Asked whether, two years ago, he could have envisaged Chinese group-buying site Meituan achieving a $7 billion valuation Feng Deng, founding managing director of Northern Light Venture Capital, gives a swift no.
Bearing in mind the company's subsequent growth and the current climate in the tech space, however, a $700 million round at a $7 billion valuation doesn't seem so surprising. Valuations might be spiraling...
China Renaissance Group has appointed Ke Wei, formerly a managing director at General Atlantic (GA), as a partner in its private equity investment platform, known as the New Economy Fund.
Bain Capital Private Equity and Goldman Sachs have agreed to sell their majority stake in Carver Korea, a specialist cosmetics supplier, to Unilever in a deal worth EUR2.27 billion ($2.7 billion).
Chinese ride-hailing app operator Didi Chuxing has invested $200 million in Renrenche, a local consumer-to-consumer used-car trading platform, which is backed by several VC investors.
Sea, the Singapore-headquartered mobile internet and gaming platform formerly known as Garena, has filed to list on the New York Stock Exchange.