Quadrant spins Australia car services business into continuation fund
Quadrant Private Equity has closed a AUD 255m (USD 165m) single asset continuation fund for MotorOne, an Australia-based automotive after-market services provider it has owned since 2016.
Q&A: China Creation Ventures’ Wei Zhou
Wei Zhou, founder of China Creation Ventures (CCV), on why local GPs are targeting Southeast Asia, working with Chinese entrepreneurs overseas, and the prospects for renminbi and US dollar funds
Fund focus: BPEA Credit spins out, closes Fund III on $475m
Baring Private Equity Asia's credit unit has entered a new phase as an independent manager with a fund more than three times larger than the previous vintage
India's Jashvik Capital reaches first close on debut PE fund
India’s Jashvik Capital, a private equity firm set up by Naresh Patawari, formerly a partner at TA Associates, has achieved a first close of undisclosed size on its debut fund. The target is USD 350m.
Australia’s Square Peg raises $550m across two VC funds
Australian venture capital firm Square Peg Capital has raised USD 550m across two vehicles, including its fourth flagship early-stage fund and a follow-on fund.
China’s Welkin Capital puts IPO on hold
China’s Welkin Capital has paused a planned USD 300m London IPO for an entity seeded with assets from its debut private equity fund, citing macro uncertainty and market volatility.
Taking PE in-house: Less limited partners
Institutional investors continue to pursue more active roles in private equity, even as a souring macro backdrop makes the game harder to play. Talent is always the key variable
Carlyle poaches Morrison's Australia, New Zealand co-head
The Carlyle Group has appointed Geoff Hutchinson, formerly of Morrison & Co. and Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) as a managing director and head of private equity for Australia and New Zealand.
Permira shuts down Japan office
Permira is closing its Japan office, 17 years after establishing its first Asian foothold in Tokyo.
Permira recruits India head from Warburg Pincus
Permira has established a presence in India and recruited Siddharth Narayan, who previously spent a decade at Warburg Pincus, as country head.
Baring Asia, EQT plan rollout of additional Asia strategies
Mid-cap buyout has been primed as the first of multiple strategies EQT pursues in Europe and North America that will be rolled out in Asia following the completion of the firm’s merger with Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA).
Fund focus: Local LPs lift Fireside to new heights
India’s Fireside Ventures has soaked up rising domestic investor appetite for start-ups with an outsized third vintage, claiming that its consumer brands thesis is beginning to bear fruit
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.
Avataar hits first close on second India growth-stage tech fund
Avataar Venture Partners, an India-based investor in growth-stage B2B technology and software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies, has reached a first close of USD 130m on its second fund. The overall target is USD 350m.
Goldman hires ex-PEP dealmaker for Australia, New Zealand
Goldman Sachs has recruited David Grayce, formerly of Pacific Equity Partners, as part of efforts to expand its private investing business in Australia and New Zealand.
India's Fireside Ventures closes Fund III on $225m
Fireside Ventures, a consumer brands-focused Indian VC firm established by Kanwaljit Singh, co-founder of Helion Venture Partners, has closed its third fund on INR 18.3bn (USD 225m).
China's BA Capital raises $349m for latest renminbi fund
Black Ant Capital, also known as BA Capital, has closed its third renminbi-denominated fund on CNY 2.5bn (USD 349m), with commitments from independent fund-of-funds, government guidance funds, insurers, and corporates.
Fund focus: Dymon Asia completes quickfire fundraise
Careful – and protracted – cultivation of prospective LPs and relatively strong performance for Southeast Asia helped Dymon Asia Private Equity secure USD 650m for its third fund
Mirae Asset recruits OneVentures director for Australia coverage
Mirae Asset Global Investments has expanded its Australian alternatives team with the recruitment of James McGrath, formerly an investment director at local VC firm OneVentures.
India's TVS Capital recruits managing partner from Flourish
Anuradha Ramachandran, who was previously an India-based director at financial technology specialist Flourish Ventures, has joined TVS Capital Funds as a managing partner.
Dymon Asia closes Fund III at $650m hard cap
Dymon Asia Private Equity (DAPE) has closed its third Southeast Asia middle market private equity fund at a hard cap of USD 650m, beating a target of USD 550m.
FidelisWorld seeks up to $300m for second Asia fund
FidelisWorld, a private equity firm that invests in digitally-enabled businesses driven by consumer demand in India, is looking to raise USD 250m-USD 300m for its second fund.
India's SphitiCap targets $500m for debut VC fund
SphitiCap, a recently established early-stage VC firm in India, has announced the launch of its debut fund targeting USD 500m.