Asia PE-VC Summit 2018: Deep tech needs government push, top talent to flourish

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For the past five years, the sharing economy has taken southeast Asia by storm. But, the next big thing will be AI, robotics, self-driving and the other areas in frontier technology. 

Meituan IPO reveals chasm between Mobike’s claims and reality

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In a December press release, Mobike claimed 200 million users worldwide. Meituan’s prospectus says otherwise – 48.1 million Active Bike Users, 7.1 million Active Bikes and over 1 billion rides completed in the four months ended April 30, 2018.


Asia PE-VC Summit 2018: Indochina is attractive but a long-term play

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Indochina – which comprises Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand – is fast catching investor interest even though the return timeline appears to be long drawn.


Asia PE-VC Summit 2018: SEA region offers scope for both buyouts, minority deals

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Does size really matter? Yes, larger investments do allow PE firms to do more. However, smaller deals in hot sectors promise good exits.


Chinese tech giants hunt for elusive profitability in Indonesia’s e-commerce market

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The only viable way for the Chinese to make money in Indonesia is perhaps through industry consolidation. After all, Indonesia has already seen some high-profile mergers, such as Grab’s takeover of Uber’s entire Southeast Asian business this year.


Guest Post: The future of emerging markets PE requires much greater competence than the past

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The future of PE in emerging markets is all about acting on data-driven insights about what works and doesn’t work, says Mekong Capital founder and partner Chris Freund.


Guest post: Enterprise tech lessons from Israel for India

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Given Israel’s relatively small domestic market, entrepreneurs have little choice but to focus on enterprise tech businesses in cloud computing, cybersecurity, analytics and semiconductor development.


China’s booming fertility clinics attract private equity interest

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Warburg Pincus in September became the second-largest shareholder in Sichuan Jinxin Fertility Co, Other investors include Sequoia China and a unit of China Citic Bank Corp.


HK tycoon Victor Li’s CK Infrastructure gets timing right for IPO of UK assets

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Raising money would be handy for the whole Li empire, not just the unit spinning off assets. Acquisitions have taken a toll on debt levels at CK Infrastructure.


NIO’s wild ride may blaze trail for more US IPOs from China

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China technology firms have been flooding U.S. exchanges with initial public offerings this year, including NIO and 111 Inc.