After several years of rapid growth, secondaries volumes slowed in the first half of 2016, while fundraising reached an all-time high. Opinion is divided on the prospects for an increasingly nuanced market
For the global secondaries market, Goldman Sachs is the $6 billion gorilla in the room; that is the estimated total in PE assets the bank has to divest over the next 12 months in order to comply with US...
Beijing-based autonomous driving solutions provider PhiGent Robotics has raised a USD30m Series A round led by Ince Capital. Previous investors such as Atypical Ventures, 5Y Capital, and GSR Ventures re-upped.
China-based BlueRun Ventures has closed its third US dollar-denominated China fund and third renminbi vehicle with aggregate commitments of CNY 5.5bn (USD 819m).
Temasek Holdings-owned Azalea Investment Management is further expanding retail exposure to private equity through its latest issue of bonds – worth USD 754m in total – backed by LP interests in funds.
Hong Kong’s Betatron Venture Group has reached a first close of USD 15m on its latest fund, which will make early-stage investments across South and Southeast Asia. The target is USD 50m.