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New era of Japan mega-deals

Private equity firms are ramping up deal-making in the world's third-largest economy and betting big on corporate carve-outs.

Japan private equity deals in 4 charts

Private equity carve-outs of Japanese conglomerates has lifted Japan deal flow to a record $23.9bn in 2017.

Impact investing yet to take off in Korea

Despite commitment to the impending Stewardship Code, Korean institutional investors are still working out how to incorporate ESG into their portfolios, the CIO of POBA tells PEI.

China Everbright eyes $500m global fund close

The Hong Kong-based firm has already deployed $300m from the fund but wants to garner an extra $200m to hit its target before the end of the year.

PAG eyes up to $300m for China special sits sidecar

The vehicle will invest alongside the Pan-Asia manager's 2015-vintage Fund II.

China Life, Baidu team up for $1bn tech fund

China Life, the country’s largest insurer by assets, will contribute $840m to the fund and Chinese internet giant Baidu will commit $160m.

China spells out restrictions on overseas investments

China’s State Council has put overseas investments into 'encouraged', 'restricted' and 'prohibited' categories.

Newly-merged Aberdeen Standard names China head

Amy Wang, former head of institutional business for Greater China at Amundi Pioneer Asset Management, has been brought on to strengthen the firm’s relationships with Chinese high net worth individuals and institutional investors.

KKR opens Shanghai office

The firm, which is currently deploying its $9.3bn pan-Asian fund, now has eight offices in Asia Pacific.

Warburg taps China wealth management market

The New York-based firm is set acquire a minority stake in Shanghai-based wealth management firm Fortune SG from French bank Société Générale.
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