Global PE majors betting big on Japan, China

Global PE majors betting big on Japan, China

Tamagawa Dori, Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Thomas Schmitz/unsplash

Global private equity giants and asset managers are betting big on opportunities in Japan and China, despite stagnant growth and mounting geopolitical uncertainty in the respective regions.

“Everything’s on sale in Japan for people who have dollars,” said William Conway Jr, co-founder, interim CEO, and co-chairman of Carlyle at a panel discussion on the second day of the Global Financial Leaders’ Investment Summit in Hong Kong, organised by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Hong Kong Academy of Finance.

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