New figures from AsiaPE. According to the ASIA PE Index which is compiled by the Centre for Asia Private Equity Research Ltd. the returns in Asia are looking robust as of January 2012. The index says that USD127.9 billion has been returned for the period under review 2000 to 2009.
It did not provide the overall amount invested in the excerpt that Dealmarket Digest received for review. China and Japan are leading the region in returns (IRRs) with 18.4% and 18.7% respectively. The benchmarks for developing economies are slightly outperforming developed economies in the Asia region, at 14.4% and 13.4 % respectively.
The figures are based on cash flow of deals completed in since 1998 for about 2000 exits, including assets fully-realized, and unrealized, spanning the years 2000 to 2009 with values calculated up to September 2011. (Image Source: Asia PE Index)