Start-ups in Southeast Asia have few capital sources, so it helps that the region’s VCs are well-funded – assuming they are ready to invest
Speed of response to COVID-19 has led to differing outcomes for VC investment in Korea and Japan. But structural issues are also a factor
Investors don’t expect business activity in India to resume until the second half. Many start-ups will be desperate for capital before then
China might be emerging from the grip of COVID-19, but many start-ups face a long battle. This is when VCs find out who the winners are
As the coronavirus outbreak escalated into a global pandemic, what was a problem for China investors quickly spread into other geographies. Fundraising, investment and exits inevitably took a hit
With GPs and LPs placing a premium on liquidity, there is more scrutiny of capital call processes. Some managers are pushing for changes to documentation, but will investors relent?
Ahead of an expected increase in LP interest, Southeast Asian VCs vie to stand out from the crowd by fine-tuning strategies to capture the virtues of both generalists and specialists
Telaidian’s recent Series A round underlines the opportunities in China’s electric vehicle charging space. While growth seems certain, some industry dynamics have yet to play out
Capital Square Partners’ acquisition of Indian business processing outsourcing (BPO) player Aegis ultimately helped two different companies find global relevance after a turbulent and disruptive decade
A protracted legal dispute between a cross-border private equity firm and a Chinese investor is a reminder of the difficulties that can arise over fund defaults. Negotiation is always the preferred course of action
Anecdotal feedback from secondaries professionals reveals a quick onset of stagnation in the market due to COVID-19. Creative workarounds are not impossible, but almost
Having established itself as a leading player in the renminbi space, China healthcare sector specialist GTJA Investment Group now wants to prove its worth to overseas LPs
Economic disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak is likely to leave many private equity portfolio companies in breach of their leverage covenants. Borrowers and lenders are looking for a fix
A recent commitment by China’s CDH Investments to Wow Tech underlines how sensual health products such as vibrators are moving from the margins to the mainstream, globally and in Asia
Signs are converging that increased retail investor participation in private equity is inevitable. Myriad roadblocks around access, alignment, and infrastructure will inhibit the transition
The coronavirus outbreak has implications for PE fundraising well beyond China. Many Asia-based managers are either unable to go and see LPs or LPs are not permitted to visit them
Coronavirus concerns among GPs not solely focused on China vary based on their direct or indirect exposure to China, but gauging private equity responses to the crisis is like chasing a moving target
China GPs are trying to navigate the coronavirus uncertainty and help portfolio companies pick up the pieces, whether that means cutting costs or realizing new revenue streams
Unlike most frontiers, Mongolia is more talent hub than consumer market. There is no systemic hindrance to start-up investment but few mechanisms to sufficiently organize it
Nearly three months have passed since Reliance Industries launched Jio Platforms as a holding company for its digital and telecom businesses. Is it poised to reshape India’s technology landscape?
The Australian government has accumulated $365 million for a fund that will support small businesses. Private equity investors are unsure why it’s necessary and how it will be managed
A handful of bad experiences have made Australia’s public market investors wary of private equity-backed IPOs. This doesn’t mean offerings can’t get done, but the industry must address its profile problem
Investors are quietly leveraging subtle advantages in the Australian enterprise software space to create global leaders. The market will not remain an overlooked goldmine for long
Australia has seen plenty of spinouts in recent years, with outcomes ranging from a $2 billion first-time fund to deal-by-deal strategies. Is local LP support essential in getting wider traction?