Private equity Asia

We focus on private equity investments in the Asia-Pacific region, primarily through fund commitments and equity co-investments. We aim to be a consistent and growing source of capital for proven, successful partners within the sponsor community.


in capital committed since 2009


funds and co-investments 



About private equity Asia

We‘ve been investing in Asia from Toronto since 2009, and in 2014, we established a private equity presence in our Hong Kong office, where our local team has continued to grow.

Private equity funds

We invest in pan-Asia and region-focused funds in China, Japan, Australia, South Korea, India, and Southeast Asia.

  • Partnering primarily with funds of $250 million or larger that seek minimum commitments of $25 million
  • Favoring private equity sponsors with established track records and selective team spinouts
  • Emphasizing control buyout strategies and growth equity strategies

Private equity co-investments

We seek to invest alongside Asia-based private equity sponsors in privately owned businesses.

  • Generally targeting investments of $25 to $50 million in buyout or growth equity transactions
  • Seeking investments in firms based in Asia, or with an Asia-centric presence or growth angle
  • Flexibility to participate at different stages of a given transaction

Meet the team

Our dedicated, experienced, and growing private equity Asia investment team includes investment professionals situated in Hong Kong. Meet our private equity Asia team

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All information as of March 31, 2023, unless otherwise noted. All dollar amounts are in USD and may be rounded to the nearest billion. Represents primary fund and co-investments made by the private equity team on behalf of the general and separate affiliated insurance company accounts of Manulife since inception of the Asia strategy in 2009 through March 31, 2023.