Hony Capital CEO John Zhao expects to see more control opportunities arising from domestic succession planning, cross-border expansion and restructuring. He explains how his firm is preparing the ground
Unison Capital is in the process of raising its fourth Japan-focused fund. Tatsuo Kawasaki, a partner at the firm, discusses how government policy and market dynamics might impact its deployment
Consumer and healthcare are increasingly prominent among the China deals that LEK Consulting is working on as the economy transitions from an investment-led to a consumer-led model, according to Ken Chen, a direct and partner with the firm
It has been nearly a decade since Vani Kola, managing director of Kalaari Capital, went from being Silicon Valley entrepreneur to an India venture capitalist. The big move appears to have paid off
In six years of operation, Singapore’s Hera Capital has pursued a strategy focusing on small funds and quick deployment. Managing Partner Thierry Panafieu explains the virtues of staying small
Nothing is off limits now when LPs are conducting due diligence on private equity firms as investors respond to issues such as regulatory change, according to Rodney Muse, co-founder and managing partner of Navis Capital Partners
Despite initial local skepticism and competition from global rivals, Tokopedia has become Indonesia’s leading online marketplace, securing $100 million from SoftBank and Sequoia Capital last year. CEO William Tanuwijaya charts the journey
Chinese GPs that made their names with renminbi-denominated funds and then sought to launch US dollar vehicles are finding it harder than they expected to win over international LPs, according to Lorna Chen, a partner with law firm Shearman & Sterling
Over five years spent investing in Asian private equity, Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (Arizona PSPRS) has gradually moved from a pan-regional to a country-focused approach.
In 1999, Derek Sulger turned his back on a career with Goldman Sachs to start a company in China. Fifteen years on, having founded mid-market consumer buyout firm Lunar Capital, he has no regrets.
There have been considerable improvement in Asian PE firms’ internal processes covering disclosure, governance and best practice, but the sheer LP demand for exposure to the region could push managers towards unsustainable fund sizes, says Mounir Guen,...
For resources-focused GP Denham Capital, the commodities downturn has thrown up some interesting opportunities. Bert Koth, the firm’s Perth-based managing director, explains why his eye is now on Asia
Credited as one of the founders of Indian private equity, Renuka Ramnath built up ICICI Venture before going solo to repeat the act with Multiples Alternative Asset Management. She sees her work as far from over
With an increasing number of Japanese companies looking to expand overseas, strategies to support these efforts feature more prominently in Advantage Partners' investment theses, according to Richard Folsom, the Tokyo-based GP's representative partner
Rabo Equity Partners is in the process of raising its second India agribusiness fund. Rajesh Srivastava, a managing director at the firm, offers his views on the tailwinds and headwinds driving the sector
Everstone Capital is currently raising its third fund, which will target India and Southeast Asia. Atul Kapur, the firm’s co-founder and managing partner, looks back on existing investments and offers insight into future ones
Joseph Skrzynski, one of the founding partners of CHAMP Private Equity, began his career before the asset class properly existed in Australia. He has played a pioneering role in its development
Andrew Kuo has spent two decades working on China deals, first as a banker and then as an investor with H&Q Asia Pacific and The Blackstone Group. He formed Zoyi Capital to focus on the China-Taiwan angle
As co-founder of Singapore-based JFDI.Asia, Hugh Mason has been at the vanguard of the Asia tech accelerator movement since 2010. But his record as an entrepreneur and innovator goes back further
For the past 30 years Advantage Partners co-founder Richard Folsom has enjoyed a front-row seat on the inner workings Japan's corporate world - here he shares his insights.
As founder and managing director of Asia’s only education-focused GP, Sandeep Aneja has found that a career in private equity can be a much about finding questions as funding answers
The Blackstone Group has entered Southeast Asia's oil and gas space with an $800 million commitment to Tamarind Energy. Angelo Acconcia, managing director at Blackstone Energy Partners, explains the rationale
After more than a decade at CLSA Capital Partners, Josephine Price left to pursue an interest in sustainable investment. It led her to Myanmar, the region’s last frontier market, and Anthem Asia
M&A advisors turned PE investors, Liang Meng and Kevin Zhang pooled their experiences at J.P. Morgan, D.E. Shaw and Goldman Sachs to create Ascendent Capital Partners, and pursue a different kind of China strategy