Luckin Coffee, a Chinese coffee shop chain established last year, has raised $200 million in Series A funding from GIC Private, Centurium Capital, Legend Capital, and Joy Capital. Centurium, a GP established by ex-Warburg Pincus China head David Li, is said to be the lead investor.
The round values Luckin at $1 billion, according to a statement. Zhiya Qian, the company’s CEO, added that the proceeds would be used for product research, technology innovation, and business development....
Cathay Capital Private Equity has reached a first close of EUR600 million ($702 million) for its latest middle-market Sino-European fund. The target is EUR1.2 billion.
Opera Software, a Norwegian web browser developer acquired by a PE-backed Chinese consortium in 2016, is looking to raise up to $115.2 million in a US IPO.
51 Credit Card, a Chinese online credit card management platform backed by the likes of Tiantu Capital, GGV Capital, and Shunwei Capital, raised HK$1 billion ($128.5 million) in its Hong Kong IPO.
Singapore’s Golden Equator Capital and Korea Investment Partners (KIP) have jointly launched a S$120 million ($88 million) Southeast Asia technology fund focused on start-ups and small to medium-sized enterprises (SME).