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...
The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF), a government-sponsored fund-of-funds, and domestic investor Enterprise Angels plan to commit about NZ$20 million ($14.3 million) to local start-ups over the next four years.
Sequoia Capital India has led a $6.3 million Series A round for Indian online financing marketplace KredX.
Private equity-backed Chinese logistics operator ZTO Express has raised $1.4 billion in its New York Stock Exchange IPO after pricing its shares above the indicative range. It is the largest US float by a Chinese company since Alibaba Group in 2014.
Yello Digital Marketing (YDM), the digital marketing unit of South Korean mobile internet company Yello Mobile, has received $15 million in funding from Partners For Growth (PFG), the PE arm of SVB Financial Group.