Bain targets $5b for fifth Asia fund
Bain Capital has launched its fifth Asia-focused private equity fund with a target of USD 5bn. It comes a couple of months after the firm closed its latest regional special situations vehicle on USD 2bn.
The Fund V target was first reported by Bloomberg and has since been confirmed to AVCJ by sources close to the situation. Bain declined to comment. Fund IV reached a first and final close at the institutional...
Co-Stone leads $43m round for China biosynthesis player
Co-Stone Capital Management has led a CNY 300m (USD 43m) Series B round for Readline, a Shenzhen-based company that specialises in synthetic biology.
Australia’s Heal Partners closes debut fund on $137m
Australia’s Heal Partners, a health, education, and lifestyle-focused venture capital firm, has closed its first fund on AUD 200m (USD 137m). The target was AUD 100m.
US regulator gets access to Chinese audits
The threat of delisting that has haunted Chinese companies that trade on US exchanges appears to have receded after the US regulators announced they had gained full access to the audits of these companies for the first time.