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Carmela Mendoza

Carmela Mendoza is the Asia Reporter for Private Equity International. Based in Hong Kong, she is responsible for generating Asia-Pacific coverage for both PrivateEquityInternational.com and PEI magazine. Carmela joined PEI in 2015 from a digital agency in Singapore where she worked on government websites and publications covering business, trade and industry, transport, and social development.

Katsunori Sago, the man who revamped Japan Post Bank

Japan Post Bank chief investment officer Katsunori Sago, the man behind the $1.9trn investor’s push into alternatives, is stepping down this month after three years at the helm.

Actis eyes double fund launch by year-end – exclusive

The growth markets manager is set to launch a financial services fund and its fifth Africa-focused vehicle.

Blackstone eyes China, India for $2.3bn Asia fund

The firm will have a minimum of $3.8bn of equity to invest in Asia along with capital commitments from its global buyout fund.

Everstone MD quits firm to pursue own business

Atul Phull, who was involved in the capital raising team at the mid-market firm, left in May to set up his own business venture.

Four questions on China’s largest healthcare fund

Wang Qiying, chief executive of China Life Private Equity Investment Company, talks to Private Equity International about opportunities in China’s healthcare industry, which is expected to hit $1.2trn by 2020.

OTPP ‘battening down’ portfolio companies to prepare for next downturn

The $147bn pension manager is making sure its direct investments have the ‘right management and covenant-lite financing facilities’, as it anticipates the next downturn, says Ontario Teachers’ director of funds.

DOWNLOAD: How to ride the China buyout wave

China private equity is seeing abundant capital in buyouts and venture, but is the market already too crowded? Use our interactive presentation to find out more.

LPs see ‘gold rush’ in China VC

Continued investor focus on the strategy means costly valuations, resulting in median returns, say Asia-based LPs.

Japan Post Bank’s alternatives investment target in three charts

The $1.9trn financial services group expects to allocate up to $20bn to private equity within the next three years.

Space for private equity in Saudi’s grand vision

The country's sovereign wealth fund, Public Investment Fund, wants to become the world’s largest with the help of private equity.

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