Global investors are demonstrating a more consistent sense of confidence in Vietnam as record levels of IPO and private equity activity suggest the country has largely dispelled a reputation for volatility
Growing fund sizes in certain Asian markets are redefining what constitutes a middle-market GP. Are these managers evolving alongside the opportunity set or careering dangerously outside of their sweet spot?
Growth funds targeting B and C rounds for technology start-ups continue to gain traction with Southeast Asia venture capital managers keen to fill the late-stage funding gap
The center of gravity within Indonesia's private markets appears to have shifted from PE to VC. Is it a structural or a cyclical phenomenon?
Investors targeting electric vehicles must consider strategies that support the underlying technical development of the industry. The underdeveloped battery segment is ripe for digitization
The troubles at China's HNA Group, Wanda Group and Anbang Insurance have removed a once popular exit channel for private equity, but now GPs may see these companies as a source of deal flow
Investors share the most important qualities that can help Chinese GPs gain traction in a challenging fundraising environment
The private equity industry in Asia is bifurcating on various trend lines around fundraising, exits, and institutionalization. GPs may require a more complex playbook to survive and thrive
Are concerns over trade and the economy causing US LPs to back away from Chinese private equity? The more pertinent question is whether - and how - they already have exposure to the market
Strategic investors are jockeying for position in Southeast Asia's blossoming technology space, hoping to gain a foothold with local start-ups before the market reaches a saturation point
Will the rapid increases in fund size for the likes of Japan Industrial Partners and Polaris Private Equity turn out to be the exception or the rule in Japan's middle market?
Rhetoric shaping the debate over China's ambitions to become the prime mover in global technology - and what the US could do in response - reflects the geopolitical significance of the issue. Private equity investors are not immune to its impact
Private equity firms will large pools of capital to deploy are finding plenty of targets among listed - and potentially undervalued - companies in Australia and New Zealand
Investors are looking to capitalize on the China distress opportunity, and recent activity in around non-performing loans suggests there will be enough deal flow to sate their appetites
Asian start-ups are under increasing pressure to head off competition by pursuing global expansion agendas in their earliest stages of development. They must pay careful attention to social disparities
A maze of strategies, philosophies, and preconceptions is underpinning a sense of confidence among alternatives investors as global economic uncertainty mounts. It must be navigated carefully
With the health of China's economy deteriorating, private equity investors have every reason to expect to see plenty of opportunities to deploy capital in 2019
AVCJ looks at how its 2018 predictions turned out and identifies some key themes for the year ahead
Difficulties connecting private equity investors with small to medium-sized enterprises in traditional industries remain a key barrier to growth in Southeast Asia. Novel approaches will be necessary
India's private equity market has reached a new level of maturity, and GPs must show they can keep pace with increasingly sophisticated entrepreneurs and LPs' expectations for returns
While proprietary deals are not always possible in Asian private equity, there are many ways for GPs to gain an edge even when competing with multiple bidders for the same asset
AustralianSuper is supporting BGH Capital - a portfolio GP - on privatization bids for two companies in which the superannuation fund is an investor. Is this a new model for GP-LP partnerships in Australia?
Collaborative deals between private equity firms and Chinese strategic players reflects the more diverse range of corporates seeking outbound deals - and also a recognition among GPs that they need help growing newly-acquired assets in China
Hillhouse Capital has broken the record for Asia private equity fundraising by collecting $10.6 billion for its most recent vehicle. But how will the firm put all this money to work?