The Asia-Pacific private equity industry in 2017 achieved its best all-around performance to date. All markets in the region rose to new highs, and total deal value rose 41% to a record $159 billion. Beyond the heady deal making, the market showed signs of maturing and entering a new phase of broad-based growth. Deals were larger, investment was broader, and large global investors were more active than ever.
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.