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Cross-border deals, increasing interest in South-East Asia, and Asian insurers zeroing in on private equity were the main highlights in the region this year.
The deal to acquire a part stake in the ASK Group is Advent International’s first Indian investment from its latest buyout fund.
The private equity powerhouse, whose Japan-focused buyout fund has so far targeted mid-cap Japanese companies, said it could carry out two large deals of up to $2bn each.
Two government bodies hope to raise up to $790m over the next two years to invest in SMEs.
Industry veteran Arun Nanda is joining 3i to help manage its existing portfolio.
PE investment fell nearly 20 percent, and secondary deals dominated the landscape.
The $72.8bn pension plan has approved an investment to Blackstone's new Asia-focused vehicle. It also announced an update to its real estate secondary offering.
Asia Pacific’s most developed private equity market has comparatively fewer secondary transactions due to the country’s robust pension system.
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.
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