Topics: Funds

PE Firm Finstar to Invest in Fintech

PE Firm Finstar to Invest in Fintech

Private equity firm Finstar Financial Group has announced a strong commitment to fintech. The Moscow-based firm is planning to invest $150 million in fintech startups in the next five years.   Targeting high growth SMEs   The private equity group is planning to target high growth SMEs and provide help to its portfolio companies in terms of R&D. Finstar has [...]

The Buoyant Fundraising Market in Europe Continues

The Buoyant Fundraising Market in Europe Continues

The European fundraising market is looking strong and aggressive. Its latest beneficiary has been Star Capital Partners. The private equity group announced this week it has raised €800 million in the upbeat market. But as fundraising has heated up, suitable assets are becoming harder to come by – turning fund’s attention away from the region.   Star Capital breaks the [...]

Asian Private Equity Market Facing Uncertainty

Asian Private Equity Market Facing Uncertainty

The private equity market in Asia-Pacific (APAC) has been growing steadily, but the ‘buy low, sell high’ era might be about to end. According to Bain & Company’s latest reporting on private equity performance in the region, the industry could be facing higher uncertainty and APAC would need to continue its resilient march to identify new sources of value to [...]

Asian Conglomerates Scouring for US Deals

Asian Conglomerates Scouring for US Deals

The economic power shift from the western world to Asia is evident even in the world of investment management. Asian conglomerates are flush with cash and they are looking to the US for fund deals. For hedge fund and private equity firms, the enhanced interest could mean it is time to do business and sell.   The most recent example [...]

Private Equity Fundraising Remains Strong in Asia

Private Equity Fundraising Remains Strong in Asia

  All the eyes are currently fixated in China, as Asia’s largest economy continues to show worrying signs. Private equity investors around the region and the rest of the world are also paying close attention to the problems, as well as the opportunities China’s current economic slowdown could present. While the country’s economy is troubling many investors, fundraising activity in [...]

Everstone Capital Advisors Raises $730 Million with Third Fund

Everstone Capital Advisors Raises $730 Million with ...

  The Singapore-based private equity firm announced on Tuesday the closure of its third fund. Everstone Capital Advisors, which is the private equity arm of the Everstone Group, said it has raised $730 million with the fund, which aims to focus on investments in India and Southeast Asia.   The Fund   According to the official statement, the Everstone Capital [...]

Hunting Green Unicorns and Other Ways to Make Capital Deliver Super Returns

Hunting Green Unicorns and Other Ways to Make ...

A new breed of investor is pursuing a "triple bottom line" strategy, including in their due diligence an analysis of the social, environmental and governance  risks and impacts of investments. As result, there are new opportunities for investing in transportation networks, alternative energy infrastructure, textiles and even farmlands. The motivation is to make money on the deals but also to [...]

Singapore-Based Private Equity Fund Closes Its New Fund

Singapore-Based Private Equity Fund Closes Its New ...

  Private equity firm Lion Global Investors announced on Thursday that it had closed its latest fund. The private equity firm formed the fund together with the Singapore-headquartered OCBC Bank and after a rocky start had to upsize it. The hope is to use the new fund for investments in small and medium-sized companies in Asia.   The Fund   [...]

Tata Opportunities Fund to Raise $700 Million

Tata Opportunities Fund to Raise $700 Million

  Tata Opportunities Fund, the private equity fund of the Indian conglomerate Tata Group, has announced its plans to raise $700 million in the following year. Two other separate private equity funds by the firm are also looking for further investments. It is another strong indicator for the improved strength in the Indian private equity market.   The Announcement   [...]

Private Equity Players Putting Their Trust in India

Private Equity Players Putting Their Trust in India

  Private equity players’ love for India seems to be growing stronger. According to a new study, private equity funds are increasing their bets on India and remain confident over the country’s growth outlook.   Findings of the Study   The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) looked at the Indian private equity industry during the first [...]

Chinese Private Equity Firm Launches a New Film Fund

Chinese Private Equity Firm Launches a New Film Fund

  China’s film industry is currently booming and it looks like private equity firms are starting to get in on the action as well. China’s state-backed private equity firm, China Media Capital, announced on Tuesday that it is partnering with IMAX China to launch a new film fund.   The Fund’s Plan   The fund is set to have an [...]

Booming Stock Market Has Helped China’s Private Equity Industry

Booming Stock Market Has Helped China’s Private ...

China’s private equity industry has matured quickly in the past few years. With the Chinese stock market surging in recent months, private equity and hedge funds have also started to emerge in an impressive rate. The increase in private equity is changing the country’s investment scene.   Growing Fund Numbers   According to the figures from the Chinese securities regulator, [...]

Cleantech Funds Shift Focus

Cleantech Funds Shift Focus

Fundraising for cleantech vehicles has been falling in recent years, according to Preqin. Funds including a preference for cleantech and focused on North America have fallen from accounting for 42% of capital raised in 2013 to just 18% in 2014. The US has lost ground to China in this segment. The majority of capital in this sector was redirected to [...]

ASEAN Mid-Market Attracts Japanese CVC

ASEAN Mid-Market Attracts Japanese CVC

Another sign of the ASEAN region’s growing attraction for investment from private equity and venture capitalists popped up this week with the announcement of a new private equity platform run by Mitsubishi, CIMB, Malysia’s second largest financial services provider , and the Development Bank of Japan. The entity will provide growth capital and its unique network to support the middle [...]

Private Equity Funds Behind Univision Set for $1 Billion IPO

Private Equity Funds Behind Univision Set for $1 ...

One of the fastest growing major broadcasters in the US is poised to launch its initial public offering (IPO) later this year, according to reports. The Spanish-language broadcaster Univision is backed by big private equity firms, including TPG Capital and Madison Dearborn Partners.   Reuters broke the news exclusively on late Tuesday evening. According to its report, the IPO could [...]