LPs worried by rising fund sizes in Southeast Asia - AVCJ Forum
LPs are encouraged by Southeast Asia’s fast-developing private equity ecosystem, but they are concerned that increases in fund sizes are outstripping that of the addressable market, the AVCJ Southeast Asia Forum heard.
Huai Fong Chew, regional lead for East Asia and the Pacific in International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) private equity funds team, noted that longstanding issues around a lack of exits in Southeast...
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.