From Alibaba Group to Wanda Group, Chinese companies are looking to tighten their hold on the media value chain, moving upstream and downstream. Private equity can profit from this evolving ecosystem
As Australia rebalances its economy in the wake of the commodities downturn, services are coming to the fore. Private equity investors continue to see consolidation opportunities
Australia’s innovation agenda is intended to serve as the foundation stone of a technology-driven economy. Do the promises made to start-ups address areas where they want to see change?
While Australia’s lower middle market still offers opportunities for conventional GPs, some managers see growing potential in alternate fund models. Skepticism is strong among their peers
The rapid descent of Dick Smith Electronics from a $500 million valuation to bankruptcy has led to sharp criticism of private equity. Once again, the industry must explain why it isn’t the bad guy
Wary of blind pools and keen to play a more active role in private equity, family offices are considering direct investment opportunities. Strategies and capabilities vary, as does the level of risk
At $920 million, Sequoia Capital latest India fund is the largest ever VC vehicle raised in the country. How will the technology sector accommodate this quantum of capital?
Growing appetite for co-investment among foreign and local institutions in Asia has given rise to a wider variety of advisors offering customized solutions to those with limited in-house resources
India’s government has made promising signals about its willingness to engage the venture capital community. GPs are optimistic, but reservations remain about the details
Hong Kong is following in Singapore’s footsteps with the announcement of meaningful support for technology start-ups. Why is the government moving on the issue now, and what difference can it make?
With private equity’s traditional training tools coming under increased scrutiny, some are calling for standardized qualifications - before outside forces take matters out of the industry’s hands.
Thanks to a strong relationship between their respective founders, Armstrong Asset Management has helped The Blue Circle become an influential player in Southeast Asia’s renewable energy sector
Hong Kong’s new Future Fund has initial capital of $28 billion and a remit to invest aggressively in alternatives. To understand its approach, one must understand the Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Recent volatility notwithstanding, plenty of investors want to back China take-privates with a view to domestic re-listings at higher valuations. The company founders behind these deals are the big winners
4Q analysis: Bain Capital and PAG shine in a difficult fundraising environment; large-ticket infrastructure and tech deals offer pointers for 2016; public market volatility continues to hamper PE exits
A dozen Chinese private equity firms have been listed on the New Third Board in recent years, but the model is far removed from that seen in other markets and regulators are concerned
Communication strategies are becoming more important within PE as expectations for transparency grow. GPs must demonstrate an ability to maintain the trust of a range of stakeholders, not just LPs
When Shaw Kwei & Partners bought Singapore-based electronic manufacturing services player Beyonics, it was in debt and making no money. A strategic repositioning has returned the business to profitability
Ample liquidity and a tech boom drive up investment activity; venture takes center stage in a relatively quiet fundraising environment; exits do not disappoint, but fail to match the highs of 2014.
Navis Capital Partners saw in ECO Industrial Environmental Engineering a potential leader in the hazardous waste management industry. Getting there was tougher than expected
Pacific Equity Partners took about 12 months to reel in cleaning and catering contractor Spotless, but swift improvements resulted in a 2.4x return within the two years
Tokio Marine aimed to awaken the ambition of Japan’s Bushu Pharmaceuticals and show how a good GP can turn companies around. A 6x return was its reward
Having acquired Hong Kong Broadband Network in 2012, CVC Capital Partners built on an already successful business, which continues to outperform in the public markets
Hahn & Co spent three years talking to Visteon about its Korean subsidiary Halla Visteon Climate Control before sealing a proprietary deal supported by innovative funding