TPG Capital has reached a first close of its two China funds, having received commitments of RMB4 billion ($635 million). The private equity firm said that 90% of the capital raised came from private investors rather than government-linked entities. It wants private capital to account for 50% of total commitments to the funds.
Both funds launched in August 2010 and are joint venture partnerships with local governments. The TPG Shanghai RMB Fund is backed by the Shanghai municipal government and Pudong New Area government and...
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.