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A terrible 2012 for Chinese private equity activity has (finally) put the spotlight on the need for real operational work at portfolio companies – a key topic at this week’s PEI Asia Forum 2013.
Led by Brahmal Vasudevan, the firm will launch its next vehicle with an increased focus on Southeast Asia.
India’s weak exit environment and high regulatory hurdles haven't kept some firms from finding opportunities, according to speakers from Apollo, ICICI and IL&FS.
Indonesia's natural resources story has been attractive to private equity, but focus is turning to consumer-related businesses, according to a panel of Indonesia specialists at PEI’s Asia forum in Hong Kong.
Asia’s secondary market has been gradually growing for the past few years, but secondaries firms do not expect a large uptick in dealflow, delegates heard at the PEI Asia Forum.
The Tokyo-based firm, led by former Ripplewood executive Kenji Ueda, has helped move two investments out of loss positions by bringing them into China.
Asia's venture philanthropy investments have not yet been exited, but industry sources believe they are set to generate satisfactory returns.
The Asia-focused private equity firm has moved into the lending business to provide non-private equity financing for mid-size companies, following similar moves by KKR and Adamas.
The microfinance-focused PE firm is one of the co-investors in Philippine company Bridge, and is in the process of launching two funds with increased focus on Asia.
Affinity Equity has held a $1.4bn first close on its fourth fund, which is targeting $3.5bn, after only five months in market – having already secured some substantial re-ups.
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