Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui commits $1.5bn to Apollo
Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings has signed up to an alternatives co-investment program run by Apollo Global Management, taking the total capital raised from Asia-based LPs to more than USD 5bn.
Asia's Emerald Hill makes top 10 in global fund-of-funds ranking
Emerald Hill Capital Partners, which closed its last fund in 2014 and decided against raising a successor vehicle several years ago, is the sole Asian representative in the top 10 of a global fund-of-funds performance ranking compiled by business school...
BII names new India head
British International Investment (BII), a UK development finance institution formerly known as CDC Group, has named 20-year private equity veteran Manav Bansal as its head of India.
Fund focus: LGT eyes a buying opportunity
As LGT Capital Partners starts deploying its USD 1.65bn Asia fund-of-funds, it hopes that rationalising valuations and some consolidation of GP relationships will contribute to a strong vintage
Future Fund promotes private equity head to deputy CIO
Alicia Gregory, head of private equity at Australia’s Future Fund, has been promoted to deputy CIO with responsibility for private markets.
Fund focus: Re-ups underpin FountainVest's Fund IV close
Despite headwinds that have afflicted all China-focused managers, FountainVest Partners closed its fourth fund just above target on USD 2.9bn. One-third of the corpus has already been deployed
GPs must adapt to raise capital from HNWIs - AVCJ Forum
Australia’s high net worth individuals (HNWIs) are becoming a more important source of capital for mid-market private equity firms as superannuation funds face minimum cheque size constraints, but tapping this fundraising channel requires understanding...
LGT raises $1.65b for Asia fund-of-funds
LGT Capital Partners has closed its fifth Asia-focused fund-of-funds with USD 1.65bn in commitments, up from approximately USD 1bn in the previous vintage.
LP interview: Hywin Holdings
US-listed Hywin Holdings is plugging China’s rich into private asset classes one handshake at a time despite increasing digitisation in this wealth migration theme. PE is a fast-growing slice of the pie
New Zealand deep-tech VC Pacific Channel seeks co-investors
Pacific Channel, which claims to be the largest deep-tech specialist in New Zealand’s venture capital industry, is seeking co-investors to support maturing portfolio companies that require additional capital.
LPs warm up to crypto strategies – survey
Two in five LPs regard crypto-enabling businesses as a legitimate investment target, according to Coller Capital’s latest private equity barometer survey, underlining the sector’s emergence as a mainstream target for PE and VC.
Temasek launches decarbonisation investment platform
Singapore’s Temasek Holdings has committed an initial SGD 5bn to a newly launched platform designed to make investments that accelerate decarbonisation globally.
Profile: Silverhorn’s Bert Kwan
During a career that has seen both highs and lows, Bert Kwan has demonstrated an ability to back growth opportunities in Asia’s emerging markets. He is planning on more of the same at Silverhorn
Singapore's Azalea targets $754m PE-backed bond offering
Temasek Holdings-owned Azalea Investment Management is further expanding retail exposure to private equity through its latest issue of bonds – worth USD 754m in total – backed by LP interests in funds.
LP interview: British International Investment
British International Investment, formerly CDC Group, is doubling down on an already massive Asia program as it heeds the call for climate action. Specialist funds are the priority
Private wealth: Talent war
A shortage of fundraisers familiar with the high-net-worth segment is being keenly felt in Asia as global GPs look to raise more capital through private bank channels
IFC looks to back Circulate Capital's second fund
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has proposed a USD 10m commitment to Singapore-based Circulate Capital’s second fund dedicated to reducing plastics pollution.
Creaegis targets $500m India fund
Creaegis, an India-based private equity firm established by Prakash Parthasarathy, formerly founding CIO and managing partner of PremjiInvest, is looking to raise USD 500m for its debut fund.
India's True North to target local LPs for Fund VII
India-based middle-market private equity firm True North will make a concerted effort to market to domestic LPs for the first time on launching its seventh fund in the second quarter.
Permanent capital: A bridge too far?
GPs are increasingly looking for ways to hold assets beyond the traditional fund timeline, but perpetual and long-dated capital largely remain the preserve of global firms and smaller specialists
LP interview: Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance
Innchul Oh, a senior manager with Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance, approaches international private equity with a brand of risk wariness that currently favours venture over buyouts. Generalist GPs are lamented as a dying breed
Temasek's Seatown targets mass affluent with latest fund
Seatown Holdings International, an affiliate of Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, will welcome commitments as small as USD 100,000 from mass affluent investors in its latest fund.
Australia VC: An ideal match?
Having backed Australian VCs for Hostplus, Neil Stanford is now raising a fund-of-funds with a view to catalysing a state-wide start-up ecosystem. A preferred return structure is being used to lure LPs
Hong Kong's Future Fund to set up tech investment pool
A HKD 5bn (USD 640m) strategic tech fund will be established under Hong Kong’s Future Fund as part of an initiative to make direct investments that underpin the territory’s status as a hub for finance, commerce, and innovation as well as generate...