Lakeshore seeks $125m for second Thailand fund

Lakeshore Capital Asia is looking to raise $125 million for its second Thailand-focused fund and has won backing from the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

The IFC said in a disclosure that it has approved $20 million to the fund. The new fund will follow the same strategy as its predecessor, focusing on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Thailand, typically those in the consumer and light industrial spaces. Lakeshore also considers opportunities in the Greater Mekong sub-region, with scope to deploy up to 20% of its capital in Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Laos.

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Following a decade of robust and unprecedented growth in the Asia-Pacific private equity region, 2022 brought with it a combination of challenges, ranging from the lingering effects of the COVID pandemic, global economic downturn and general macro uncertainty, casting a dark cloud over the region’s private markets. The answer to what the market in 2023 will look like is multi-faceted: in this newsletter, we are putting a spotlight on the key trends we are seeing in the APAC region and assessing their impact on the fundraising landscape.