PEs target Asean startups as they join VCs in funding landscape

A BURGEONING startup scene coupled with record levels of dry powder are nudging some private equity (PE) firms in South-east Asia into the territory of cash-burning, rapid-growth companies.

Private equity market in 2018 saw toughest year for exits in a decade: Bain report

SINGAPORE - Private equity in South-east Asia faced its toughest year for exits in a decade last year, with weak market conditions dampening the appetite for initial public offerings (IPOs) and...

More startups have an unfamiliar message for venture capitalists: Get lost

[NEW YORK] On a sunny Saturday morning in New York City a few months ago, a group of 50 startup founders gathered in the dank basement of a Lower East Side bar. They scribbled notes at long tables,...

EDB eyes investments in tech, ICT, healthcare

AS a Singapore-based investor, self-proclaimed to be "Singapore-first" and to have a "unique" position in the venture capital and private equity community, EDBI has identified deep tech, ICT (...

Region's VC, PE to double to US$70b by 2024: Bain report

SOUTH-EAST Asia's booming venture capital and private equity market is poised to see deal value soar to US$70 billion over the next five years, doubling that of the previous five years, according to...

South-east Asia venture capital, private equity deal value to hit US$70b by 2024: report

SOUTH-EAST Asia's booming venture capital and private equity investment market is set to see deal value hit US$70 billion by 2024, double the level of the previous five years, according to a Bain...

MAS launching US$5b fund for private equity and infrastructure investments

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is launching a US$5 billion fund for private market investments, to be managed by top global private equity and infrastructure fund managers.

Singapore most active in PE, VC activity in region in Q2: EY report

PRIVATE equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) activity in South-east Asia during the second quarter of 2018 remained robust, with about US$1.3 billion pumped into 36 deals.

VC, PE investments in S-E Asia trailing 2017's high base: SVCA

SOME US$5.8 billion in investments were made in South-east Asia by venture capital, private equity and corporate venture funds in the first eight months of this year, going by data released by the...

OCBC aiming for encore performance by gem of a PE fund

A LITTLE-known, OCBC bank-backed private equity fund is on course to achieve its targeted internal rate of return (IRR) of 20 per cent - and the bank is aiming to start a second fund next year.

PE, VC investments into S-E Asia hit record US$23.5b in 2017: report

PRIVATE equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) investments into South-east Asia hit a record US$23.5 billion in 2017, going by the South-east Asia PE & VC: Investment Activity report.