Asia’s Private Equity 2014: In ASEAN, beware “Ruthless” family groups

The following is from private equity international: McKinsey, the consultant firm, says private equity decisively outperforms public equities, but top GPs are struggling to maintain their performance. While GPs globally raised more capital in 2013, fundraising for Asia-Pacific-focused funds dropped dramatically. The value of Asia deals dropped 46% last year. VC fundraising was down 50%…

Nations may fall, but dreams live on! Infrastructure man, Chatchart, targets Issan as ASEAN aviation hub

Thailand’s public and private sectors are targeting to position Thailand as ASEAN aviation hub, by focusing on human resource development. Chatchart, the care-taker minister looking at Thailand’s infrastructure, recently, visited the Issan region, and have openly pushed for the region to be a hub of aviation services and industry. Chatchart, known in Thailand as “The…