Bain: Asian PE Deals Hit Record High in 2014

Apr 8 2015 | 4:48pm ET

Private equity activity in the Asia-Pacific region hit a record in 2014, reversing two years of declines. 

Total deal value in the region reached $81 billion, compared to $50 billion in 2013, according to a new report from Bain & Co. The previous high was $77 billion reached in 2007.

Exits, including IPO and trade sales, also hit an all-time high in 2014, reaching $111 billion. This was more than twice 2013’s level of $51 billion, according to the report. Bain cited China's decision to reopen its IPO market as a primary driver of the increase. 

In terms of location, the Bain report noted that China, Hong Kong and Taiwan were responsible for more than half the deal value during the year, inking $40 billion worth of transactions. Korea was next, with more than $10 billion in deals. The two totals represent year-over-year increases of 182% and 34%, respectively, over 2013.

In Depth

Q&A: Portfolio Advisors' Brian Murphy On The Advantages of A Private Markets Platform

Jan 2 2018 | 11:05am ET

Most private markets firms reference their platforms as a source of competitive...


CFA Institute To Add Computer Science To Exam Curriculum

May 24 2017 | 9:25pm ET

Starting in 2019, financial industry executives sitting for the coveted Chartered...

Guest Contributor

Steinbrugge: The Top Hedge Fund Industry Trends for 2018

Jan 2 2018 | 12:22pm ET

Each year, Don Steinbrugge’s Agecroft Partners compiles the insights gained...