Japan plans sovereign debt fund to finance US infrastructure

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The move is seen as a bid to improve economic relations with Washington while putting excess capital to better use.

Korea Post Insurance scouts for local, foreign multi-asset managers

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The insurance unit of Korea Post Group, Korea Post Insurance, is inviting four investment managers for a global tactical asset allocation strategy.


Trade sales, secondaries to replace IPOs as exit route in Malaysia: Bain & Co

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Trade or secondary sales are definitely the most attractive exit channel right now and investors are not relying on the IPO markets, said Bain & Co. partner Suvir Varma.


Khazanah’s investment playbook set for overhaul after board revamp

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New Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is keen to make the fund leaner and use sale proceeds to cut massive debt piled up in the 1MDB scandal.


US-based Omniome raises $60m Series B led by China’s Decheng Capital, Hillhouse

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Omniome’s new investor Dencheng Capital is currently raising a $450 million third fund focused on the life science space.


Australian PE firm EMR Capital completes acquisition of coal mine from Rio Tinto

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The acquisition was made by EMR through a binding agreement with Adaro Energy, one of the world’s largest coal producers.


TPG leads $100m funding for Five Star Business Finance; Norwest, Sequoia join round

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The company’s first investor, Matrix Partners, continues to stay invested in the company.


Carlyle raises $18.5b mega-fund, its biggest to date

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Firms are now faced with deploying more than a $1 trillion at a time when competition is increasing and prices on deals are reaching new highs, according to data provider Preqin.


Malaysia’s OSK Ventures, Japan’s SBI Group launch $20m PE fund

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The OSK-SBI Dynamic Growth Fund will focus on investments in private startups in the ASEAN region and have a lifespan of five years.


KKR targets record Taiwan leveraged buyout with LCY Chemical purchase

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KKR is to borrow around $1 billion to support its leveraged buyout of Taipei-listed specialty chemicals producer LCY Chemical.