Francois Aguerre, head of origination at Coller Capital, on the march towards a $500 billion global secondaries market, the rise of GP-led transactions, and the implications of more permanent capital
Q: In many markets, deal flow and valuations are at record levels. What does this mean for secondary investors? A: Volume is going up, and that’s driven by economies growing. When I was young, a large...
Black Sesame Technologies, a China-based chipmaker specializing in autonomous driving applications, has closed a Series C extension led by SummitView Capital. This brings the size of the overall round to USD 500m.
Japanese lower middle-market private equity firm J-Star has made an investment of undisclosed size in air cargo transportation and courier services provider Score Japan Holdings.
Gaorong Capital and Tsing Song Capital have led a CNY 500m (USD 74m) Series C for IntellectiveBio, a China-based contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO).
Morningside Venture Capital has teamed up with Kingray Capital, Trinity Innovation Fund, TigerYeah Capital, and FountainBridge Capital to provide USD 20m in angel and pre-Series A funding for Epigenic Therapeutics, a China-based gene editing specialist.