Dealflow in ASEAN has not weakened, but exits for PEs a concern: Bert Kwan, StanChart PE

At a time when there are talks of a slowdown in funding in the Asian region, Standard Chartered Private Equity, the private equity and venture capital arm of Standard Chartered PLC, has held its steady pace of investment. According to a report by Bain & Company, the deal value in the private equity investment in Southeast Asia slid to $4.2 billion in 2015 – about one-third of the five year average – delivering its worst showing since 2004, with the deal count declining to 43, compared to 59 in 2014.

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