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The quick comeback of the Asia-focus buyout fund

After a precipitous drop in early 2019, investor appetite for Asia-focused buyout funds appears to have made a comeback. With more cash in their bags, private equity funds, such as Hillhouse, CITIC Capital and MBK Partners, are gearing up to make big investments in 2020.
January 30, 2020

A private LINE between Naver and Softbank

Softbank and Naver plan to take messaging app LINE private. This will not only lead to improved R&D spend, it will also unlock value for the majority shareholders.
November 18, 2019