Venture capital and private equity in Asia-Pacific in 2018

As one of the world's leading international law firms, with market-leading practices throughout Asia-Pacific, advising on headline deals such as Walmart's recent acquisition of a 77 per cent. stake in Flipkart, Hogan Lovells is well placed to comment on the changing face of venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) in the Asia-Pacific region in 2018.

This article explores

  • the evolution of the venture capital market in Asia-Pacific since the turn of the millennium;
  • the distinctions that are still to be found between venture capital and private equity, despite outliers such as Masayoshi Son's SoftBank, a Japanese multinational conglomerate disrupting traditional  definitions of how venture capital funds should behave; and
  • the trends we are observing in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), including whether venture capital can unleash the potential of ASEAN's 'sleeping giant', Indonesia.

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