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ASEAN private equity deal activity

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Start-ups in ASEAN are drawing increasing attention from venture capital firms and several countries have put in place measures to encourage such activities. The appetite for venture capital investments has seen a growth in both the number of deals and aggregate value transacted between 2014 and 2015 YTD. On the other hand, buyout activity has yet to match the peak seen in 2014.

In 2014-2015 YTD, there were 401 venture capital deals completed in ASEAN, totalling USD2.2 billion in aggregate value. When looking at buyout activities in the same timeframe, a total of 81 private equity-backed buyout deals were transacted at USD10.1 billion. Singapore accounted for more than half of the aggregate value in both venture capital financings and private equity-backed buyouts.

Here, we provide a breakdown of the 10 most prominent firms, largest deals, notable exits and deals split by industry in both the venture capital and buyout space in ASEAN.


This factsheet from Preqin explores the latest data on ASEAN private equity deal activity and includes a contribution from Kabir Mathur of KKR. Read the full factsheet here.

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