Siguler Guff faced two particular challenges when raising its third BRIC opportunities fund: one foreseen and well prepared for; the other more out of leftfield.
The first was the departure of Patricia Dinneen, longstanding portfolio manager for the firm's investments in emerging markets. Dinneen had made no secret of her plans to leave and the handover to Ralph...
Morningside Venture Capital, a China-focused early-stage VC firm that used to manage only US dollar-denominated funds, has closed its first renminbi vehicle at RMB1 billion ($143 million).
TPG Capital has agreed to acquire a controlling position in Vietnam Australia International School (VAS), facilitating an exit for existing backers Mekong Capital and Denmark-based MAJ Invest.
Apax Partners has agreed to invest $388 million in Guotai Junan Securities as the largest cornerstone investor in the Chinese brokerage’s HK$16.5 billion ($2.1 billion) Hong Kong IPO.
Consumer-focused GP ClearVue Partners has led a RMB200 million ($30 million) Series B round of funding for I Believe, a Chinese convenience store operator.