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Melbourne, Australia

Why Australia’s Hostplus is piling into venture capital

PEI caught up with Neil Stanford, head of PE at the A$45bn superannuation fund, to discuss its push into Aussie VC and its aversion to large domestic buyouts.
Singapore office

Microsoft founder’s family office to triple Asia PE exposure

Vulcan Capital, the multi-billion family office of late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has around 5% of its portfolio invested in the region, CIO Chris Orndorff tells PEI.
Semi-conductors

Legend-backed firm seeks $500m for Chinese semiconductor fund

South Korean tech giant SK has formed a $1bn investor club with China's Legend Holdings to back a semiconductor firm and Legend Capital's funds.

China’s ‘herd mentality’ could threaten VC returns

Greater competition for a limited number of assets has diluted equity ownership, delegates told an industry conference on Tuesday.
Auckland, New Zealand

How NZ Super will make its venture capital debut

New Zealand's government has proposed a NZ$300m fund of funds to back offshore and domestic venture capital managers.

PE will start adopting VC’s fund terms

More venture capital-like fund terms could be bad news for limited partners.

Investors venture into Africa’s start-up scene

More capital than ever is flowing to the continent’s entrepreneurs. With venture capital deal sizes increasing and international VCs joining local counterparts, is African VC reaching critical mass? Vicky Meek reports

Atomico’s Zennstrom: The unofficial ambassador for European tech

The Skype founder has seen European investors largely miss out on one wave of the technological revolution. He is determined that it won’t happen again.

South African VC hots up amid influx of new managers

A flurry of VC activity drove spending up almost 40% last year as investors took advantage of tax-friendly government initiatives.

Forbion increases bite size after first close – exclusive

The Dutch VC firm held a first close on €270m for Fund IV this week just two months after launch, managing partner Sander Slootweg told PEI.
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