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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.

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.

Standard Chartered PE renews spin-out plan

The bank has previously made secondaries sales of private equity assets to groups including Goldman Sachs and Coller Capital.

Asia Alternatives confirms Fund V close

The San Francisco-based fund of funds manager will invest the bulk of capital in Asia-focused funds, while maintaining capital to make co-investments or secondaries transactions.

Japan Post Bank aims for 30% secondaries target

The $1.9trn investor wants to mitigate the J-curve effect in the first three years of its private equity programme.

Aberdeen Standard: value can be found in lesser-known funds

A 'flood of capital' in secondaries has pushed up valuations for flow names, according to the investment firm's Asia-Pacific private equity co-head.

Asia Alternatives eyes final close on Fund V above target

The firm expects to have raised around $1.5bn by October for its latest fund of funds that can invest up to 30% in secondaries and direct co-investments.

Partners Group appoints Japan head

Shunsuke Tanahashi joined the global investment manager in April from secondaries advisory firm and placement agent Ark Totan Alternative.

GPIF mulls private equity applications

The Japanese pension giant has received 23 proposals from private equity funds of funds in its first recruitment drive for external managers for alternatives.

Putting Jeonju on the GP’s map

The world’s third largest pension fund maybe going through turmoil, but its alternatives programme still looks inviting to fundraisers.

GIC warns of investor complacency

The Singaporean sovereign wealth fund has noted that high pricing amid global market uncertainty will deliver inadequate returns.