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CLSA hungry like the wolf for Asian private equity

Gary Coull surveys Asia's highly priced private equity markets, with a view to a deal.
CLSA Capital Partners chairman and CEO, Gary Coull, has made clear the firm's appetite for Asia-wide private equity at its annual investors' forum in Hong Kong.

CLSA likes Asian property and it likes the Asian consumption theme. It is less avid for technology, concepts, start-ups and infrastructure.

Coull remains tough on valuation and sensible exit strategies, noting that any private-equity firm that is not mindful of these will find itself in the bottom quartile of performers. He says, given the increase in market volatility this year, private-equity firms can not just rely on making profits by virtue of high beta in rising markets across the board.

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