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.
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.
Temasek Holdings, Sequoia Capital China, and IDG Capital have led a CNY500m (USD 72m) Series B investment in Chinese solar cell manufacturer GCL Photoelectric Materials.
PAG has closed its fifth pan-Asian private credit fund at the hard cap with USD 2.6bn. It is said to be the largest direct lending fund raised in the region to date.
As China’s technology space has shifted toward more advanced domains of R&D, bubbles have formed and geopolitics have complicated investment. There is scope for some turnaround on these points
Fundraising is difficult for all but the fortunate few private equity managers in Asia. GPs are delaying launches, shaking up strategies, and offering sweeteners; LPs are in no hurry to make commitments
Mengyang Yang, an executive director and head of private equity in Hong Kong at CICC Capital, on China’s post-pandemic revival, plans for a flagship US dollar fund, and managing guidance funds
IPOs and trade sales have been muted in 2022, but industry participants expect strategic investors to be more active in Asia next year, especially as valuations moderate. Increased secondary deal flow is also likely
Private equity is eager to re-engage with China as a sudden post-pandemic re-opening reminds investors focused on the country to expect the unexpected. A weak global picture could spoil the party
Indiemicro, a Chinese chip designer targeting the automotive industry has raised a CNY300m (USD 43m) round featuring semiconductor-focused Sunic Capital.
Fundraising favours the few; deployment becomes progressively slower as investors agonise about valuations, macro prospects, and financing costs; sponsor-to-sponsor deals prop up exits
Eswin Material, the integrated circuit manufacturing unit of Eswin Technology Group, has raised CNY 4bn（USD 576m）in Series C funding led by the New Materials Fund of China National Building Material.
Raffles Family Office, a Hong Kong-based multi-family office, has named Zann Kwan as CIO and managing partner of its digital assets unit.
SuZhou LavaMed, a China-based medical devices manufacturer, has raised USD 40m in angel and Series A funding from Zhejiang Silk Road Fund, Junshang Capital, and Lilly Asia Ventures (LAV).
Hong Kong’s E15 VC has hit a first close of USD 60.75m on its third global deep tech fund with an anchor investment from existing cornerstone LP Sun Hung Kai & Co (SHK).
Emerging markets-focused private equity firm Affirma Capital has reached a first close of approximately CNY 1.5bn (USD 215m) on its debut renminbi-denominated fund.
Ruiyun Cold Chain will use its pre-Series A funding to continue industry consolidation efforts, build out full-truckload and less-than-truckload services, and develop a tech platform that does more than matchmake
With private market valuations yet to see a meaningful reset in Asia and heightened risk factors in China, investors are exploring ways to drive secondary deal flow by closing the bid-ask spread
Safe Pharmaceutical Research Institute, a Beijing-based clinic research organization (CRO) focused on novel drugs, has raised a CNY500m (USD 71m) Series D round led by SDIC Venture Capital and China State-owned Venture Capital Fund.
InnoVision Capital, a Chinese private equity firm founded by Lane Zhao, who was one of the original members of KKR’s China team, is targeting USD 250m for its third fund and first US dollar-denominated vehicle.
Hidden Hill Capital, which is backed by warehouse operator turned logistics and infrastructure investment manager GLP, has closed its debut growth-stage US dollar-denominated fund on USD 465m with secondaries specialist NewQuest Capital Partners among...
A Chinese investor group featuring several private equity firms has sold the non-China assets of LifeStyles Healthcare, a global sexual health and wellness platform best known for the Lifestyles condom brand, to US-based Linden Capital Partners.
The Carlyle Group has applied for regulatory approval to acquire a 26% stake in Taiwan-based sushi chain Zhengxian, also known as Sushi Express.
XanPool, a Hong Kong-based cross-border payments infrastructure provider, has raised USD 41m from new investor Target Global and existing backer Antler Elevate.