GPs seek alternatives in absence of US IPOs – AVCJ Forum
Private markets investors have responded to the drop-off in US IPO activity by exploring listings within Asia, while M&A is expected to play a more important role, the AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum heard.
92 companies raised USD 9bn through US offerings in the first half of 2022, compared to USD 317bn across 1,073 IPOs for the entirety of 2021. Gwenlynne Lee, a counsel at Cooley, noted that the drop-off...
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.