Shunwei Captial Partners, a Chinese VC firm established by Xiaomi founder Lei Jun (pictured), has closed its fourth US dollar-denominated VC fund at $1.21 billion. The firm’s assets under management (AUM) now stand at $3.3 billion across four US dollar funds and two renminbi vehicles.
Regulatory filings from July indicated that Shunwei China Internet Fund IV and Shunwei China Internet Opportunity Fund III each had a target of $600 million. From its second fundraise onwards, the venture...
Funds SA, which is responsible for investing on behalf of South Australia’s public-sector superannuation funds, has recruited Cameron Sinclair (pictured) from Future Fund to lead private equity and infrastructure activity.
Industry participants have praised steps taken by the Hong Kong government to make it easier for private equity firms to operate locally, while cautioning that challenges remain regarding the regulation of managers in the territory.
Ascent Capital, a Singapore-based private equity firm set up last year with a focus on Myanmar, has formally launched its debut fund with about $50 million in confirmed commitments.
Chinese consumer electronics retailer Suning has committed $50 million to a US dollar-denominated co-investment vehicle managed by Yunfeng Capital that will support the $1.4 billion privatization of iKang Healthcare Group.