Private equity and venture capital have been omitted from China's revised Securities Investment Funds Law, which comes into effect in June. This means the asset class will remain largely unregulated.
Revisions to the legislation have been under discussion for years, especially since the launch of China's second board for start-up companies in 2009, which significantly increased local appetite for pre-IPO...
Amicus Capital Partners, an India-focused PE firm founded last year by former executives from the Carlyle Group and India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA), has reached a first close of $90 million on its debut fund.
Rui Ma, Greater China partner at Silicon Valley-based investor 500 Startups, has left the firm and set up her own early-stage fund-of-funds to invest in US GPs.
Sydney Angels, a syndicate of high-net-worth individuals that invests in Australian start-ups, has launched its second fund with a view to raising up to A$20 million ($15 million).
Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) has committed up to $45 million as part of a joint acquisition of UK-based freeze-dried food manufacturer Chaucer Food.