FountainVest Partners has set a target of $2.8 billion for its fourth China-focused fund, with a first close of more than $1 billion expected as soon as this week.
LPs are becoming more flexible in their due diligence, in certain cases backing managers where there has been no face-to-face interaction, but COVID-19 has underlined the importance of pre-fundraise engagement
Japan’s Drone Fund has reached a first close of undisclosed size on its third VC fund, with SMBC Nikko Securities and NTT Docomo coming in as anchor LPs. The target is JPY10 billion ($95 million).
Japanese VC investor aStart has raised JPY3.8 billion ($36 million) for its second fund dedicated to space tech. The vehicle remains open.
China's Hillhouse Capital has split its current fundraising effort into separate buyout and growth strategies – having raised a single pool in the previous vintage – and is seeking $12 billion across the two funds.
Thailand-based multi-family office Blueprint Forest has committed $120 million to the debut fund of 9 Basil, a private equity firm it set up last year.
Polaris Capital Group has won support from Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) for a Japan buyout fund of up to JPY150 billion ($1.4 billion), twice the size of its 2016 vintage predecessor.
Gaorong Capital has closed its fifth US dollar-denominated fund with commitments of $1.15 billion. It brings the Chinese venture capital firm's assets under management to about $4 billion.
AC Ventures, a recent merger of Indonesia’s Agaeti Ventures and Convergence Ventures, has reached a first close of $56 million for its debut fund as a combined group. The target is $80 million.
ByteDance spinout BA Capital has raised $147 million for its second renminbi-denominated fund and is also raising a US dollar vehicle. Backing consumer brands that resonate with young people underpins the investment thesis
China Creation Ventures secures $300 million for Fund II, having found that some LPs are holding back on China commitments while others are even more willing to engage
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SBI Ven Capital, an investment arm of Japan's SBI Group, has teamed up with digital asset bank Sygnum Group and launched an early-stage fund investing in digital assets across Southeast Asia and Europe.
SAIF Partners India has launched its fourth VC fund with a target of $400 million.
Bain Capital has launched a dedicated Japan fund with a target of JPY100 billion ($946 million) as local and foreign managers ready themselves for a much-anticipated rise in buyout deal flow in the country.
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KKR has surpassed the $12.5 billion target for its fourth pan-Asian buyout fund, with a final close expected at the end of this year or early in 2021.
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Chinese venture capital firm Linear Capital has closed its fourth US dollar-denominated fund at nearly $200 million, taking its overall assets under management to $400 million.
Chinese Venture Capital firm M31 Capital has raised $450 million for its debut US dollar-denominated fund, beating a target of $400 million.
IDG Capital has completed a renminbi fund restructuring in which assets have been transferred from one local currency vehicle to another backed by offshore investors. It is the first secondary deal of its kind to use the Qualified Foreign Limited Partner...
Chinese venture capital firm Gaorong Capital is targeting $1 billion for its fifth US dollar-denominated fund – twice the amount raised in the previous vintage.
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CITIC Capital and SF Holdings – the parent company of SF Express, China’s second-largest courier company – have launched a RMB2.1 billion ($308 million) fund that will invest in logistics properties.