The company invests in Asian private equity in a portfolio diversified by geography, stage and sector. It focuses on primary commitments to private equity and co-investments.
North-East Private Equity invests across the entire region. We are currently roughly equally invested in Australia, India, Southeast Asia, Korea and Japan. In terms of sectors, we take a generalist approach, but we tend to focus on mid-market funds targeting a single market, such as a Vietnam fund rather than a pan-Asia fund.
What really distinguishes North-East Private Equity is that we have monitored almost all of our managers for several years. It is their proven track record, their ability to generate value in their portfolio companies and manage through cycles which ultimately decides our commitment. This approach in turn leads to trusted relationships and corresponds well with our other prerequisites, which are shared values and alignment of interests.
We keenly study potential managers’ strategy for future market opportunities, and we recognize the importance of the quality of the management team. With these elements in mind, we believe that we are best suited to capture the energy and growth potential of one of the world’s most fascinating and dynamic regions.