New Oriental Education & Technology Group has established a RMB1.5 billion (US$220 million) industrial fund to invest in Chinese educational companies, according to the company’s announcement at a press conference last Friday in Beijing.
Lianxing Capital has raised strategic investment from many institutions including Huobi Global Ecosystem Fund, JLAB, and Gobi Venture Capital among others.
Guangdong-based agriculture products distributor Wangjiahuan has raised a RMB400 millon (US$58.7 million) series A round from Singapore-based logistics solution provider Global Logistic Properties (GLP), according to the company’s announcement.
Cathay Capital announced it has raised EUR600 million (US$702.87 million) on its Cathay Midcap II, which is targeting EUR1.2 billion (US$1.4 billion).
Shanghai-based Volcanics Venture has raised US$72.8 million of its proposed US$100 million fund from 14 investors, according to its security filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
NIO Capital, a private equity fund established by Chinese electric car company NIO, is close to completing the first round of a US$500 million offshore fund that will invest in new automotive technologies, according to media reports.
Chinese medical cosmetology mobile app SoYoung has reportedly completed a funding round worth hundreds of millions of RMB led by Orchid Asia, only 80 days after its last fundraising round of US$60 million.
Chinese online apartment rental platform Danke Apartment has raise US$100 million in a B round led by CMC Capital and Banyan Capital, with proceeds used to fund the company’s expansion.
Chinese online retailer JD.com, Inc. has announced a US$2.5 billion funding round for its logistics subsidiary, JD Logistics. The funding likely values the company at around US$13.5 billion ahead of an anticipated initial public offering later this year.
Singapore-based global logistics company GLP has established a China value-add fund worth RMB10 billion (US$1.6 billion) with an investment from NYSE-listed China Life Insurance Company Ltd.
Real estate private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners acted as co-capital sponsor in the first close of US$550 million for a China outlet mall investment fund. The ERES APAC II – China Outlet Mall Fund is backed by Allianz, Gaw Capital Partners, and TIAA General Account, a Frankfurt-based German asset management company, among others.
China Investment Corporation, a sovereign wealth fund responsible for managing part of China’s foreign exchange reserves, has partnered with U.S. investment giant Goldman Sachs to establish a US$5 billion China-U.S. industrial fund during President Trump’s visit to Beijing, according a CIC announcement on WeChat on Nov. 9.
Hamilton Lane Advisors L.L.C. has reached final closing of a new global private equity fund-of-funds vehicle at US$516 million, exceeding its original target of US$400 million, the firm said in an announcement.
Two private equity funds managed by a unit of Singaporean conglomerate Keppel Corporation Ltd. have secured a combined US$410 million in capital commitments after a first closing, according to an announcement.
Chinese outdoor advertising firm Focus Media has announced plans to co-establish four investment funds, each targeting RMB500 million (US$75 million) to invest in the Internet, technology, entertainment, education and travel sectors.
IDG Capital Partners has reached final closing of IDG Capital Fund III with total commitments of US$1 billion, according to a company announcement.
San Francisco-based Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C. has raised US$1.12 billion for two funds targeting special situations investments in Asia and Latin America, says a company announcement.
Ron Cao (pictured), co-founder and managing director of Lightspeed China Partners, plans to launch his own venture capital firm Yunjiu Capital to make early stage investments in China’s TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) sector, according to Chinese media reports.
Lightspeed China Partners has launched fundraising for its debut RMB fund, in an effort to create greater flexibility in backing early-stage Chinese start-ups. The firm did not disclose its fundraising target.
Carlyle Group LP is seeking to raise around US$1 billion for its fifth Asian fund to back fast-growing companies across the region, according to media reports and a securities filing.
HighLight Capital, a healthcare-focused venture and private equity firm founded by ex-partners at CDH Venture and SB China Capital (SBCVC), is near completing raising RMB1.5 billion (US$229 million) for its second fund, according to Chinese media reports.
Meridian Capital China, a Chinese venture capital firm focused on the TMT (Technology, Media, and Telecommunications) sectors, has launched its fifth RMB fund with a target to raise RMB2 billion (US$305 million), according to Chinese media reports.
The venture capital arm of Lenovo Group Ltd. has launched its second fund with US$500 million to make early-stage investments in big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and consumer upgrade, the company announced during a press conference.
It seems everyone can be a venture investor in China nowadays. There was actress Angela Baby, who founded AB Capital. Her husband Huang Xiaoming teamed up with actress Li Bingbing and actor Ren Quan to establish Star VC. Famous TV host Zhang Quanling also joined Ziniu Fund as a partner last year.
A direct investment division of Guotai Junan Securities has jointly established an industry investment fund with the provincial government of Jilin province to invest in strategically important sectors in the region including agriculture, new materials and biopharma.
Global asset management firm BlackRock has raised around US$640 million for its third global direct co-investment private equity fund, the BlackRock Private Opportunities Fund III, according to a company announcement.
A joint venture investment fund established by Chinese brokerage firm Founder Securities Co., Ltd. and Korea Investment Partners has raised US$300 million to invest in the healthcare sector in Asia, according to Chinese media reports.
International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, has committed US$15 million to a fund managed by Innovation Works, a venture and accelerator founded by former Google China head Kai-Fu Lee.
Prometheus Capital, founded by the son of Asia’s richest man Wang Jianlin, has reportedly led a RMB50 million (US$7.7 million) series A round of investment in a Chinese computer mouse maker, according to Chinese media reports.
Global private equity firm Apollo Global Management is teaming up with the World Bank’s investment arm IFC to launch a US$1 billion debt vehicle to invest in distressed debt in emerging markets.
Chinese outdoor advertising firm Focus Media says it will team up with FountainVest Partners to launch a US$400 million fund to invest in sports companies in China and overseas, according to a securities filing (in Chinese).