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Venture Capital: PE and VC Firms Turn to Asia for Deals

Carlyle Group (NYSE: CG) announced this week that they had raised 2.3 billion for its fourth Japanese buyout fund, Carlyle Japan Partners IV. The fund will invest in upper mid-market investment opportunities in Japan across Consumer, Retail, and Healthcare, General Industries and Technology, Media, and Telecom. They will also look to make equity investments in larger companies on an opportunistic basis, according to the Carlyle press release announcing the deal.

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Embroker Releases 2019 State of Venture Capital Report for U.S. Startups
December 2, 2019

Embroker, a provider of insurance to venture-backed startups, has published “A Look Into VC Funding in 2019.” Its new report analyzes the venture capital (VC) middle market and successful startups…

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Fake News: China Targets Artificial Intelligence and Bots
December 2, 2019

Fake news is a term generating a lot of buzz in the United States. But in China, the term has taken on a whole new meaning. The country has issued…

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How About a Hedge Fund Under the Toshiba Brand?
December 2, 2019

A Toshiba hedge fund may soon emerge. The Japanese conglomerate is seeking a license to operate a hedge fund. The news comes just two years since activist hedge funds pressured…

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Short-Selling U.K. Hedge Fund Cashes In on Chaos
December 2, 2019

Marshall Wace’s LLP reported profits of £258 million. That’s a pretty nice payday for all of its 17 partners. The firm reported a turnover of £803 million at the end…

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Private Equity Giant Carlyle Group’s Latest Windfall: SBI Cards
December 2, 2019

The SBI Cards IPO will be the largest public offering in India this year. On November 27, the company filed its draft prospectus but failed to provide any valuation insight….

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Former Hedge Fund Manager Tom Steyer Would Like to Be President
November 30, 2019

Tom Steyer, the energy-investing billionaire turned environmentalist “anti-billionaire,” hit the debate stage for the first time this week. The 62-year-old hedge fund manager turned activist has called for Donald Trump’s…

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Capco’s Prime Brokerage Consulting To Support Prime Brokers
November 30, 2019

Capco announced its new Prime Brokerage Consulting offering to support prime brokers. Capco is a global management and technology consultancy dedicated to financial services and energy industries. Its Prime Brokerage…

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CipherTrace Q3 2019 Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering Report Takeaways
November 29, 2019

CipherTrace has released its Q3 2019 Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Report. Here are the key takeaways from this quarter’s report.

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‘What’s Your Poison…Er…Whisky?’ Let AI tell you
November 29, 2019

If you want a single malt, but don’t know which, an artificial intelligence (AI)-based app will guide you. Diageo has launched an online service that will help consumers choose their…

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Ant Financial Looks to Inject $1 Billion into Asian Tech Startups
November 29, 2019

Ant Financial has started raising $1 billion for a fund focused on Southeast Asia and India. The fintech arm of Alibaba is looking to expand its presence across the growing…

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