The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF), a government-sponsored fund-of-funds, and domestic investor Enterprise Angels plan to commit about NZ$20 million ($14.3 million) to local start-ups over the next four years.
Chinese search giant Baidu has established a RMB20 billion ($3 billion) investment fund, called Baidu Capital, to target mid- and late-stage deals in the internet industry.
Gopher Asset Management, the PE arm of Noah Holdings, has teamed up with Chinese movies-to-gaming company Perfect World to launch a media and culture M&A fund that has a target of RMB2 billion ($300 million).
Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo Group has launched a $500 million corporate VC fund to invest in technology start-ups.
Xiaoming Huang, a Chinese actor who co-founded celebrity fund StarVC, has launched a new venture capital firm called Ming Capital.
China-focused GP Qiming Venture Partners is planning to raise a healthcare-dedicated fund in the US that will help China- and US-based start-ups expand in both markets.
China-based GSR Capital - an affiliate of Go Scale Capital, which saw its bid for Philips' Lumileds business thwarted by regulators - has closed a new $1 billion fund to invest in LED companies globally.
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GGV Capital has closed its latest VC fund at $1.2 billion across three vehicles – a core venture fund, an early stage fund and an entrepreneurs fund – that will target start-ups and growth-stage technology deals in China and the US.
Everbright ReinFore, a China-focused PE firm that spun out from an offshore asset management arm of China Everbright Group, has reached a final close on its debut fund at approximately $355 million across two vehicles.
China Everbright has committed an additional $15 million to Haiyin Capital’s latest VC fund, also claiming co-investment rights in the fund's US portfolio companies.
Warburg Pincus is seeking to raise $2 billion for a new China-dedicated fund, which will make investments in the country alongside its latest $13.4 billion global fund.
Hony Capital, CITIC Private Equity and Sequoia Capital are set to exit Happigo Home Shopping, a Shenzhen-listed online and TV shopping subsidiary of Hunan TV.
Shanghai Chengtou Holding, a Shanghai-listed property developer which is also a portfolio company of Hony Capital, has committed RMB400 million ($62 million) to the GP’s latest China fund.
Pfingsten Partners, a US-based GP with a presence in China and India that reflects its manufacturing-focused remit, has closed its fifth middle-market fund at $382 million, exceeding the target of $350 million.
China-focused PE firm Cybernaut has hired Matt Wang, formerly a vice president at IBM, as president and announced the launch of a RMB60 billion ($9 billion) M&A fund.
Australia’s Telstra Ventures has made an LP commitment to Singapore-based Monk's Hill Ventures' debut Southeast Asia fund - which is targeting S$100 million ($80 million) - as part of an ongoing pivot to Asian venture capital.
Markus Ableitinger, formerly an Asia-based managing director with Capital Dynamics, has joined placement agent Pyramid Private Equity Partners as an associate partner. He will continue to focus on Asia.
SAIF Partners is targeting $800 million for its fifth Greater China fund, which will make growth investments in the technology, healthcare and cleantech sectors.
Andrew Chung, formerly a partner at US-based Khosla Ventures, has launched his own VC firm - 1955 Capital - and reached a first close of $200 million on a cross-border technology fund.