Regulation is the primary concern for PE and VC firms considering investments in China’s peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry. The market opportunity has never really been in doubt. Online P2P lending platforms are a bridge between individual lenders...
Greater China | 16 Apr 2014 |
India's Ratnakar Bank has raised INR3.28 billion ($54.6 million) from a consortium of investors, including CDC Group and Asia Capital & Advisors, in return for a minority stake.
South Asia | 11 Apr 2014 |
Lightspeed China Partners has led a Series B round of funding for PPDai, which claims to be China’s first and largest peer-to-peer lending (P2P) platform. Other investors include Sequoia Capital and US-listed wealth management firm Noah Holdings.
Venture | 10 Apr 2014 |
CDC Group has paid $28 million for a 4.8% stake in India’s Ratnakar Bank, which specializes in lending to small businesses. The bank has been seeking to raise around $60 million ahead of an IPO.
South Asia | 03 Apr 2014 |
Wolfensohn Capital has made a partial exit from India Repco Home Finance, a little over a year after it first invested in the company.
Financials | 01 Apr 2014 |
LeapFrog Investments, a US-based specialist investor in financial services in growth markets, has invested $29 million in Indian non-banking finance company (NBFC) IFMR Capital.
North Asia | 01 Apr 2014 |
Tongyang Life Insurance, a South Korean insurer majority-owned by Vogo Investment, is among the preliminary bidders for a controlling stake in LIG Insurance.
Financials | 31 Mar 2014 |
Zoyi Capital has announced its second deal in a week, completing a $20 million investment in Camelot Information Systems, a US-listed Chinese enterprise application and financial IT services provider.
Expansion | 31 Mar 2014 |
International Finance Corporation (IFC) has made a partial exit from Cholamandalam Investment & Finance (CIF), an Indian non-banking finance company (NBFC), selling shares to WestBridge Capital.
South Asia | 31 Mar 2014 |
The state-backed Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO) has led a INR300 million ($5 million) Series B round for India's Annapurna Microfinance.
Financials | 28 Mar 2014 |
China’s Harbin Bank is set to raise $1.1 billion from its Hong Kong IPO after pricing shares at the bottom of the indicative range. CITIC Capital is one of seven cornerstone investors in the offering.
Greater China | 26 Mar 2014 |
CITIC Capital is one of seven cornerstone investors that will cover 43% of Harbin Bank’s Hong Kong IPO, which is expected to raise up to HK$10.1 billion ($1.3 billion), although subscriptions to the offering have reportedly been delayed due to concerns...
Investments | 19 Mar 2014 |
India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA) has agreed to buy commodities and collateral management business National Bulk Handling Corporation (NBHC) from Financial Technologies India (FTIL) for INR2.42 billion ($39.5 million).
Buyouts | 17 Mar 2014 |
Ceyuan Ventures has led a $10 million Series A round of funding for OKCoin, which claims to be the China’s largest bitcoin exchange by trading volume. Mandra Capital and existing backer VenturesLab also participated.
Greater China | 17 Mar 2014 |
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AVCJ is proud to announce the 13th Annual AVCJ China Private Equity & Venture Forum will take place on 10 & 11 June 2014 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Beijing. Attendees will have the unrivalled opportunity to hear honest dialogue about this complex and compelling market from the leading GPs on the ground, as well as from some of the biggest domestic and international institutional investors.
10-11 June 2014, Park Hyatt, Beijing