Fund focus: Re-ups underpin FountainVest's Fund IV close
Despite headwinds that have afflicted all China-focused managers, FountainVest Partners closed its fourth fund just above target on USD 2.9bn. One-third of the corpus has already been deployed
FountainVest Partners had become accustomed to swift fundraising. Its first three US dollar-denominated funds each took no more than eight months to achieve final closes on progressively large totals:...
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.