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Joji Thomas Philip is the founder and editor-in-chief at DEALSTREETASIA. He is passionate about news and views, and believes this venture, his first stint at entrepreneurship, can make a difference, in the new media landscape that is emerging in this region.
After moving to Singapore in mid-2013, he has been Mint, India’s best business daily and a Wall Street Journal partnered publication. Joji enhanced his business journalism skills during a seven-year stint ending June 2013 with The Economic Times, where he reported on communications and telecoms, and was a senior-assistant editor, as well as the newspaper’s youngest vertical head.
Before The Economic Times, Joji covered telecoms and defence for Business Standard and he began his career as a city reporter with The New Indian Express in India.
When he is not working, or even when working, he enjoys tracking a wide range of sports, especially European soccer across different leagues, and is among the legion of long suffering Liverpool fans.
A passionate motorcyclist, but Singapore’s rules has forced Joji to spend most of his time at DEALSTREETASIA’s office, often dreaming of his past rides to Tibet, the Himalayas and Bhutan.
“For the PE landscape, the big LPs have learnt from the GPs, and they are beginning to write their own terms, and one of the first things they seek is co-investments. While this has been around for a long time, it is increasingly the case with the more sophisticated LPs – they are almost competing with GPs, they are also having a say in the deals the GP does,” Leahy said.
EQT Mid Market Asia III at $800m is looking at control investments in Greater China, SE Asia.
The firm, which also has interests in the real estate, with projects spread across 14 cities in Asia, is not planning to raise a separate vehicle for the sector but will seek capital on a project-to-project basis.
The Chinese market, a happy hunting ground for local and global private equity firms despite the giddy valuations, continues to offer sectors that are underinvested, and offer huge opportunities, Gong said.
With oil inching up and interest rates moving up, India may see a slowdown in growth in the second half of FY19, said Sonal Varma, managing director and India chief economist, global markets division (Asia ex-Japan), Nomura Holdings Inc.
Outside of China/HK, Maison Capital is excited about the Indonesia market — it made an investment in Indonesian e-commerce firm WOOK last year — and is also considering exploring India.
Explaining the largely untapped opportunity for PE in Asia, Mir said that most industries in the region are highly under-funded, capital markets are still nascent, and debt financing continues to be an expensive and highly risky alternative.
Vivek Kathpalia, head of Singapore and Far East, Nishith Desai Associates, shares his views on the good, bad and ugly of the Indian PE landscape.
The company uses ‘one deal, one fund’ model to secure capital commitments from its LPs.
Khurana said the Flipkart-Walmart deal or the possibility of an Ola-Uber merger would not be key to setting the tone for the VC space in India this year and the next.