Growing appetite for buyout, control deals in India: Vivek Kathpalia, Nishith Desai

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Vivek Kathpalia, head of Singapore and Far East, Nishith Desai Associates, shares his views on the good, bad and ugly of the Indian PE landscape.

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Malaysia’s Ekuinas open to foreign investments via portfolio of companies

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Since last year, Ekuinas has been venturing out of its six initial target investment sectors.


Exclusive: SE Asia contribution will increase in our portfolio: Paul Robine, TR Capital

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Hong Kong-based TR Capital Partners sees Vietnam as an attractive market for secondaries transactions in Southeast Asia. 


Nothing irrational about Walmart, Amazon’s India fervour: Reshmi Khurana, Kroll

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Khurana said the Flipkart-Walmart deal or the possibility of an Ola-Uber merger would not be key to setting the tone for the VC space in India this year and the next.


Sachin Bansal’s journey from Flipkart CEO to outcast

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Sachin Bansal stands to make anywhere between $1-1.5 billion from the sale. But that won’t console the 36-year-old.


We plan to invest $50-60m annually in India: Roopa Kudva, Omidyar Network

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The impact investor has put in $250m in India so far and plans to invest $50-60m annually.


Having boots on the ground critical to investing in Asia: Adams Street’s Yar-Ping Soo

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Yar-Ping Soo, Partner (Singapore), says, “our biggest takeaway is the vital importance of local investment professionals who can navigate the complex heterogeneous markets of the region.”


Indonesian e-commerce market ripe for consolidation, say Sale Stock top execs

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Sale Stock itself is currently looking at a couple of acquisition opportunities, its president Jeffrey Yuwono said.


Investors betting on already winning horses in Indonesia: MDI Ventures’ Widjaja

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Earlier stage startups are finding it hard to grow in Indonesia as 60-70% of investments are going to mature companies.


Access to customers, data key to success in financial services, says Momentum Works CEO

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With competition in the financial services space heating up in Southeast Asia, companies that control the most data and better understand consumer behaviour will have an advantage over others, Li said.