How much is too much? Hony Capital set the benchmark for the string of large China-focused funds expected to launch in the next year or so as it closed its fifth vehicle at $2.4 billion. Hony Capital Fund V took barely four months to complete its fundraising, coming in nearly $1 billion larger than its predecessor, which closed in 2008. It is the biggest US dollar vehicle seen in China since Hopu Investment Management attracted $2.5 billion for its one and only fund, also in 2008.
Factor in Hony's second renminbi-denominated fund, which has closed at RMB10 billion ($1.6 billion) - the largest ever independent local currency vehicle - and the private equity firm has more fresh capital...
CDIB Capital, the PE arm of Taiwan’s China Development Financial (CDF), has invested $30 million in Anhui Dong Jin Renewable Resource Technology, a Chinese renewable resources producer.
China-based Sinovac Biotech, which earlier this week became the target of a take-private bid from its chairman and SAIF Partners, has received a competing offer from a consortium that includes China International Capital Corporation (CICC).
Chinese state-owned conglomerate Beijing Enterprises Holding (BEHL) has agreed to buy EEW Energy from Waste, a German waste management company, from EQT Partners for EUR1.44 billion ($1.6 billion).
Emerging markets property portal Lamudi has raised EUR29 million ($31.4 million) from its main backer, Germany's Rocket Internet, and several additional investors.