• Healthcare 2017 Update for the period 2012 to 2017

    17 Jan 2018

    Investing in healthcare is now a consummating topic among private equity investors. Following our earlier APER Healthcare Report (2011 - Jun 2016), this 2017 Update (2012-2017) is a comprehensive and incisive summation of the latest healthcare investment dynamics in the Asian private equity market. 
  • A Dragon In Mekong 

    21 Dec 2017

    Key Points 
    The listings of two real estate assets, one in Vietnam and another in Singapore, are sharply different –
    in Vietnam: the debut of Vincom, which raised US$740 m, was the largest of a privately-held company in the country
    in Singapore: the S$64.7m (US$47.9 m) raised by the Singapore-based APAC, was subdued
    Warburg Pincus, an investor in Vincom, records US$348.3 m in distribution
    The Northstar Group, an investor in APAC, records US$21.4 m in distribution
    The share acquisitions of Vinamilk by two trade buyers also highlight the value surge of Vietnam-based assets –
    in Aug 2014: investors paid 85,648 Vietnamese dong, or US$4 for each of Vinamilk’s shares
    in Nov 2017: investors paid 179,805 Vietnamese dong per share 
  • Private Equity in Asia: Successes & Scars

    18 Oct 2017

    Kathleen Ng, Managing Director at Centre for Asia Private Equity Research Ltd. conducted a workshop on "Private Equity in Asia - Successes & Scars" to CFA Society Beijing on October 12, 2017. Workshop covers.

    Part I - Latest Landscape of Private Equity in Asia

    Part II - Private Equity in Asia - Promises, Opportunities & Challenges

    Part III - Private Equity in Asia - Successes & Scars

    Beijing CFA Presentation
  • APER-Next Horizon for HoChiMinh

    12 Sep 2017

    Key Points 
     • Vietnam’s GDP grows at 5.7% during 1H 2017 while real retail sales growth jumped by 8.4% in the same period
     • Since the beginning of the year, HOSE has hosted the debuts of 3 billion-dollar companies, highlighting Vietnam’s buoyant stock market
     • Vietnam recorded its single largest round of investment from private equity investors in 2016 when Warburg Pincus and VinaCapital committed an aggregate US$300 m to a hospitality platform
     • EQT Partners is the latest foreign private equity firm to make its footprints in Vietnam
  • Myanmar – One Year After

    04 May 2017

    Key Points 
    Interest from Australia, Switzerland and UK governments to assess commercial feasibility of wind energy in Myanmar is the latest that evidences keen interest from foreign countries in Myanmar 
    Since August 2016, two Myanmar-focused funds have been launched, each with US$100 m as the target size 
    Myanmar has been able to attract a broad spectrum of investors –
    Global firms: TPG and 500 Startups 
    Development financing institutions and impact investors, including –
    Accion International, IFC, Norfund, and FMO 
  • APER Dataroom - Food & Beverage report (Part I)

    12 Mar 2017

    Asia is now home to 4.5 billion people, or 60% of the world’s population. Its food and beverage (‘F&B’) industry, according to Asia Pacific Food Industry, a trade publication, would have reached US$3.23 trillion in 2016. The sheer population size in this region, along with improved living standards, has propelled the F&B sector to be a main investment theme for private equity investors.
  • APER - Japan Reboots

    07 Feb 2017

    Key Points • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “Kakehashi” initiative announced in 2015 is an impetus for the prevailing technology investment fever • 2016: ◦ US$835 m deployed to technology companies is a 325% increase to that for 2015 ◦ The 112 deals recorded is an all-time high ◦ Deals between US$10.1 m and US$50 m register the biggest increase, suggesting investors are directing capital to mature technology companies ◦ Domestic investors are asserting their profile, accounting for 52.4% of the transaction sum for the year, whereas that for 2014 was 26.6%
  • APER - The Breakthrough

    27 Dec 2016

    Key Points • Launch of the US$1 bn Breakthrough Energy Ventures highlights the growing profile of individual investors • Individual investors have been actively participating in Asia deals, with surging numbers in recent years – ◦ 2011 – 2013: 64 deals ◦ 2014 – 2016: 207 deals
  • Data on Q3/2016 Asia PE Movements

    24 Oct 2016

    The third quarter of the year recorded robust investment activities, with five deals, each at US$3.6 billion and above; a barometer of investors’ confidence to commit to such sizeable deals. Yet in the technology sector, investors continued to adopt caution, as there has been no increase of transaction volume. The worrying development is the 32% decline of distribution, at US$5 billion. It is the smallest quarterly sum since the last three months in 2012.
  • APER - An IPO of Two Enterprises

    05 Oct 2016

    Key Points: o IPO of Postal Savings Bank of China (‘PSBC’) is the largest since Alibaba was listed in 2014; o The two IPOs are sharply different: a. US$7.4 bn raised by PSBC is a third of the US$25 bn raised by Alibaba; b. 77% of the amount raised by PSBC has been subscribed by cornerstone investors, whereas such commitments were not necessary in Alibaba’s IPO; c. PSBC has to settle for the lower IPO price while that for Alibaba was top of the range; o Institutional investors that subscribed to PSBC’s shares last year recorded a 5% gain on their books, but will not sell for 36 months from 17th Dec 2015 (An article from October 2016 Issue of Asia Private Equity Review)
  • Southeast Asia: Data on Private Equity Investment for 1H/2016

    03 Oct 2016

    Transaction total • US$2.9 bn • a 61% increase Average deal size • US$46.9 m • a 56.4% increase Singapore is the most favoured market in Southeast Asia recording US$1.3 bn The Philippines & Vietnam capture the frontier market limelight, recording US$326.9 m and US$179.7 m, respectively