Skip to main content

Southeast Asia

Three Observations on ASEAN E-Commerce

Since joining a private equity firm a long, long time ago (but not, alas, in a galaxy far, far away), I have developed a fairly poor opinion of the efficacy of consultants, particularly in the area of _predictions._1I am also skeptical of their strategy and policy recommendations. Yet, I do admit that they can do good work in collecting and summarizing data, which can be very useful when trying to understand what is going on in a particular region.…

Control Deals in Asian Private Equity

First, we can see from Table 1 below a general increase—admittedly with year-to-year fluctuations—in the number of private…

2014 Retrospective on Private Equity in Asia

First, let’s look at the private equity fundraising landscape in Asia. A number of well-known private equity firms raised successor funds, including CVC Capital Partners, The Carlyle Group, TPG Capital and Affinity Equity Partners. The success of these well-known sponsors follows the immense $6 billion Asian Fund II raised by Kolhberg, Kravis Roberts & Co.…