Asia-Pacific Company Owners Learn to Love Buyouts

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Private equity investors have long sought to gain more control over their investments in the Asia-Pacific region, and a growing number of company owners are finally willing to let go. In 2017, buyouts represented a record 45% of Asia-Pacific private equity deal value. The region now generates 22% of global buyout value, up from 13% in 2016. Minority deals with a path to control—including board seats or decision rights for important investments—rose too.

Read the Bain report: Asia-Pacific Private Equity Report 2018

Suvir Varma is a Bain & Company partner based in Singapore and a senior member of Bain's Private Equity practice. Lalit Reddy is a Bain partner based in the firm's Bangalore office and a member of Bain's India Private Equity practice. Johanne Dessard is a practice director in Bain's Private Equity practice.