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Southeast Asia

Three Observations on ASEAN E-Commerce

E-commerce in Southeast Asia is hot. It is also extremely complicated and fragmented, with no clear winner in sight, yet. I offer a few brief thoughts, from the perspective of someone native to Southeast Asia but who has spent the better part of 15 years in the United States, Australia, Western Europe and Latin America.…

Control Deals in Asian Private Equity

Historically, private equity in Asia (excluding Japan) has been the provenance of growth capital investments, usually in the form of minority interests in founder-led, fast-growing companies in developing economies such as China or India. Control deals—buyouts and leveraged…

2014 Retrospective on Private Equity in Asia

Private equity had a fascinating year in 2014. It was a year for raising new funds, with many of the most well-known global and regional private equity sponsors raising new funds. It was also a year with significant developments in venture capital and seed stage funds in Asia. And there were a number of significant exits by private equity sponsors.…