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People Digest: Zalora CEO resigns; Vingroup appoints new CEO

Zalora Group CEO Parker Gundersen has resigned, citing personal reasons. He is set to leave the fashion e-commerce firm at the end of May.

CITIC PE nears $1.4b first close for latest fund

CITIC PE had begun raising capital for its latest vehicle – CPE China Fund III – that has a hardcap of $2.2 billion in December, and the new fund is about 50% larger than its predecessor that had hit a final close in 2015, after raising $1.3 billion. 

Singapore’s acquires Indonesian real estate platform UrbanIndo

The deal is set to see — which is backed by investors including 500 Startups, Golden Gate Ventures, East Ventures, Sequoia India and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin — emerge as a strong competitor to PropertyGuru in Singapore and Indonesia.

Carlyle plans second Chinese fund as it raises new $6.5b Asia buyout fund

The Carlyle Group is raising its second RMB-denominated private equity fund and is also planning a new $6.5 billion Asia buyout fund.

All consumer sectors should do well in Vietnam till 2020: Chris Freund, Mekong Capital

Chris Freund, Founder and Partner at Mekong Capital, says, “the companies that successfully implement omnichannel retailing will be most successful.”

CMS Opus Private Equity rebrands as COPE Private Equity

Malaysia-headquarted CMS Opus Private Equity Monday said it had rebranded to COPE Private Equity, and added that as it prepares for ‘next chapter of growth’, the name change would represent a ‘fresh identity and perspective’. Established in 2005, COPE Private Equity said it has assets under management (AuM) of over… Read more »

Top events that marked Vietnam’s startup ecosystem in 2017

Vietnam is now actively blipping on the radar of venture capital investors who are scouting for deals in Southeast Asia.

Vietnam 2017: Jardine-Vinamilk, Thaibev-Sabeco among blockbuster M&A deals

Looking back the year of 2017, DEALSTREETASIA picks the four most significant M&A transactions, all involving overseas investors.

KKR closes second private credit fund at $2.24B

The firm said its second private credit fund had exceeded target, and was more the twice the size of predecessor fund – KKR Mezzanine Partners I L.P – which closed in March 2015 with $1.0 billion in capital commitments.

Valuation mismatch, lack of scale & exit options remain key challenges in Vietnam startup space

Venture capital players share four insights with DEALSTREETASIA on investing in Vietnamese startups.