Exclusive: Alteria Capital also eyes equity play with $155m venture debt fund

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Alteria was floated earlier this year by two former senior execs at Temasek-backed InnoVen.

India: R Thyagarajan says open to resuming IDFC-Shriram merger talks

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R. Thyagarajan, founder of the South India-based group, said that it’s too early to write an obituary for the IDFC-Shriram deal.


Global PE firms need to tailor RMB fund offerings for Chinese investors: Augentius CEO

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BlackRock, Fidelity, UBS are among those to have jumped on the RMB funds bandwagon.


Don’t underprice global risks, Singapore’s central bank chief warns

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While economic growth across many parts of the world has improved, there’s no time for authorities to be complacent, Ravi Menon, chief of MAS, said.


PE firm Amicus Capital eyes final close of $200m fund by March

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It plans to make investments of around $8-20 million in startups with proven business models.


Indonesia’s Skystar Capital to raise third fund in 2018, to target late-stage funding

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Skystar managing partner Abraham Hidayat said, the fund would “have a more equal split between early and later-stage funding”


Strategic outcomes to be an emphasis in ASEAN corporate venturing: Tek-Yew Chia, KPMG

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Tek-Yew Chia of KPMG discusses corporate venture capital in-depth.


Europe & ASEAN key to The Ascott’s growth strategy: Kevin Goh, COO

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The Ascott has been aggressively growing through acquisitions during the course of 2017.


US seed investor Plug and Play’s Indonesia unit hopes to mine startups in ag-tech

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Plug & Play Indonesia CEO Wesley Harjono on the early-stage landscape, valuations and investing opportunities.


Transparent information flow key to uptick in M&A deal flow in Myanmar: Thura Swiss

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Thura Swiss’ Nicholas Thibeault on Myanmar’s M&A scene, challenges to deal-making and the importance of capacity building on valuation matrix.