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Carmela Mendoza

Carmela Mendoza is the Asia Reporter for Private Equity International. Based in Hong Kong, she is responsible for generating Asia-Pacific coverage for both PrivateEquityInternational.com and PEI magazine. Carmela joined PEI in 2015 from a digital agency in Singapore where she worked on government websites and publications covering business, trade and industry, transport, and social development.

Banks pile into fund financing

New York-based Signature Bank is the newest entrant into the $400bn fund finance market.

How escalating US-China tensions are reshaping private equity

American GPs with Chinese capital may have to re-think not just their deal and exit strategies but also future fundraising.

Board of Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund quits

All members of the board of directors of Malaysia’s $39bn sovereign wealth fund have resigned.

Adams Street opens Seoul office

Chris Cho, who joined the Adams Street Partners this month from Lazard Asset Management, will head the firm's Seoul outpost as a principal.

Cost transparency biggest LP-GP misalignment

Clearer free structures are more important for LPs than a reduction in fees, research from State Street has revealed.

China outbound guidance to boost M&A funds

New regulations expected to slow China outbound deals are in fact paving the way for more cross-border buyout funds targeting government-favoured industries such as manufacturing.

Industry calls for Hong Kong tax break

The Financial Services Development Council says the current private equity tax law favours offshore investments and has proposed a more business-friendly tax regime to benefit Hong Kong-based companies.

ILPA maintains opposition to Financial Choice Act

The association said the act, which was passed by the US House of Representatives on Thursday, contains ‘harmful provisions’.

Deal certainty trumps best price in China transactions

As regulators across the world increase scrutiny on Chinese transactions, sellers are more willing to ‘go for the lower price in exchange for deal certainty,’ according to private equity practitioners from White & Case.

Ex-HarbourVest MD withdraws as navy secretary nominee

Philip Bilden has withdrawn himself from consideration as US navy secretary, citing privacy concerns and significant challenges he faced in separating himself from his business interests.

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