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Where PE can find bright spots amid China’s slowdown

BDA Partners' Mark Webster describes how Xi Jinping’s recent pledge to improve access to Chinese markets and lower import tariffs will affect private equity and M&A markets in Asia.

Asia PE winners take (nearly) all – Bain report

A winner-take-all dynamic dominated Asia private equity in 2018, which could mean a significant number of funds face hard times this year, according to the latest report from Bain & Company.

Giant pension wants more variety in Japan PE

The world's third-biggest economy also needs large players among its predominantly small and mid-focused domestic market, according to the $107bn Pension Fund Association's PE head.
Sydney Australia

Future Fund chairman warns of risks to SWFs from rising populism

Peter Costello says partnerships with local investors and greater transparency on the part of sovereign funds is the way forward.

How Japan Post Insurance will deploy its next $7bn in alternatives

The $700bn investor’s 10-year roadmap for alternatives includes co-investments and backing growth and venture managers in Japan.

Unison to hold more than $400m final close for second Korea fund – exclusive

The Tokyo-based manager is set to collect more than $400m for its second Korea fund and will hit the fundraising trail in the second half of the year for its fifth Japan fund.

India’s buyout market hots up

Firms completed at least $5.8bn of private equity, infrastructure and real assets buyouts last year, more than the previous four years combined, according to EMPEA data.

China’s Legend Capital plots ‘strategic’ fund for large-ticket LPs – exclusive

The firm is also raising capital for its eighth flagship fund and second healthcare fund, targeting more than $1bn for both vehicles.

Japan’s $18bn government PE fund suspends operations

Japan Investment Corporation, which was set to make tech investments in Japan and the US, has ceased operations indefinitely following public outcry over senior executive pay.
Sydney Australia

Ex-Francisco partner seeks A$400m for debut Oz tech fund – exclusive

Potentia Capital is expecting to hold an H1 close on Australia’s first dedicated mid-market technology vehicle.

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