SBCVC and New Horizon Capital have led a RMB1 billion ($119 million) Series C round for Chuchujie, a Chinese mobile e-commerce platform.
Shenzhen-based Stone VC and Eastern Bell Venture Capital also participated. Founded in 2011, Chuchujie started as a shopping guide platform that provided information on deals - priced at RMB9.90 or below...
China has imposed severe restrictions on private tutoring that appear to undermine the commercial viability of companies in the space, potentially making private equity investment unviable.
Best & Less Group (BLG), an Australian baby, kids and womenswear retailer, has raised A$60 million ($44 million) through a domestic IPO, facilitating a partial exit for majority owner Allegro Funds Group.
TransThera, a China-based drug developer, has raised $100 million in Series D funding led by CPE and China Structural Reform Fund.
B Capital Group has hired Sheila Patel, formerly the Singapore-based chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, as a vice president amid a concerted Asian expansion drive.