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ADB: private equity helps us access underpenetrated markets

Now that the market has matured, the Asian Development Bank’s private sector group has a new mission in the region.

EMPEA 2018: Exits remain elusive in frontier markets

A former EBRD executive told EMPEA’s annual private equity conference that development finance institutions are more concerned than ever about ‘exitability.’

Trends of the Year: blue-chip GP-led secondaries deals

A handful of big-name deals pushed GP-led processes into the mainstream in 2017, but questions around their planning and execution will dominate discourse going into 2018.

LP appetite for emerging markets wanes

According to a survey of LPs by placement agent Probitas Partners, declining interest in China is driving a drop-off across emerging markets.

LPs warm to fundless co-investments – exclusive

One-third of limited partners are willing to pay for deals where they are not an existing fund investor, according to a survey by Asante Capital Group.

IDFC further trims Fund IV target to $200m – Exclusive

The Mumbai-based manager had an initial target of $400m when it launched its latest offering in late-2015.

CVC adds former Carlyle exec to India team

The European private equity firm is set to launch its Mumbai outpost this year.

Lighthouse Funds targets $200m for third fund

India-focused lower mid-market firm Lighthouse Funds is looking to tap more Asian capital for its latest offering, which it expects to launch by end-2017.

Tata Capital readies $600m Fund II

The Mumbai-based firm will look to take control stakes in companies as well as its typical growth equity plays for its second flagship vehicle it plans to launch later this year.

Premji Invest picks up $109m Aditya Birla stake

The Indian private equity firm made the investment from its $1bn PI Opportunities Fund-I.

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