EQT has sold Elevate, a Hong Kong-based environment, social, and governance (ESG) and supply chain services provider it has backed since 2016, to LRQA, a larger peer in the assurance space.
Asia Alternatives has reached a final close of USD 2bn for its sixth private equity fund-of-funds and several related vehicles. It is the firm’s largest raise since its inception in 2015.
Private equity exit timelines were thrown into disarray last year when US IPOs abruptly stopped. Regulators have offered some clarity, but investors are unsure when – or if – the magic will return
In leading a USD 82m cross-currency restructuring of a consumer-tech portfolio managed by China’s Bright Capital, Foundation Private Equity opted for a structure that is unusual yet prioritises alignment
China-based medical technology start-up SiBionics has raised CNY 500m (USD 79m) in a third tranche of Series C funding co-led by CPE and China Life Investment.
Shoplazza, a China-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider specialising in cross-border e-commerce, has raised USD 150m in the first tranche of Series C led by SoftBank Vision Fund II.
China’s River Head Capital has achieved a first close on its second Innovation Growth Fund, a renminbi-denominated vehicle that has an overall target of CNY 2bn (USD 135m).
Sequoia Capital China has raised a new economy infrastructure fund – which will invest in the likes of logistics, data centres, and life science parks – with Brookfield serving as the largest LP.
US-based Liberty City Ventures has led a USD 359m round for Hong Kong blockchain media company Animoca Brands at a pre-money valuation of USD 5bn, more than double its valuation in October.
Harmay, a China-based omnichannel beauty products retailer, has raised USD 200m across Series C and D rounds.
Novotech, an Asia-based clinical trials specialist controlled by TPG Capital, has secured USD 760m in new equity and debt financing at a post-deal valuation of approximately USD 3bn.
A rebound in China-based activity took Asia private equity investment to a record USD 105.3bn in the fourth quarter, ensuring that 2021 represents a new high watermark for the industry.
Dishangtie Car Rental, a Shenzhen-based electric vehicle (EV) rental service, has raised a USD 200m Series D round across two tranches featuring CICC Capital.
The Chinese manufacturer of plant-based protein replacements has secured USD 100m in funding to advance a product portfolio that aspires to diversity and structural sophistication
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SoftBank Vision Fund II has led a CNY 1bn (USD 157m) Series C for Shanghai-based chipmaker Eigencomm, with participation from new investors Cathay Capital, CoStone Capital, Chobe Capital, and GF Qianhe, a unit of GF Securities.
A private equity consortium pursuing a take-private of US-listed Chinese online recruitment platform 51job has cut its offer price by 28%, citing deteriorating market conditions, regulatory tightening in China, and the continuing impact of COVID-19.
Conservatism in a post-pandemic world must be redefined to include flexibility and exposure to progressive industries, the Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity Association’s (HKVCA) Asia forum heard.
Primavera Capital Group has led a USD 100m Series B for Starfield, a Chinese producer of plant-based meats.
Bluepha, a China-based synthetic biology company working on a range of biodegradable plastics, has raised a three-tranche Series B of CNY 1.5bn (USD 235m).
Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Sofina have led a USD 100m Series C round for Zhenge Biotech, a Shanghai-based contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO).