Noah to buy back Sequoia’s stake in asset management unit
Chinese wealth management firm Noah Holdings has agreed to repurchase Sequoia Capital China’s stake in its asset management unit – Gopher Asset Management - following difficulty in winning approval for the investment.
Sequoia, already a shareholder in Noah, proposed to invest RMB348 million ($51.7 million) in Gopher in October 2016. This was done with a view to helping the business extend its product capabilities both...
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.