Alibaba Group has led a $700 million Series E round of funding for Chinese bike-sharing start-up Ofo – less than a month after Tencent Holdings led a Series E of $600 million for Mobike, the company’s closest rival.
Hony Capital, CITIC Private Equity, DST Global and local ride-hailing platform Didi Chuxing also invested in the round. Alibaba’s participation follows an announcement in April that Ant Financial, the...
Asian private equity has moved on from chasing momentum plays, with GPs increasingly pursuing opportunities where they have domain expertise and know they can add value, the AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum heard.
An emerging technology giant has imploded. Regulations are set to tighten. Investors hit pause but remain confident about the long-term outlook. Business as usual in crypto
Patrick Reid, a UK-based managing director for alternatives distribution management at Morgan Stanley, plots the future of themes around secondaries, longer holds, and hybrid approaches to PE
LionRock Capital is exiting Clarks to its majority partner, Li Ning-owned and Hong Kong-listed Viva China, having helped the struggling British shoe brand survive the pandemic