Monday, 4 May 2015
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Jul 12 2011 | 12:35pm ET
A former Texas Pacific Group executive has helped his new firm raised US$1.7 billion for its next buyout fund.
Weijan Shan joined PAG Asia Capital in Hong Kong last July as managing partner, chairman and chief executive. The US$7 billion firm runs private equity, hedge fund and real-estate strategies.
Shan has focused on fundraising for the new Pan-Asia, China-focused p.e. fund since November. Jong Kong-based PAG said today that it hopes to raise a total of US$2.5 billion for PAG Asia I over the next several months. Among the new fund's investors are some of TPG's institutional investors, the Financial Times reports.
Shan left TPG—which he joined in 1998—last June with hopes of launching his own fund with TPG's backing. He was among the private equity giant's most senior and successful dealmakers in Asia.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…