Overview of the Asia-Pacific Private Equity Market
Hugh Dyus, Macquarie Bank
The Asia-Pacific private equity market has emerged over the past five years as a market of increasing interest to international investors. Asia Pacific has become an increasingly important destination for international capital as a result of structural changes brought about by the 1997/98 Asian financial crisis and ongoing liberalisation efforts, as well as continuing rapid economic growth and increasing globalisation. The Asia-Pacific private equity market has matured with the emergence of well-established fund managers, with experienced teams and proven track records.