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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.

SDIC Fund Co-Leads $500M Round In Chinese Medical Equipment Firm

SDIC Fund Management Company Ltd., a private equity firm majority owned by China’s State Development & Investment Corporation (SDIC), as well as an investment arm under China Life Insurance Co., Ltd., have led a RMB3.3 billion (US$500 million) series A round in Shanghai United Imaging Healthcare, a medical imaging equipment developer.

SoftBank Vision Fund Eyes $500M Investment In ZhongAn Insurance’s US$1.5B IPO

SoftBank Vision Fund, a US$93 billion investment fund backed by SoftBank Group Corp with a significant commitment from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, is considering a US$500 million investment in the Hong Kong initial public offering of ZhongAn Online Property and Casualty Insurance Co., Ltd. ZhongAn Online is China’s first Internet-only insurer jointly established by Alibaba Group, Tencent Holdings and Ping An Insurance in 2013. The company is geared toward raising US$1.5 billion in an IPO in Hong Kong at …

Asia Alternatives Reaches Final Close Of $1.8 Billion For Fifth Fund

Asian private equity fund-of-funds manager Asia Alternatives has reached a final close of over US$1.8 billion for its fifth fund, Asia Alternatives Capital Partners V, LP, and several other vehicles. The new funds will focus on building a diversified Asian private equity portfolio with an emphasis on top-performing local Asian fund managers, the firm said today in an announcement. Asia Alternatives Capital Partners V, along with its parallel fund Asia Alternatives Capital Partners V (ERISA), LP, closed on US$1.515 billion …

Warburg Pincus Acquires 49% Of Fortune SG From Societe Generale

Warburg Pincus has acquired a 49% stake in asset management company Fortune SG from Societe Generale. The deal sees Societe Generale exit from Fortune, a joint venture it established in 2003 in partnership with a unit of Baosteel Group, creating one of China’s first sino-foreign joint venture fund management companies. No financial details were disclosed.

IFC Considers $25M Investment in Genbridge Capital Debut Fund

International Finance Corp. (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is considering an investment of up to US$25 million in Genbridge Capital’s debut vehicle, according to a regulatory filing by the firm. Genbridge Capital is a Chinese investment firm founded by former members of the mergers and acquisitions division of JD.com Inc.

Baidu, China Life To Launch $1B Internet, AI Fund

Chinese Internet giant Baidu Inc. and China Life Insurance Co., Ltd will launch a RMB7 billion (US$1 billion) private equity fund targeting investment opportunities in the Internet, artificial intelligence, online finance and mobility sectors.

China’s Venture, PE Sector Slows In July As Investors Remain Cautious

Venture capital deals in China saw a sharp slowdown in July as investors remain cautious in deploying capital to start-ups and companies. A total of 173 venture capital deals were recorded last month, down 21% from June, and 53% from July 2016. A total of US$2.6 billion was raised in July, a decline of 14% month-on-month, and 24% from a year earlier, according to data released by ChinaVenture.