The real tech innovation of the decade? Other people's money

TECHNOLOGY changed every molecule of life in the 2010s.

Private equity firms starting 2020 with more cash than ever

PRIVATE equity firms are ready to pounce in 2020, armed with a record level of cash.

Private equity luring companies to stay private for longer: EY

THE proliferation of private equity funds looking to tap growth in the region is enticing some companies in Singapore to stay private for longer, according to senior executives at global...

Asahi unit to acquire Singapore vending machine operator Advend Systems

THE latest in a string of private deals involving Singapore’s small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs), homegrown vending machine operator Advend...

Super-rich families pour into US$787b private debt market

[NEW YORK] Like many members of the global super rich, Monaco-based financier Evgeny Denisenko faces an investing challenge.

Tech startups finding few takers from private equity - for now

PRIVATE equity firms here don't seem ready to invest in the newfangled tech startups that their venture capital counterparts usually target, but this could change down the road as these startups...

Asia Partners banks on 'Golden Age' from rising affluence of the middle class

THRONGS of firms have sprung up to follow the scent of South-east Asia's burgeoning startup scene. Asia Partners, one of the new investors in town, wants to capitalise on what it calls the "Golden...

Wall Street's very own unicorn emerges in private credit frenzy

[NEW YORK] It might sound like another techland unicorn: a four-year-old startup suddenly worth US$2.5 billion.

Holding cash may mean risky business

The renewed decline in yields and cash rates across global markets in recent weeks leaves investors in a conundrum.

Singapore's asset management industry grew at slower 5.4% pace to S$3.4 trillion last year: MAS

DESPITE a challenging year for global financial markets in 2018, Singapore’s assets under management (AUM) increased further by 5.4 per cent to S$3.44 trillion, according to an annual poll by the...

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.