KKR, Mubadala form $1b Asia credit partnership
KKR and Mubadala Investment – a sovereign investor controlled by the government of Abu Dhabi – have established a partnership through which they will co-invest in performing credit opportunities across Asia Pacific.
Saudi Arabia's Sidra targets Asia, teams up with BlackRock
Sidra Capital, a Saudi Arabia-based alternative asset manager, has teamed up with BlackRock to offer shariah-compliant private equity opportunities in Asia Pacific.
China fundraising: Onshore vs offshore
Raising capital for China strategies is difficult right now, regardless of currency, but are geopolitical forces enabling the rise of renminbi-denominated funds at the expense of the US dollar?
Partners Group looks to grow Australia investment team
Martin Scott, head of Australia at Partners Group, is taking on an expanded, investment-focused role as the firm looks to put more capital to work in Australia and New Zealand.
GP selection: Discriminating customers
Sizeable LPs are hardening their criteria for fund commitments in reaction to a tougher investing environment. But going with fewer, deeper relationships is an uphill climb
Japanese LPs: Expectation vs reality
Japan’s LP community is an alluring target for global private equity managers, even as currency depreciation and a cultural aversion to risk remain obstacles in the short and long term
Q&A: Mayer Brown's Soumitro Mukerji
Soumitro Mukerji, a partner in the banking and finance practice at Mayer Brown in Singapore, explores potential drivers of increased fund finance activity in Asian private equity
OTPP opens Mumbai office
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) has opened an office in Mumbai, adding India to an Asian footprint that currently includes bases in Hong Kong and Singapore.
LP interview: Partners Capital
Nearly a decade after establishing a foothold in Asia, Partners Capital has acquired a string of local clients and devised a distinct, middle market-oriented approach to deploying capital in the region
HarbourVest opens Australia office
HarbourVest Partners has opened an office in Sydney on the back of claimed recent success in cultivating institutional and private wealth clients in Australia and New Zealand.
Japanese LPs rue shorter fundraising cycles, currency depreciation - AVCJ Forum
Managers coming back to market more frequently and a depreciating yen are playing havoc with LP allocations to private equity, institutional investors told the AVCJ Japan Forum.
China looks to boost PE participation by domestic insurers
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has asked regulators to encourage investment by insurance companies in private equity and venture capital through measures such as shorter post-IPO lock-up periods.
ICI signals growing climate agenda in Asia PE
Initative Climat International (ICI), a private equity community dedicated to stemming global warming, has launched an Asia Pacific chapter, signalling a growing regional commitment to climate issues.
LPs emphasize differentiation in China venture capital
LPs want to back Chinese venture capital firms that are differentiated from their peers, although there remains an element of discomfort with efforts to achieve this through increasingly popular China-plus strategies.
NZ Super, ACC exit Kiwibank via $1.3b NZ government buyout
New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZ Super) and Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) have exited state-owned Kiwibank at an implied valuation of NZD 2.1bn (USD 1.3bn).
Korea's KIC names Hoon Lee as CIO
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) has appointed Hoon Lee, previously head of its investment strategy and innovation division, as CIO.
CPPIB puts $236m into Asia co-investments in second quarter
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) defied the recent slowdown in Asia private equity investment to deploy more than CAD 300m (USD 236m) across five deals alongside portfolio GPs between April and June.
New Zealand's GreenMount seeks $69m for co-investment fund
GreenMount Capital, an investment unit of New Zealand-based GreenMount Advisory, is looking to raise up to NZD 100m (USD 69.2m) for its debut private equity co-investment fund that will participate in deals in Australia and New Zealand.
LPs worried by rising fund sizes in Southeast Asia - AVCJ Forum
LPs are encouraged by Southeast Asia’s fast-developing private equity ecosystem, but they are concerned that increases in fund sizes are outstripping that of the addressable market, the AVCJ Southeast Asia Forum heard.
GIC looks to PE to drive returns amid rising inflation
Singapore’s GIC is increasing its private equity allocation as part of a broader alternatives-oriented effort to ensure that returns keep pace with elevated inflation.
Canada's AIMCo to establish Asia base in Singapore
Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), a Canadian pension plan with CAD 168.3bn (USD 127.9bn) in assets under management, has chosen Singapore over Hong Kong for its first Asia office.
Temasek sees portfolio hit new high, warns of global weakness
Temasek Holdings continued its rapid pace of investment over the past year as the portfolio reached a new record high valuation, but the Singapore investor warned of potential difficulties ahead, noting that the global economy is in a “fragile state.”
Southeast Asia tech: Resilient with an asterisk
Southeast Asia’s booming tech space no longer lends itself to an easy narrative. As start-up fever cools globally, the region charges forward. Cracks are beginning to show but so are counterintuitive bright spots
LP interview: MetLife Investment Management
A preference for control-oriented strategies has left MetLife Investment Management with an Asia portfolio split equally between developed and emerging markets. There are no plans to upset the balance