China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) and the National Council for Social Security Fund (NSSF) have established a RMB15 billion ($2.3 billion) infrastructure fund.
Greater China | 27 Nov 2015 |
Adamas Asset Management and Ping An Trust have launched a joint venture fund with a target of $500 million to invest in growth-focused Chinese small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Greater China | 27 Nov 2015 |
Northstar Group has reached a final close of $810 million on its fourth fund, which targets Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on Indonesia. Meanwhile, the firm’s VC unit, NSI Ventures, has closed its debut fund at $89 million.
Fundraising | 25 Nov 2015 |
Japan Post Bank, a unit of the recently-privatized Japan Post Holdings, will create a division to explore private equity investment opportunities.
LPs | 25 Nov 2015 |
Warburg Pincus has closed its latest global fund, which will seek investments in companies at all stages of development, at the hard cap of $12 billion.
Fundraising | 24 Nov 2015 |
Alibaba Group has officially launched its entrepreneur funds - worth a collective $450 million - in Hong Kong and Taiwan, picking Gobi Partners and China Development Industrial Bank (CDIB) to manage the vehicles in those respective markets.
Greater China | 20 Nov 2015 |
CDIB Capital, the PE arm of Taiwan’s China Development Financial (CDF), is raising a later-stage venture fund to focus on cross-strait expansion.
Greater China | 19 Nov 2015 |
Lakeshore Capital Asia has closed its first Thailand-focused fund - one of the few such vehicles, if not the only fully institutional player - at $60 million.
Fundraising | 18 Nov 2015 |
Taiwan’s government has announced a slew of measures to encourage global venture capital funds to invest in local start-ups. Is it doing enough to create a robust VC ecosystem?
Venture | 18 Nov 2015
China consumer-focused GP Tiantu Capital has been approved to list on the National Equities Exchange and Quotation (NEEQ), also known as the New Third Board. It has raised a total of RMB2.68 billion ($420 million).
Greater China | 17 Nov 2015 |
Morrison & Foerster has hired Jason Nelms as a Hong Kong-based partner in its global fund formation practice. He joins from Proskauer in New York.
People | 17 Nov 2015 |
Shanghai-based healthcare-focused PE firm Lyfe Capital has closed its debut China fund at $298 million.
Greater China | 16 Nov 2015 |
Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has launched a $100 million fund for investments in financial technology start-ups worldwide.
North Asia | 13 Nov 2015 |
Sequoia Capital has partnered with global medical equipment manufacturer Medtronic to form a China-focused medical technology investment fund worth $60 million.
Greater China | 13 Nov 2015 |
Brian Koo, co-founder of Formation 8, has launched a new venture capital firm that will invest in a smaller portfolio of Asia-focused companies with a view to accelerating growth through deep operational involvement.
Venture | 12 Nov 2015 |
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