Private equity investment in Asia slowed to $183.3 billion in 2018 – from $207.3 billion the previous year – as a decline in large-scale buyout activity offset a surge in late-stage rounds for technology companies.
China once again accounted for the bulk of investment, and although the $91.5 billion deployed represents a relatively small year-on-year decline, activity slowed markedly in the second half to coincide...
Zhuanzhuan, a used goods trading platform and subsidiary of 58.com, China’s largest online classifieds marketplace, has raised a $100 million round led by electronics giant Xiaomi.
KPCB growth-stage spinout Bond has led a $200 million Series B round for BrowserStack, a software testing platform established by two Indian entrepreneurs.
Chinese healthcare big data company LinkDoc Technology, which counts New Enterprise Associates (NEA), China Broadband Capital, and Temasek Holdings among its investors, has filed for an IPO in the US.
Yonghe Medical Group, a Chinese hair healthcare specialist best known for hair transplants, is targeting a Hong Kong IPO. Its largest external shareholder is CPE, formerly CITIC Private Equity.