Record PE vehicles make fundraising challenging for smaller managers: Chris Leahy, Blackpeak


“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.

SGX-listed Ho Bee Land acquires London office asset for $861m

With the Ropemaker Place deal, Ho Bee Land’s investment portfolio in London now stands at $1.7 billion.

Singapore’s GIC, Sequoia China invest $40m in Korean fintech startup Viva Republica

With this, the fintech app Toss parent has secured a total funding till date of $116 million.

Guest Post | How much is Grab worth, really?

For PE investors who began betting big on the ride-hailing firm in second half of 2015, the paper returns are yet to be ‘huge’.

Grab closes $370m debt facility deal for vehicle fleet financing

With a potential upsize of $592 million, the debt facility is part of the $700 million in debt financing announced by Grab last October.

Razer Inc leads $3.28m funding round of ASX-listed Esports Mogul

The investment is also seen as a move by Razor to deepen its play in the global gaming industry.

Singapore’s Ascendas Hospitality Trust acquires three hotels in Japan for $93m

A-HTrust is deepening its presence in the Japanese city of Osaka with a strong hospitality market.

Singapore influencer marketing platform Affable closes seed round led by Decacorn Capital

Decacorn Capital is a cross-border VC with a portfolio that includes ride-hailing startup Lyft and social media platform Snapchat.

Singapore’s Sea prices $500m convertible note, Tencent to pick up to $50m of issue

Sea said, it will utilise the proceeds for expanding its business.

Excited about permeation of artificial intelligence in SE Asia: Rina Lee, 33 Talent

Ask any startup or investor in Southeast Asia about their top gripe in the region and it is more likely than not to be talent, or the paucity thereof. Complex regulations regarding hiring in the different markets of the region further complicate matters.