“Do you know a company called [name redacted]?” the colleague asked on the phone. “Yes,” I replied. I had been familiar with the firm and its business model for several years. It is a relatively small outfit based in Shanghai, not widely known and not particularly relevant to private equity. So what about it?
"Well," the colleague continued, "they want to raise a renminbi fund to invest in SMEs." I wasn't particularly surprised - it seems that everyone in China has sought to leverage slivers of proprietary...
Doumi, a China-based platform that helps people find part-time jobs, has raised $40 million in Series B funding from Hillhouse Capital, Tencent Holdings, Baidu, and food and agribusiness conglomerate New Hope Group.
Singapore's Temasek Holdings has committed $250 million to hospital operator Columbia Pacific Management for a joint venture in China.
Trustbridge Partners has led a $30 million Series B round for US-based genetic testing company Veritas Genetics.
CITIC Capital and several domestic investment funds have contributed $850 million to Tencent Holdings’ acquisition of a majority stake in Finland-based mobile game developer Supercell.