AIA Group has teamed up with early-stage investor Nest to form a Hong Kong-based accelerator that will support start-ups with technologies relevant to the insurance and healthcare industries.
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Orchid Asia has taken a minority stake in Shanghai La Chapelle, a PE-backed ladies apparel manufacturer that listed in Hong Kong last month, for HK$122 million ($16 million).
Luye Pharma Group, a PE-backed Chinese drug maker, has taken full ownership of its industry peer Beijing Jialin Pharmaceutical, acquiring a 42.02% interest from existing PE shareholders.
Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) has invested an undisclosed sum in AMTD, Hong Kong’s leading independent financial planner (IFA) and insurance broker.
Placement agent MVision has hired Michelle Paisley and Dennis Kwan as managing directors in its Hong Kong office. They will join founder and CEO, Mounir Guen, who recently moved to Hong Kong to lead the firm's Asia expansion.
CDH Investments, the largest PE shareholder in WH Group, will return capital to LPs by pledging shares in the Chinese pork processor worth an estimated HK$12.6 billion ($1.6 billion).
Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has bought a 19.9% stake in Lifestyle International Holdings – a Hong Kong-listed retailer whose properties include SOGO department stores – for HK$4.78 billion ($616.2 million).
CVC Capital Partners will raise HK$620 million ($80 million) through a block trade of shares in Jintian Pharmaceutical Group, a Chinese pharmaceutical retailer and distributor.
Ladies apparel maker Shanghai La Chapelle, which is backed by a string of PE investors, plans to raise HK$2.21 billion ($285 million) through an IPO in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club has substantially increased its investments in alternative assets as part of efforts to diversify its holdings and achieve stronger returns.
Taiwan’s Fubon Group, Hong Kong's Media Asia and South Korean music giant SM Entertainment have established a media-focused fund to jointly invest in Chinese film and TV production.
CITIC Private Equity will exit a 10.26% stake in Beijing Jialin Pharmaceutical after Luye Pharma Group, a Chinese drug maker, agreed to buy a majority stake in its industry peer.
Three Hong Kong youngsters came up with an idea to supply disposable lunchboxes to local restaurants for free and make a return by selling display advertising on the products.
Former Groupon CEO for Hong Kong and Taiwan Danny Yeung raised a $10 million seed-stage investment fund following the launch of his new venture capital firm SXE Ventures.
Centurion Private Equity has led a $6.5 million Series A round investment in Hong Kong-based GoGoVan, a mobile app for on-demand delivery services.
The Executive Centre has seen four different financial owners as its serviced office business has grown. CVC Capital Partners is the latest custodian tasked with taking the company to the next level
Shares in WH Group, the Chinese pork producer backed by investors such as CDH Investments and Goldman Sachs, gained as much as 10.6% on its first day trading today after the company raised HK$15.3 billion ($2 billion) on its second attempted IPO.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB), Japan's ORIX Corp. and Netherland-based Robeco Institutional Asset Management have together formed a private equity fund that will focus on investments in climate-friendly industries such as cleantech and renewable energy.
Hong Kong-based stock trading and financial management platform 8 Securities has raised a $9 million Series B round of funding. The round included unnamed US and Chinese investors and existing backers Velocity Capital and Leitmotiv Private Equity.
Chinese greenhouse vegetable producer Le Gaga has agreed to be taken private by a consortium including Sequoia Capital, hedge fund Yiheng Capital and the NASDAQ-listed company's chairman and CEO. The deal values the company at around $185 million.
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EQT Partners has acquired a majority stake in Dataflow Verification Services, an immigration compliance and credential verification service provider based in Hong Kong, via its EQT Mid Market Fund.
Private equity-backed Chinese pork processor WH Group is once again seeking to list in Hong Kong, three months after a HK$41 billion ($5.3 billion) IPO was scrapped.