Bad debts accumulated by China’s state banks have been targeted by distressed asset investors for about a decade, with mixed results. The high-profile auctions of the mid-2000s that attracted the likes of Avenue Capital and Mellon are no more. Foreign investors are enjoying the most success on the fringes, pursuing assets on a smaller scale in lesser known areas.
The four asset management corporations (AMCs) set up to handle bad debts emanating from the Big Four state banks, still have about $100 billion in legacy assets on their books, much of it from 10 years...
Sequoia Capital China has co-led a funding round for online reading business Zongheng Literature, working in tandem with Perfect World, the Chinese movies-to-gaming company that controls Zhongheng.
Rahul Chandra, co-founder and managing director at India-based Helion Venture Partners, is looking to raise $100 million for an early-stage fund. He will retain his existing portfolio management responsibilities at Helion.
The disruption caused by technology in China's consumer and business services sectors - and the change this brings to traditional business models - is generating increased deal flow for private equity and venture capital investors.
Bain Capital Credit (BCC) has agreed to buy a portfolio of Chinese non-performing loans (NPLs) worth approximately $200 million, reflecting the growing interest from foreign investors in the country’s distressed debt space.