Chinese GP JD Capital, formerly known as Jiuding Capital, has achieved its target of a $200 million final close on its second US dollar-denominated fund.
Greater China | 30 Sep 2014 |
There will be no AVCJ bulletin on October 1-2 due to public holidays in Hong Kong marking China's National Day and the Chung Yeung Festival, respectively.
Performance | 30 Sep 2014 |
Spring Seeds Capital, an investment arm of government-backed Spring Singapore, has launched an initiative that could channel up to S$60 million ($47 million) into local medical technology start-ups.
Southeast Asia | 26 Sep 2014 |
Chinese GP Tiantu Capital has reached a first close of $63 million on its debut US dollar-denominated fund. A final close of $100 million is targeted for before the end of the year.
Greater China | 25 Sep 2014 |
Korea Investment Corporation’s (KIC) private equity investments more than doubled in size to $2.6 billion over the course of 2013 as total assets increased 27% year-on-year to reach $72 billion.
Performance | 25 Sep 2014 |
Kirkland & Ellis has added two partners to its Asia private funds practice, with the promotions of Damian Jacobs and Jonathan Tadd. The firm now has four partners working on fund formation in the region.
Fundraising | 25 Sep 2014 |
Canaan Partners Managing Director Rahul Khanna is to launch a INR3 billion ($49 million) debt fund aimed at supporting early-stage and established technology ventures in India.
People | 24 Sep 2014 |
Southeast Asia-focused e-commerce investor Ardent Capital has received $12.5 million in funding led by Indonesian conglomerate Sinarmas. Existing backers also participated.
Early stage | 23 Sep 2014 |
Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Altos Ventures has reached a final close on its debut South Korea-focused fund at a hard cap of $60 million after eight months in the market.
North Asia | 22 Sep 2014 |
China JD Capital, also known as Jiuding Capital, has set up a new fund to provide individual loans for Chinese university students.
Greater China | 22 Sep 2014 |
Qingdao Haier Venture Capital (Haier VC), a corporate VC arm of Chinese white goods maker Qingdao Haier, has teamed up with SAIF Partners to form a RMB320 million ($32 million) smart home-focused VC fund.
Greater China | 19 Sep 2014 |
Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) and Walden International have agreed to set up a $150 million venture capital fund with South Korea’s Small and Medium Business Administration (SMBA).
Fundraising | 18 Sep 2014 |
California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) has announced Ted Eliopoulos as its new chief investment officer. He currently occupies the role in an interim capacity, having previously served as senior investment officer for real assets.
People | 18 Sep 2014 |
KKR has agreed to invest INR10 billion ($164 million) in ailing Indian infrastructure conglomerate GMR Holdings (GMR), the parent of GMR Infrastructure (GIL), via a structured credit facility.
South Asia | 17 Sep 2014 |
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.
LPs | 17 Sep 2014 |
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