Southeast Asia is filled with mediocre performance: Brahmal Vasudevan, Creador

Creador founder and CEO Brahmal Vasudevan

Kuala Lumpur-headquartered private equity firm Creador says it won’t be easy for newcomers to participate in the deal landscape across Southeast Asia.

In an interaction with DEALSTREETASIA, founder and CEO Brahmal Vasudevan said the results for most private equity firms in the region had been ‘quite poor’, and he attributed this to people not having the relevant experience to make investment choices, and also that many fund managers were investing in weaker companies. The Creador chief executive further said it was ‘very, very tough to raise money for Southeast Asia funds’, even as he pointed out that this did not apply to Asia-focused funds.

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