Many niche PE funds will emerge in next few years in India: Amit Mehta, IIFL Asset Management

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IIFL India PE Fund is targetting to raise up to Rs 1,500 crore.

Southeast Asia to witness more acquihiring: Access Ventures’ Charles Rim

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The demographics and talent pool of Indonesia and Vietnam are the key reasons for Access Ventures to select these markets to focus on in Southeast Asia, said Rim.


Singapore’s Centurion to raise $22m more for global student accommodation fund

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The Centurion Student Accommodation Fund is the company’s second such vehicle, which targets purpose-built student accommodation investments across the world, excluding the US.


Indonesia’s Kejora Ventures set to raise next early-stage fund

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Kejora is currently deploying from a joint fund with S Korea’s Intervest that has a target corpus of $100 million.


2019 to be a strong year for PE exits, says BNP Paribas India top exec

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The 2019 elections will increase volatility in the short term but are unlikely to impact the investment strategies of strategic investors, he said.


Valuations ahead of fundamentals is just froth: Avnish Bajaj, Matrix Partners India

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The venture capital firm recently raised an additional $21 million for its third fund, taking the total amount raised by the vehicle to $321 million.


Passive investment style not apt for markets like Vietnam: Mekong Capital’s Freund

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Value creation, and not financial engineering, will deliver results for private equity in the Vietnamese market, according to Chris Freund, founder and partner at Mekong Capital.


Grab-backer Toyota banks on strategic deals to evolve from selling cars to selling mobility

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Toyota is future-proofing itself by backing firms like Uber & Grab.


Vietnam is the next tech market for a lot of LPs: Eddie Thai, 500 Startups

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The magnet that Vietnam possesses, according to Thai, is a combination of a strong economy, exciting demographics, low-cost tech talent and a position as a trade war winner amid the US-China tension.


Valuation jump in last 13-16 months proportionate to business growth: Byju’s founder

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With its mammoth $540-million funding at a valuation of $3.6 billion, Byju’s has entered the top tier of the club of Indian unicorns becoming the fourth-most valued startup in the country.