Space Cycle, a boutique fitness studio chain operating in mainland China and Taiwan, has raised a RMB100 million ($15.6 million) Series B round of funding led by Alibaba Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund.
Private equity firms and strategic investors are driving an automotive technology arms race in Asia
Singapore’s Temasek Holdings has led a Series C round of undisclosed size for Rokid, a Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) developer focused on home automation devices.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank,and Clearwater Capital Partners will together invest $150 million in distressed assets in Asia.
Chinese online pre-owned luxury goods retailer Xinshang aims for scale with investments from GGV Capital, Joy Capital and Northern Light Venture Capital
Lightspeed, Morningside, Jafco and Gobi contribute to the first institutional round of funding for Chinese financial technology player Black Fish
BingoBox, a Chinese unmanned convenience store operator, has raised an $80 million Series B round of funding led by Fosun Capital. Existing investors Prometheus Capital, Qiming Venture Partners, GGV Capital and Ventech China also took part.
While global investors often express wariness about investments in Asian credit and special situations, industry veterans remain optimistic about the future of the strategy.
Overseas institutional LPs – in particular those willing to write larger checks – have found it difficult to access Asia's private equity market, industry participants told the HKVCA Asia Private Equity Forum.
The Carlyle Group has hired Wanlian Liu from Goldman Sachs to lead the firm’s growth investments in China as a managing director.
Proterra is on course to more than double its money on AustAsia, following an agreement to exit the Chinese dairy farm operator to fellow investor Japfa
Ziroom, a Chinese apartment rental service provider, has raised a RMB4 billion ($621 million) Series A round of funding led by Warburg Pincus, Sequoia Capital, and Tencent Holdings.
Bianlifeng, a Chinese PE-backed cashier-free convenience store operator, has acquired a controlling stake in its peer Lingwa. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Pony.ai, a China and US-based start-up that develops autonomous driving solutions, has completed a $112 million Series A round of funding jointly led by Morningside Venture Capital and Legend Capital.
Huami, a Chinese wearables manufacturer that has a strategic relationship with smart phone maker Xiaomi and several venture capital backers, has filed for a US IPO.
Hupu Sports Media, a Chinese language sports information and e-commerce site, has raised a RMB618 million ($96 million) round led by a government-backed fund managed by China International Capital Corporation (CICC).
CITIC Capital has increased its stake in Harbin Pharmaceutical Group to 60.86%, becoming the controlling shareholder of the Chinese state-backed business in which it has been an investor since 2005.
Pagoda, a Chinese fruit store chain operator, has completed a RMB1.5 billion ($230 million) Series B round of funding.
CITIC Capital has completed the acquisition of Axilone, a Europe-headquartered packaging supplier to the cosmetics industry. The deal facilitates an exit for Oaktree Capital Management.
Kr Space, a China-based co-working space operator, has received RMB600 million ($92 million) in a pre-Series B round of funding from its existing investors.
Automotive giants Renault, Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors have launched a venture capital fund that will invest $1 billion in advanced car technologies with a strong presence in Asia.
Black Fish, a Chinese online consumer finance platform, has raised a RMB950 million ($146 million) Series A round from Lightspeed China Partners, Morningside Venture Capital, Jafco Asia, and Gobi Partners.
Tiger Global Management and TAL Education have invested $100 million in a Series C round of funding for Dada ABC, an online K-12 English education platform based in China.
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