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 healthcare-focused GP C-Bridge Capital and Tasly Holding, a traditional Chinese medicine business, have agreed to invest $150 million in a newly-created entity formed through the merger of two local pharmaceutical companies.
Kuaishou, a Chinese live-streaming video app backed by VC investors and search engine Baidu, has raised $350 million in a new round of funding led by Tencent Holdings.
The Riverside Company has completed its second deal in Malaysia as Drex-Chem Malaysia (now known as DCM Asia), the chemicals distributor it bought in 2014, acquired Erapoly Marketing.
The Carlyle Group has led an investment of more than $100 million in Indian delivery e-commerce logistics service Delhivery. Existing backer Tiger Global Management also took part in the funding round.