HarbourVest closes latest fund-of-funds at $1.6b
HarbourVest Partners has closed its latest flagship private equity fund-of-funds, which will target Asia Pacific and Europe, at USD 1.6bn, beating a target of USD 1.25bn.
It comes amid a concerted Asian expansion by the firm, with the opening of a Singapore office last year concurrent with the hiring of Lydia Hao, formerly of Neuberger Berman, to strengthen the Hong Kong...
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.