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Is it Indonesia’s time to shine?

The archipelago is the obvious choice for private equity firms wanting to capture opportunities the young and urban middle class provide.

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.

Changing dynamics provide opportunity in South-East Asia

High growth environments, more companies of investable size and economic reforms make the region the next hotspot for Asia private equity.

Turkven: ‘I wish we could attract the Norwegian oil fund to Turkey’

The founder of Turkven, Seymur Tari, on the role of sovereign wealth funds and why regulatory fears around Turkey are unfounded.

Ardian taps HarbourVest principal to lead Tokyo office

Kanji Takenaka will be charged with building a business which accounts for more than 12 blue-chip Japanese investors worth $2bn in AUM.

PE fundraising nears 2008 levels – updated

Several huge closes drove the average fund size to $778.8m in 2017, up from $564.2m the previous year.

TVM plots Singapore office launch – exclusive

The opening is dependent on a successful first close for TVM Healthcare MENA III, which has a $250m target, chief executive Helmut Schuehsler told PEI.

Nomura relaunches PE platform

Japan’s largest brokerage firm will put up $895m of its own capital to seed a fund that will target succession-led deals and corporate carve-outs.

New era of Japan mega-deals

Private equity firms are ramping up deal-making in the world's third-largest economy and betting big on corporate carve-outs.

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.

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