Golden Gate to raise third fund within 2-3 years, a few B2C, fintech exits on the cards: Jeffrey Paine

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Golden Gate Ventures’ third fund is expected to be slightly bigger than its second fund ($60 million).

Listing, private placement priorities for VPBank: CEO Nguyen Duc Vinh

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Vietnam Prosperity Bank, commonly known as VPBank, will list its 1.3 billion shares on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange on August 17 at a reference price of VND39,000 apiece. With a $2.3 billion valuation, the Hanoi-headquartered lender is the fourth-largest bank after three state-controlled banks Vietcombank, BIDV and… Read more »


India: Execution intensity in deal making has multiplied, says EY’s Ajay Arora

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There were two big drivers – domestic consolidation, and spike in inbound M&A.


China firms’ expansion a double-edged sword for Asia’s VC scene: Wei Hopeman

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Hopeman says Asia can leapfrog the West in fintech areas such as mobile payments.


VC firm Artha India Ventures to close 4-5 deals over next 2 months

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Artha is looking to close a deal in the US in the crypto currency space, and another in the B2B segment.


Philippines: VC firm Original Pitch bullish on financial services, health & education

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Original Pitch recently took an active stance as a business partner instead of simply maintaining passive financial commitments.


We plan to deploy $300m commitment from KKR by next year-end: Rajesh Kamat, Emerald Media

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Emerald Media, which was established as a pan-Asian media platform to focus on early to mid-level assets by private equity firm KKR, plans to deploy the entire $300 million it got by the end of next year, managing director Rajesh Kamat said in an interaction. According to the firm, whose investments… Read more »


Offshore China money has no desire to move back, maybe ever: Morrison & Foerster

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Chinese outbound investment was seen shrinking 46% to $48.19b in the first half of this year


IFC focused on development of PE in emerging markets, seeks to back new fund managers

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Asia (East Asia Pacific and South Asia together) accounts for the largest exposure in IFC’s funds portfolio.


Business services next sector to watch out for, says Creador’s Vasudevan

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CEO Vasudevan talks about investment strategy, interests and fundraising.