Blackstone co-CIOs Lionel Assant and Kenneth Caplan
Shortly after reaching its long-time goal of $1trn in AUM, Blackstone ushered in Lionel Assant and Kenneth Caplan as co-CIOs. We sit down with the pair to discuss how the newly created role will aid the firm in its future growth.
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More than 80 India focused funds collected around $16bn between them over the past two years, according to PEI data.
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MBK's China portfolio posted a 45% gain last year, compared with 29% and 12% percent for Korea and Japan, respectively, founder Michael B Kim noted in a letter to LPs.
GGV Capital Asia has rebranded after the firm's decision to split its Asian and Western business units last year. Plus: placement veteran Kelly DePonte has launched his own consultancy; and insights from an ILPA gathering. Here's today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.
Emerging manager fundraising is down, with first-time funds globally raising around $25bn last year, compared with $47.6bn in 2022, according to data from affiliate title Buyouts
Idiosyncrasies in fund structuring, tax and regulation create distinctive tests for buyers and sellers considering GP-led processes in Japan.
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An influx of managers coming to Japan has led to increased competition for Japanese PE talent, says Tokyo-based Atlas Recruitment’s Gavin Smith.
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.
Private equity’s blue-chip firms are setting their sights on Asia’s private wealth prospects – especially in Japan.

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