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PEI 300: Six firms making waves

The firms from across the PEI 300 that hit the headlines - for good or bad - this year.

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.

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.

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.

CIRC strengthens oversight of PE investments

Chinese regulator CIRC has issued a circular calling for insurers to review the impact private equity investments have on their ‘solvency and overall returns’.

CITIC Capital partners with 3i for cross-border push

The pair have teamed up for the first time, investing between them €227 million for Formel D, a global service provider to the automotive and component supply industry.

CIC wary of global political uncertainty

China’s sovereign fund is looking to make more direct deals in the US via a new outpost in New York.

China Media Capital expands LP base with $600m Fund II

The Beijing-based investment firm saw strong support from existing investors but collected the bulk of the capital from new sovereign wealth funds, US pension funds and funds of funds.

Cathay exceeds €250m target for debut venture fund

The Paris-headquartered firm gathered €287m from LPs including Bpifrance, CDB Capital and BNP Paribas Cardif.
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