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1 October 2015

Asian confidence in venture capital booming, yearly deal value passes $31bn mark $

city-647400_1280 Venture capital dealflow in Asia has quadrupled in the past two years amid an upsurge in confidence in the asset class, new research suggests.

9 July 2015

Canada, Singapore, Japan all score highly in PE/VC attractiveness survey $

posts-497509_1280 Canada, Singapore and Japan all ranked highly on the latest IESE VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index, behind perennial heavyweights the US and UK.

8 May 2015

PE, VC funds targeting ASEAN region hit record average size in 2014 $

news_asia_lrg Private equity funds from the ASEAN region of South East Asia saw the average fund size hit a record $609m last year amid a continuing drop in the number of vehicles.

25 September 2014

Asian venture capital slowdown reversed amid rise of new regions $

increase-6_sq Asian venture capital investment has broken through the $10bn barrier for the year to date, a huge increase on the $6.3bn recorded at the same point in 2013.

12 August 2014

Operational focus key to Asian private equity portfolio improvement $

asia map Slowing economic growth and industry consolidation in Asia has seen operational value creation return to the fore, new research by AlixPartners suggests.

29 January 2014

Asia Pacific private equity expects deals, LP commitments to grow in 2014 $

Investor confidence and overall optimism for Asia Pacific private equity remain high for 2014, with deal activity and institutional investor allocations expected to increase.

3 January 2014

Indian private equity investment plunges to lowest levels since 2009 $

Private equity firms invested $7.5bn over 384 deals in India during the 12 months ending December 2013, the lowest levels witnessed in the last four years in both value and volume terms.

20 December 2013

Emerging economies maintain M&A market share $

While the annual level of M&A activity in the so-called emerging markets has retracted somewhat from its peak in 2010, it remains high at 37 per cent of the volume of transactions announced worldwide.

4 December 2013

Chinese investors seize European opportunities at “record pace” $

Chinese investors continue to seize opportunities in Europe at a record pace with $12.6bn invested in 2012 - a 21 per cent increase - confirming Europe’s lead destination for Chinese overseas direct investment.

6 November 2013

LPs slow their emerging markets allocation pace despite positive expectations $

While LPs remain committed to investing in the emerging markets private equity asset class, there appears to be a slowing pace of new commitments as LPs near their allocation targets.

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