Q3 venture capital deal activity slowest in 5 years, exits remain difficult: Preqin


Venture capital deal activity in the third quarter is 2016 has been the slowest since Q4 of 2011 both in terms of number of deals and aggregate deal value, after a robust run in the previous few years. 2,050 venture capital deals were announced globally worth $26 billion–the lowest number of deals and aggregate deal value seen so far in 2016.

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Vietnam: Sabeco, Habeco to list before state divestment, VinaCapital partners Korea’s Shinhan

Vietnam has urged its major businesses, including the two biggest beer producers Habeco and Sabeco and leading dairy firm Vinamilk, to significantly sell the state ownership, saying to gain the most benefits to the state. In the private sector, VinaCapital, one of the top asset management firms in the country, is working with Shinhan BNP Paribas Asset Management to enable Korean investors to participate in the Vietnam market.

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Indian PEs’ new mantra: Control the exit

Buyouts have gained momentum over the last six months, but the move towards such deals has been underway since last year. In the first six months of this year, both the volume and value of buyouts have surged. Mid-sized private equity firms are looking at growing their buyouts portfolios in search of better and more predictable returns.

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Vietnam mulls setting up a stock exchange for startups

The Vietnamese exchange might be based in Ho Chi Minh City, which endeavours to become the startup hub of the country and the “Silicon Valley of Southeast Asia”. The southern city currently operates a startup investment fund with the initial size of VND30 billion ($1.34 million), which will be boosted to VND100 billion next year.

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APAC PE activity to remain strong & sustainable in 2015: Bain & Co

While several encouraging signs have emerged from the Asia-Pacific private equity (APAC PE) industry in 2014, Bain & Co notes that there are indication that PE in the region was transitioning from a market fueled by hopes to one that promises strong and sustainable performance. Last year’s activities showed that… Read more »