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Tokyo, Japan

SoftBank plots $108bn Vision Fund successor

The Japanese tech giant has received memorandums of understanding from the likes of Microsoft, Apple and Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company.
Down under: private equity performed worse than Australian listed property and global listed infrastructure in superannuation funds' portfolios

Aussie supers’ PE returns drop ahead of ‘challenging’ conditions

Private equity was the third-best performing asset class for the past year, behind Australian listed property at 19.4% and global listed infrastructure at 14.9%.
Semi-conductors

Legend-backed firm seeks $500m for Chinese semiconductor fund

South Korean tech giant SK has formed a $1bn investor club with China's Legend Holdings to back a semiconductor firm and Legend Capital's funds.
Shanghai China

Warburg MD joins former colleague at China’s Centurium

Michael Chen, who led consumer investments in China, joined Centurium Capital in June.
Seoul, South Korea

Korea’s STIC targets $1.6bn for latest special opps fund – exclusive

The firm has introduced a catch-up clause and increased the management fee in Fund II, PEI understands.
Vietnamese market

Vietnamese private equity: A beginner’s guide

As Vietnamese PE activity skyrockets, PEI outlines the country's key players, hottest sectors and expected returns.

China’s ‘herd mentality’ could threaten VC returns

Greater competition for a limited number of assets has diluted equity ownership, delegates told an industry conference on Tuesday.
Berlin

Side Letter: ILPA 3.0, new secondaries venture, Germany stalls

Compliance is off the agenda when it comes to co-investments; Schroder Adveq secondaries chief goes it alone; and dealflow remains stagnant in Germany. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.
Auckland, New Zealand

How NZ Super will make its venture capital debut

New Zealand's government has proposed a NZ$300m fund of funds to back offshore and domestic venture capital managers.

Private equity bets big on India despite election slump

Fewer deals are being done, but more capital is being deployed, according to data from Grant Thornton.
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