Increased participation by PE investors in minority technology deals in Asia – and the significant contribution this has made to recent industry performance – should not be cause for concern, according to Juan Delgado-Moreira, vice chairman at Hamilton...
Asia could prove to be a deal-rich market in 2021, but buyout investors are still figuring out the long-term implications of COVID-19 for companies that cater to changing consumer demands
Going on the offensive is the best response to COVID-19 - taking advantage of market uncertainty to make new investments and help portfolio companies complete bolt-on acquisitions - the AVCJ Forum heard.
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.
Private equity investors in China must develop new operational capabilities to deliver returns because they can no longer rely on macroeconomic tailwinds to drive growth, according to McKinsey & Company.
Gaja Capital put its India buyout philosophy to the test with EuroKids International in 2013. Operational improvements – and a lucrative exit – have vindicated the approach
Private equity firms in Asia are paying more attention to recruitment at the portfolio level, in some cases allocating dedicated in-house resources. How is it impacting attitudes towards leadership change?
VCs are under pressure to improve operational capacity as competition heats up in Asia’s start-up ecosystems. Methodologies filtering over from the US are finding both disciples and skeptics
As Asian GPs trial a range of operational value-add strategies with an eye on shifting market dynamics, they are discovering that helping portfolio companies requires self-inspection
Budding interest in operational value-add marks a new level of maturity in Asian private equity. Trial-and-error experimentation has progressed slower than the macro motivators
Private equity exits in Asia are on a roll, driven by rising Chinese strategic interest and the emergence of larger pan-regional private equity firms looking for secondary buyouts, industry participants told the AVCJ USA Forum.
Is investor appetite for China's emerging buyout opportunity matched by an ability to run companies once they have been acquired?
Buyout firms are responding to higher valuations by doing more to ensure they can bring about transformation in portfolio companies. They are also being more careful in terms of sector selection and leverage
Private equity investors in Asia are responding to an increasingly competitive deal-sourcing environment with a stronger focus on value-add, but successful implementation will require a cultural commitment
As competition for VC deals intensifies in Asia and capital becomes commoditized, GPs are stressing their value-add credentials. Should we believe the hype?
Navis Capital Partners saw in ECO Industrial Environmental Engineering a potential leader in the hazardous waste management industry. Getting there was tougher than expected
PE firms are increasingly aware of the importance of value creation at portfolio company level in Asia, but many accept that their programs in this area have yet to reach maturity, according to a new survey.
Having the ability to change the management team in a portfolio company remains a critical factor for private equity investors as they place greater emphasis on the value-add process.
PE and VC firms should think more carefully about how they can add value to portfolio companies, using their board representation as a tool for constructive guidance as much as oversight, industry participants told the AVCJ Singapore Forum.
As the nature of private equity in China has evolved, so have firms' needs in terms of operational talent. The challenge is finding - and then retaining - the right person for the job
TPG Capital has appointed Zubin Irani, previously of United Technologies Corporation (UTC), as a managing director within its Asia Pacific operations group.
Acquiring a company at a high valuation means a PE firm has to draw more deeply on its operational expertise to turn a profit, but it is equally important to maximize returns by getting the exit timing right.
A majority stake in CARE Hospitals has allowed Advent International into India’s fast-growing healthcare sector. Rather than blindly pursuing expansion, the PE firm is building a business tailored to local demand
The India private equity buyout thesis is gathering momentum, with economic and generational factors swinging in the industry’s favor. GPs must convince LPs that they have the skills to execute this strategy