PAG has closed its fifth pan-Asian private credit fund at the hard cap with USD 2.6bn. It is said to be the largest direct lending fund raised in the region to date.
Asia-based private debt managers hope to take advantage of renewed LP appetite for the asset class, while enjoying higher returns driven by rising interest rates and widening spreads
India’s Innoven Capital, a joint venture between UOB and Temasek Holdings-owned Seviora Holdings, has fractionalised a USD 50m venture debt fund using blockchain and smart contracts.
Primavera Capital Group is looking to raise USD 300m for a private credit fund as the China-focused private equity firm continues to diversify its offering by geography and strategy.
Marc Rowan, CEO of Apollo Global Management, told the AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum that he expects most investors to have an alternatives allocation of at least 50% within five years.
Korean carve-out specialist Glenwood Private Equity has agreed to acquire a significant minority stake in the advanced materials unit of Hanwha Solutions, a listed subsidiary of Hanwha Group, for an enterprise valuation of KRW 680bn (USD 514.2m).
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
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.
The Carlyle Group has broadened its Asia private credit coverage through the establishment of a joint venture with Australia-based credit investor and corporate advisory firm Amicaa.
Singapore-based Genesis Alternative Ventures has reached a first close on its second venture debut fund, having raised nearly half the overall target of USD 150m.
India’s Stride Ventures has closed its second venture debt fund with USD 200m in commitments. The target was INR 10bn (USD 125m).
Waterfall Asset Management, a US alternatives manager primarily active in the private debt space, has established an Asia presence with the opening of an office in Hong Kong.
A three-person team from EmergeVest, including co-founder Roger Moh, has moved to Hong Kong-based VI Asset Management to launch a private credit strategy.
Navis Capital Partners has launched a credit unit that will provide financing to companies in Asia that require growth capital but are reluctant to bring in equity investors.
Bain Capital has closed its second Asia special situations fund with more than USD 2bn in commitments. The firm described it as the largest vehicle in the region dedicated to the likes of direct lending, mezzanine debt, and distressed asset opportunities.
The Blackstone Group has recruited Mark Glengarry, formerly of Anchorage Capital Group, as head of Asia Pacific origination for its credit business.
KKR has closed its debut Asia credit fund with USD 1.1bn in commitments, completing the set of vehicles dedicated to the region across its main strategies.
Kotak Investment Advisors is looking to raise USD 1.5bn for its second India-focused special opportunities credit fund, up from about USD 1bn in the previous vintage.
Coller Capital has raised approximately USD 1.4bn for its debut global private credit secondaries fund, said to be the largest pool of capital dedicated to the strategy.
Allegro Funds, an Australia-based turnaround specialist, has reached a first close of A$600 million ($449 million) on its fourth fund, hitting the overall target for the vehicle.
Apollo Global Management has recruited three professionals from Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to join its Asia Pacific credit business.
Tokyo-based Keystone Partners is looking to raise around JPY50 billion ($440 million) for its fifth Japan-focused fund, which will make a combination of growth and turnaround investments.
India’s Axis Bank has launched a distress buyout fund targeting INR35 billion ($468 million) via its asset management business.
Australia-based turnaround specialist Allegro Funds is targeting A$600 million ($449 million) for its fourth fund, more than twice what it raised in the previous vintage.