There is always a danger that private equity investors will fall in love with certain portfolio companies and never want to exit. Navis Capital Partners came close with Trimco International Holdings. The Malaysia-based PE player took a controlling stake in the garment label manufacturer in 2005 and came to see it as a consistent, cash generative operation that expanded seamlessly into new markets.
"At some point you have to ask whether you have the chance to monetize the business in a way that is fair and equitable," says Rodney Muse, Navis' co-managing director. "We harvested all the low-hanging...
The government of Shenzhen, China has launched a VC fund with an initial corpus of RMB500 million ($79 million) to invest in blockchain start-ups in the city.
Sequoia Capital China and Serica Partners have co-led an $11 million Series A round for US-based molecular diagnostics start-up NuProbe.
Shenzhen Capital has joined a $30 million Series C round for US-based 3D printing company Formlabs that will support an expansion effort in China and Asia.