Recent reports suggest the Chinese economy is slowing down and the potential consequences are the subject to feverish speculation among investors around the world who 10 years might not have thought twice about the issue. Is the mainland economy set for a hard landing or a soft one? Will investor interest continue on its current trajectory or cool off as more attention is paid to other new markets such as Indonesia?
While there is some caution being exercised within the private equity industry - deal makers are aware of the long-term challenges China faces even if they don't buy into stories of medium-term chaos -...
Bertelsmann India Investments has earmarked USD 500m, provided by its eponymous German parent, for investment in local start-ups. The VC unit’s total deployment since its launch in 2013 is USD 285m.
UK-headquartered incubator Entrepreneur First (EF) has raised USD 158m, targeted in part at investment in Southeast Asian start-ups and expanding its reach in the region.
CDH Investments has agreed to sell New Zealand-based supplements manufacturer The Better Health Company (TBHC) to Nestlé Health Science for an undisclosed sum.
India and Southeast Asia-focused Panthera Growth Partners has reached a first close on its second fund with commitments amounting to more than half the overall target of USD 250m.