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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.

24 October 2013

Private equity points to Asia despite recent fundraising slowdown $

With Asia’s economic output expected to surpass that of Europe and the US combined within a decade, China continues to propel the growth and defining a new chapter in Asian investment strategies.

14 August 2013

Private equity remains strong over long term despite final quarter dip $

Although private equity in developed markets outside the US and in emerging markets did as well as comparable public equity indices for the final quarter of 2012, the results looked better over longer periods, according to new analysis.

31 July 2013

Smaller funds drive emerging markets fundraising levels $

Emerging markets funds of less than $100m each showed “remarkable” resilience, representing nearly three-quarters of all funds that closed in the first half of the year.

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