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.
Jon Gray Blackstone Nexus 2024
Firms will find it tougher to invest once interest rates get cut, says Blackstone's president and chief operating officer in a video interview at NEXUS 2024.
Scott Nuttall and Adam Le on stage at NEXUS 2024
The co-chief executive's comments coincide with a raft of Japanese buyout funds returning to market to capitalise on rising investor demand.
Though investors seem increasingly drawn to the market's favourable demographic tailwinds, DPI, exit routes and GP selection remain key considerations for potential entrants.
Kent Chen, Neuberger Berman
China funds are trading at a 50% discount to NAV even after a decline in private markets valuations, managing director Kent Chen tells PEI.
Panellists at IPEM Cannes speaking from a stage
Dealmaking is due for a comeback this year with the return of financial sponsors and more demand for liquidity, according to a panel at IPEM Cannes.
Shanghai skyline at night
Buyers need to understand the fundamentals of Chinese secondaries before evaluating discounts, according to Coller Capital’s Zhan Yang.
Celia Yan, head of APAC private credit at BlackRock
Covenants and leverage are much tighter in loans to sponsors across the region, according to head of APAC private credit Celia Yan.

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