The relationship PE firms and large institutional investors has yet to settle down following the disturbance created by the global financial crisis, but fee discounts, co-investment and direct investment are here to stay, says Marcus Simpson, head of...
Japan Bank for International Cooperation made its first commitment to a top-tier GP this year, backing CVC Capital Partners’ latest Asia fund. Managing Executive Officer Shigeki Kimura explains the group’s strategy
Kazushige Kobayashi (pictured), managing director at Capital Dynamics, and Soichi Sam Takata, head of private equity at Tokio Marine Asset Management, discuss the implications of improving investor sentiment in Japan
Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board has established a sizeable presence in Asia and is making ever larger commitments to GPs in the region. But Mark Machin, the fund’s Asia president, says it is still early days
Chad Ovel turned around a portfolio company for Mekong Capital and then joined the PE firm as a partner. With the Vietnam-focused GP targeting $150 million for its third fund, he offers insights into a changing market
From Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp to Google’s purchase of Nest Labs, large US technology companies are increasingly using the ample cash on their balance sheets for M&A. Jessica Archibald, managing director at Top Tier Capital Partners, this...
Australia is a consistent source of buyout deals for pan-Asian funds but its share of the regional total is falling in percentage terms as GPs source larger ticket deals in other markets, according to Sebastiaan van den Berg, managing director at HarbourVest...
Andy Hayes, PE investment officer at the Oregon State Treasury (OST), has been managing his fund’s Asian investments for nearly six years. The role is as much about networks as it is know-how
Richard Hsu, managing director at Intel Capital, has spent 14 years as a VC investor, mostly in China. For all the change he has witnessed in entrepreneurs and ideas, some market features remain steadfastly the same
Creador is in the process of raising its second fund, which has a target of $250 million, to be deployed in Indonesia, Malaysia and India. CEO Brahmal Vasudevan explains where the firm is investing and why
From bust to boom, Yoshito Hori, CEO and founder of Globis Capital Management, has spent 20 years investing in Japanese VC - a story that is as much about education as it is capital
While other Australian GPs have moved on to larger transactions, Wolseley Private Equity remains resolutely lower mid-market. Richard Burrows, a director at the firm, explains why
CVC Capital Partners has completed two control deals in China in 2013 and Steve Koltes, the firm's co-founder and co-chairman, expects more to follow. This evolution of opportunities in existing markets - plus the opening up of new markets - will see...
For the last 12 years IDG Ventures’ Henry Nguyen has played a role in the opening up of Vietnam, from helping launch its first VC fund to introducing an the World’s most iconic fast food brand
Dwight Poler, managing director with Bain Capital in Europe, on the openings created by economic volatility in the euro zone and supporting portfolio companies that seek expansion in Asia
CDH Investments started out in 2002 with four LPs and $100 million in capital. The team had been together for six years as the private equity unit of China International Capital Corp. (CICC), but the asset class was relatively unknown and unproven in...
India is becoming more attractive for private equity investors as the capital overhang created by the fundraising boom of the previous vintage eases, reducing competition for deals, says Gulpreet Kohli, managing director at ChrysCapital Partners
Sanjeev Aggarwal, co-founder of Helion Venture Partners, has been at the vanguard of several pivotal developments in India’s tech industry, from the birth of BPO to the flowering of e-commerce
Sigit Prasetya, managing partner at CVC Capital Partners, on why recent volatility in Indonesia shouldn’t concern PE investors, negotiating auctions and lofty valuations, and working with Southeast Asia’s family groups
Asian GPs have endured a difficult 12 months for fundraising and the region is on course for its lowest annual total in four years. Assorted LPs outline their attitudes to the asset class and the region
Brent Nicklas, managing partner at Lexington Partners, on his expectations for private equity secondaries in a global market characterized by increased regulation, consolidation and ever larger LPs
Weijian Shan, chairman and CEO of PAG, discusses China exit challenges, dealing with company founders in control investment situations, and picking businesses that are less likely to be swamped by local competition
Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital, explains his passion for wearable technology, why cleantech is now a turn-off, and how the group’s investment strategy tracks trends in innovation
Jane Rowe, senior vice president at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, explains the attractions of spin-out GPs in Asia and why co-investment is an important – but not the only – consideration in manager selection