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...
China’s Ministry of Finance and the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) - the country's internet oversight agency - have launched an internet-related investment fund with a target of RMB100 billion ($15 billion).
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, is considering a $10 million investment in Indian logistics company Zinka Logistics Solutions.
New Zealand’s Pencarrow Private Equity has sold 100% of domestic tea and coffee company BrewGroup to Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE), a Netherlands-based beverages group active in more than 100 countries.
China Merchants Capital and Grand Fight Investment have co-led a $100 million Series C round of funding for Xueba, a Chinese education app that helps students understand homework exercises.