start-ups expand in both markets.
China-based GSR Capital - an affiliate of Go Scale Capital, which saw its bid for Philips' Lumileds business thwarted by regulators - has closed a new $1 billion fund to invest in LED companies globally.
Following the recent closing of Advent International’s eighth global private equity fund at $13 billion, Filippo de Vecchi, the firm’s managing director and co-head of Greater China, explains how Asia fits into the strategy
GGV Capital has closed its latest VC fund at $1.2 billion across three vehicles – a core venture fund, an early stage fund and an entrepreneurs fund – that will target start-ups and growth-stage technology deals in China and the US.
Everbright ReinFore, a China-focused PE firm that spun out from an offshore asset management arm of China Everbright Group, has reached a final close on its debut fund at approximately $355 million across two vehicles.
China Everbright has committed an additional $15 million to Haiyin Capital’s latest VC fund, also claiming co-investment rights in the fund's US portfolio companies.
Warburg Pincus is seeking to raise $2 billion for a new China-dedicated fund, which will make investments in the country alongside its latest $13.4 billion global fund.