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China dominates Asia deal flow in H1 2017

Deals in emerging Asia reached $15bn in the first half of 2017, the highest half-year total on record, data from EMPEA show.

SOE-backed China funds dominate amid industry consolidation

More than just spending power, SOE-backed private equity funds provide strategic positioning of companies in the China market, says CRE Alliance’s head.

NZ Super takes direct stake in Fidelity Life

The $69m acquisition of New Zealand’s largest Kiwi-owned insurer is the latest move in the sovereign wealth's plans to increase domestic investments.

Warburg to bank windfall on Vincom exit – updated

The US firm’s domestic listing of mall operator Vincom is expected to raise more than $600m.

What lies ahead for China private equity

As China’s top officials gathered on Wednesday to kick off its 19th congress to outline its priorities over the next five years, industry watchers tell PEI what’s at stake for private equity.

Japan private equity deals in 4 charts

Private equity carve-outs of Japanese conglomerates has lifted Japan deal flow to a record $23.9bn in 2017.

Mega deals fuel Japan private equity

Foreign private equity firms armed with the capital are betting big on carve-out opportunities in Japan, a Bain & Co. report revealed.

Apax pulls GP-led deal

The buyout firm is no longer proceeding with its proposal to move assets from Apax Europe VII into a continuation vehicle, sister title Secondaries Investor has learned.

The ultimate deal mechanic

What’s right for one portfolio company may not be right for another, but there are several common operational levers private equity firms can employ to jump-start growth and enhance returns.

KKR: Time to ‘lean in’ to Asia

In a report on the region the private equity giant tells investors to capitalise on Asia’s emerging markets story through opportunities in regional expansion and higher value-add services.