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Asia-Pacific's private market AUM to grow to $4.97tn in 2025, at a world-beating CAGR of 25.2%

Friday, November 20, 2020

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Asia-Pacific's private market AUM will grow from $1.62tn in 2019 to $4.97tn in 2025, at a world-beating CAGR of 25.2%, forecasts Preqin. This is faster than any other region and more than twice the forecasted growth rate of 9.8% for global private markets.

Historically, private equity and venture capital have been the biggest drivers of deal activity in Asia-Pacific, with 7,567 deals worth $156bn inked in 2019, before COVID-19 hit.

According to the report, Asia-Pacific will be a prime hunting ground for private equity funds going toward 2025. The new era of 'slowbalization' has accelerated a shift in the center of gravity away from the West and toward Asia.

The flaring of US-China tensions in 2018 forced more companies to diversify their sourcing origins and reroute supply chains, strengthening intra-Asia trade and the region's position as a global manufacturing powerhouse.

Asia will solidify its lead in driving global growth in alternatives over the next five years. Asia-Pacific already accounts for more than half of the world's middle class, and the Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) expects that share to keep rising, pointed out in the report.

"Mass urbanization across the region will increase infrastructure funding needs in sectors like healthcare, transport, logistics, and utilities," said Marissa Lee, Content Senior Associate (APAC) at Preqin.

Pension assets are forecast to grow at a pace of 3.5% a year to reach......................

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