“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...
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Kevin Zhang, one of the two co-founders of Chinese middle market private equity firm Ascendent Capital Partners, is retiring from the firm. He is understood to be planning to establish his own family office.
Chinese online retailer JD.com has raised approximately $2.5 billion for its logistics subsidiary from investors including Hillhouse Capital and Sequoia Capital China.