Asian Venture Capital Journal (AVCJ)
Primavera Capital Group has completed a first close of approximately $1.5 billion on its third China fund. The overall target is $2.8 billion.
Chinese venture capital firm Banyan Capital has changed its English name to Gaorong Capital. The aim is to achieve more consistent brand recognition because Gaorong is how the group’s Chinese name is pronounced.
Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) and Landis+Gyr, a Switzerland-based technology supplier to the electricity industry, have agreed to jointly acquire Australian smart meter company Acumen for A$267 million ($202 million).
Hong Kong has altered its IPO regime to attract tech companies with unorthodox shareholding structures and biotech start-ups with no revenue. But only certain businesses are welcome to apply
Bernard Moon, co-founder of SparkLabs Group, has helped bring a global approach to seed investment. Early work bridging US and Korean start-up cultures clarified the value in going cross-border early
Start-ups are attracting more attention in Vietnam as technology-oriented business models take root and local success stories emerge. Henry Nguyen of IDG Ventures Vietnam maps out the landscape
The Carlyle Group has hired Robby Winarta as a managing director for Indonesia and Long Hoang as a direct for Vietnam.
Jason Tan (pictured), formerly a global partner at Tiger Global Management, has joined Hong Kong-based investment firm Jeneration Capital as a partner and CIO.