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Chinese PE/VC Firms Achieve Record Exits In 2017, IPOs Almost Double From Year Ago

The year 2017 will be remembered as a record setter for the Chinese private equity and venture capital industry, as the number of IPO exits secured by PE/VC firms this year almost doubled from a year ago. In fact, the number of IPO exits in 2017 is equals to half of all IPO exits recorded in the six years from 2011 to 2016.

KKR Adds New Members And Managing Directors, With Seven Additions In Asia Pacific

KKR today announced a newly promoted group of 23 members, which are KKR’s equivalent of partners, and 44 managing directors, effective from January 1, 2018. Two members and five managing directors in Asia Pacific are among the newly anointed top ranks at one of the largest private equity firms in the world with US$153 billion assets under management as of September 30, 2017.

RYB’s Child Abuse Scandal Reflects Poor Diligence By Top Investors Including Hillhouse, Greenwoods

The child abuse scandal at RYB Education Inc. (NYSE:RYB) reduced its stock price by nearly 40% last week, just three months after the company’s New York Stock Exchange IPO. The collapse has cost the company’s top ten institutional investors, including China’s largest private equity fund Hillhouse Capital and well-known investment management firm Greenwoods Asset Management, a combined US$52 million on paper. But the losses might have been avoided if investors had taken into account some inherent weaknesses in RYB’s business …

US Dollar Funds, Marginalized In China, Show Signs Of Staging A Revival

RMB denominated private equity and venture funds continue to grow in size and importance, while U.S. dollar funds have seen their role in China’s private investment markets decline. Despite new data indicating that U.S. dollar funds will be further marginalized, there are signs that a very different group of players are setting up or showing renewed interests in establishing offshore U.S. dollar funds to deploy Chinese capital globally.

Chinese Supply Chain Management Firm YH Global Raises $182M Series A Round

YH Global, a Chinese supply chain management and logistics company, has raised RMB1.2 billion (US$182 million) in a series A round led by Chinese private equity firms Yonghua Capital and Co-Energy Finance. The round, participated in by Stone Capital, Tangrong Capital and Shenzhen Grandland Group Co., Ltd., values the company at US$1 billion, according to local media reports. China Money Network could not contact YH Global to confirm the facts prior to publication.