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Weekly Asia News (Friday)

Vision Capital Advisors to launch Beijing office

Tue, 20/07/2010 - 13:18

Vision Capital Advisors, the investment manager to Vision Opportunity China Fund, plans to open an office in Beijing in quarter four 2010. The office will be administered by Antti Uusiheimala, a member of Vision’s investment team who joined the firm when it was founded in 2005. Uusiheimala has over seven years of experience in investment and business development. Uusiheimala will be joined full-time in Beijing by two new hires, Stuart Bradley and Jie (Jerry) Xu. »


Emerald Hill raises USD300m for Asia fund of funds

Tue, 20/07/2010 - 06:04

Emerald Hill Capital Partners, an Asian private equity fund of funds based in Hong Kong, has held the final closing of its second fund. Emerald Hill Capital Partners II achieved its USD300m target with backing from endowments, foundations, pensions, insurance companies, and family offices in the US and Europe. The firm now has in excess of USD500m of assets under management. »

Ho Chi Minh

Aureos South-East Asia Fund completes its first exit in Vietnam

Fri, 16/07/2010 - 06:08

The Aureos South-East Asia Fund has fully exited a Vietnamese furniture corporation. »

Job pages

Wilkinson Bennings expands alternative investments arm

Wed, 14/07/2010 - 14:05

Singapore-based investment firm Wilkinson Bennings is expanding its staff and resources to accommodate an increase in demand for alternative investments. Wilkinson Bennings has hired 12 additional staff and will expand its trading floor by 30 per cent to accommodate the increased business. The last major hiring period for the firm was in 2008 when it beefed up its fixed income department by 28 per cent. »


Yangtze NAV per share down 3.1 per cent

Tue, 13/07/2010 - 13:35

Yangtze China Investment, a provider of expansion capital to China-based enterprises, had a net asset value per share of USD0.94 for the year ended 31 March 2010, a decrease of 3.1 per cent from the previous year. The company’s total net asset value stood at USD23.8m, down from USD24.5m in 2009. Current cash and cash equivalents total USD6.0m. »

Southeast Asia

Starwood appoints managing director, India and Southeast Asia

Tue, 13/07/2010 - 11:36

Starwood Capital Group, a private equity firm focused on real estate and energy infrastructure, has appointed Sundaram V. Rajagopal as managing director, India and Southeast Asia, Starwood Capital India Advisors.   Rajagopal will lead all acquisition and asset management activities for Starwood Capital in India and Southeast Asia and will manage the team based in Mumbai, India. »


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