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Eastern Asia top for PE, VC returns in 2020, paired with highest risks

Eastern Asia was the top-performing region across private equity and venture capital last year with an impressive 31.5% annual return, new research shows. The post Eastern Asia top for PE, VC returns in 2020, paired…

Sequoia Capital China said to lead $150m series E funding round in AI platform Cloudwise

Sequoia Capital China has reportedly led a $150m series E round funding in Beijing Cloudwise Technology which specialises in AI for IT operations. The firm was joined by new investors including Boston Investment, the Greater…

Ex-Qiming pair said to strike $450m target in Fund II first close, now eyeing hard cap

Ince Capital, the private equity firm launched by a pair of former Qiming Venture Partners execs, has reportedly reached a $450m first close for its sophomore fundraise. The post Ex-Qiming pair said to strike $450m…

Lone Star said to have laid off most of Asian investing team outside Japan amid problems finding deals

US private equity house Lone Star Funds has reportedly laid off most of its Asian investment team outside Japan after struggling to find investment opportunities in the region. The post Lone Star said to have…

China, SE Asia-focused ZWC Partners closes second US dollar fund on $774m

Chinese venture capital investor ZWC Partners has pulled in more than RMB5bn ($774m) to close its second US-dollar denominated fund. The post China, SE Asia-focused ZWC Partners closes second US dollar fund on $774m first…

Eight Roads launches $400m China healthcare investment fund

Former Fidelity Investments arm Eight Roads has launched a $400m China-focused healthcare fund. The post Eight Roads launches $400m China healthcare investment fund first appeared on AltAssets Private Equity News.

Soho China Sells to Blackstone, Cementing Owners' Exit

The husband-and-wife team atop Soho China had already been keeping a lower profile than they did during an earlier, freer era of the country’s economic revival. Now they are selling their real estate business to…

China’s Boyu Capital said to eye $6bn Fund V raise, a huge rise on its 2019 predecessor vehicle

Chinese private equity firm Boyu Capital is reportedly targeting up to $6bn for what would be its biggest-ever fundraise by some margin.

After Capitol Riots, Billionaire’s ‘Scholars’ Confront Their Benefactor

More than 160 participants in a master’s program funded by the Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman have urged him to stop donating to election objectors. He has declined.

FountainVest Partners said to near $1bn-plus buyout of CJ Logistics’ Chinese unit CJ Rokin

Chinese private equity house FountainVest Partners is reportedly set to buy logistics business CJ Rokin from South Korea's CJ Logistics at a CNY6.9bn ($1.07bn) valuation.

Qiming Venture Partners continues strong fundraising pace with final close of latest yuan-denominated fund

China's Qiming Venture Partners is keeping up a strong fundraising pace through the RMB2.85bn ($440m) final close of its latest yuan-denominated fundraise.

Keppel Capital strikes RMB1.4bn close for debut China logistics fund, could double that by year end

Asian asset manager Keppel Capital has raised an initial RMB1.4bn ($216m) for its debut China logistics property fund, with an option to upsize by a simialr amount by the end of the year.

GGV Capital closes more than $3bn across string of new USD funds, latest RMB vehicle

Sino-US investor GGV Capital has raised more than $2.5bn for the largest family of funds in its history.

CITIC Capital said to team with China Mobile Communications for $1.8bn AsiaInfo Technologies buyout

Chinese private equity house CITIC Capital is reportedly eyeing a $1.8bn buyout of telecoms business AsiaInfo Technologies.

Qiming Venture Capital strikes $1.2bn final for Fund VII, thought to be China’s biggest VC raise this year

Qiming Venture Capital has scored what is thought to be the biggest VC fund close in China this year through a $1.2bn final close of its seventh flagship US dollar investment vehicle.

Hony Capital continues diversification by closing debut venture capital fundraise – report

Chinese private equity player Hony Capital has reportedly hit a final close for its debut venture capital fundraise as it begins a diversification of its investment offerings.

Private equity firms forced to wait for giant Ant Technology Group IPO after regulators suspend listing

Private equity-backed Ant Technology Group’s public listing was expected to be the biggest IPO ever, but now Chinese regulators have suspended the stock market debut.

GGV Capital could collect up to $2.5bn across latest trio of fundraising vehicles

Sino-US private equity investor GGV Capital could collect up to $2.5bn across its trio of new fundraises, new SEC documents submitted by the firm show.

These private equity firms expect to cash in on Ant Group’s upcoming IPO

Ant Group’s upcoming IPO could make some private equity firms a lot of money. Private equity firms Silver Lake, Warburg Pincus, Carlyle Group and General Atlantic have previously put money into the Chinese giant, according…

Somerset expands China team

Somerset Capital Management has recruited Min Chen to its China team. He joins the UK firm from Dymon Asia where he was the portfolio manager of the Prospect View China fund. Chen has previously clocked…

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