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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.
Provisions in India's Budget 2013 are aimed at attracting foreign investment, but ambiguities regarding PE taxation have left recurring questions unanswered.
As LPs become disillusioned with typical growth capital investment strategies in India, firms are exploring alternative strategies such as PIPE deals and distressed investing.
The Indiana Public Retirement System had been searching for a manager for the $150m programme that will invest in funds and companies that have extensive business in the state.
The results are in: Carlyle and Partners Group claimed top prizes in multiple categories, with groups including Apollo, Landmark, Actis, Navis and EQT also proving themselves as standout players.
The US pension plan intends to commit $300m to the KY Tang-led Asia private equity firm, which is nearing a first close on its latest $3.5bn vehicle.
The India-focused private equity firm uses the public markets to mitigate risks facing the country's GPs, says CEO Manoj Thakur.
The demand for microfinancing in Asia is high, according to Bamboo Finance. But some investors remain cautious because the niche is not yet well established.
Distressed fundraising totals in Asia doubled last year, recording the highest amount raised since 2006 as interest in the region's distressed vehicles increases.
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