Siew Kam Boon, Dechert’s

Siew Kam Boon, Dechert's

14122022 PT - Siew Kam Boon

14 December 2022
Market View: Private equity deals almost halved between Q1 and Q3 2022, Three most hyped Southeast Asian tech listings losing a combined US$51 billion in market value, Can the ROI via an IPO meet PE firms’ needs, Rise in private credit
We’ll deep dive into the private equity or PE industry today. According to a report by global law firm Dechert, PE deal values have almost halved from US$1.2 trillion to just US$685 between Q1 and Q3 this year amid a global economic downturn and tightening monetary conditions.
Question is - how concerned should we be about the industry’s performance for the year, and where are the bright spots?
Separately, the combined value of the three of the most hyped Southeast Asian tech listings over the past year-and-a-half losing a combined market value of US$51 billion since their debut so far. So can PE firms meet the needs of their investors by investing in such tech startups?
On Market View, Prime Time’s finance presenter Chua Tian Tian spoke with Siew Kam Boon, Co-head of Dechert’s global private equity practice and Partner in Dechert’s Singapore office to find out more. They also talked about a growing trend of firms turning to private credit to finance buyouts.

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