Fred Hu Primavera 2024
The firm’s founder told HKVCA’s Greater China PE Summit that pessimism about China’s economy was overblown, citing its increasing capacity for innovation and world-class manufacturing capabilities.
The San Francisco-headquartered firm has made investments in sports clubs such as the San Antonio Spurs, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF.
The proposals could bring greater certainty for overseas private equity firms and ‘level the playing field’ with their Australian counterparts, according to legal experts.
Japan’s private markets brace for greater levels of interest.
International GPs and LPs increasingly view Japan as one of the hottest growth markets for private equity as it gets lifted by macro tailwinds.
Shin Kong Life's portfolio sale comes just weeks after Cathay Life sold $1.2bn of fund stakes to HarbourVest, as impending regulatory changes prompt insurers to rethink their private markets exposure.
Although India remains dominated by growth equity, the market is seeing greater appetite for buyouts as GPs and institutional investors seek a more hands-on approach.
Fi Dinh MUFG
Subscription credit line use in Japan hasn’t developed at the same rate as in other Asia-Pacific markets, Fi Dinh, head of fund finance for APAC at MUFG Investor Services, tells PEI.
Intersection in Ginza, Tokyo at night time
Japan was the only market in Asia-Pacific that saw an increase in deal value last year, according to Bain & Co's Asia-Pacific Private Equity Report 2024.
Concerns over future use-cases in face of AI has led to ‘a number of broken sales processes’, says Sascha Pfeiffer, head of European technology at Houlihan Lokey.

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