JD.com Inc., China’s second-biggest e-commerce company, will invest RMB537 million (US$85 million) in Allianz China General Insurance, taking a 33% stake and becoming its second largest shareholder, according to the announcement published by the Insurance Association of China.
China’s social media giant Tencent Holdings has led a RMB617 million (US$98.2 million) series A round in Chinese video news platform Pear Video. It marks the latest in a series of recent investments in the video space by Tencent.
Century Bridge Capital, a private real estate investment fund focused on investing in residential property projects in smaller cities in China, announced today that it has successfully exited and repatriated the proceeds from its investment in Dalian, China.
KKR today announced the launch of a multi-brand digital marketing company in China, as the global investment firm aims to create a consolidated marketing platform in the segmented Chinese digital marketing space.
Chinese private equity group Orient Hontai Capital has agreed to buy a 53.5% stake in Spanish media firm Imagina Media Audiovisual, valuing the target company at an enterprise value of EUR1.9 billion (US$2.34 billion).
An investor corsortium led by funds managed by CITIC Capital Holdings Ltd. and Chinese media firm Caixin Global has reached an agreement to acquire a unit of London-listed Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC for US$180.5 million, the firms announced today.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Chinese property developer Longfor Properties Co. Ltd announced today they are extending their cooperation to include two new mixed-use real estate development projects in Chengdu and Shanghai in China, for a total CPPIB commitment of approximately RMB4.2 billion (US$663 million).
Japan’s financial services firm Orix Corp has led a US$70 million follow-on series D round funding in Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform Dianrong, and plans collaboration between the two companies.
Tiger Global Management and CMC Capital Partners have reportedly led a US$450 million new funding round in Meicai.cn, a fresh produce e-commerce platform connecting farmers and restaurants.
American private equity firm Warburg Pincus’s affiliate and Genesis Capital have invested US$120 million in a series D round in Chinese online tutoring start-up Zhangmen, the company announced in a press release today.
Tencent Holdings Ltd. and private equity firm Orchid Asia Group have led an investment round worth hundreds of millions of RMB in Shanghai-based online music tutoring platform Peilian.com.
China’s largest co-working office space operator UrWork, founded in 2015, has raised a RMB300 million (US$45 million) series C financing round at RMB9 billion (US$1.3 billion) valuation. The new financing round came four months after the two-year-old start-up raised a RMB1.2 billion (US$179 million) pre-C round in August.
China’s largest private agriculture company New Hope Group has completed the acquisition of Australia’s Real Pet Food Company from Quadrant Private Equity for A$1 billion (US$770 million), in a move to further its foray into the fast-growing pet industry in the country.
Chinese cloud storage and distribution firm Kingsoft Cloud has raised US$300 million series D round from Chinese private equity firm Liyue Investment and China Minsheng Investment, as well as Kingsoft Cloud’s controlling shareholder Kingsoft.
Vion Technology Inc., a Chinese artificial intelligence firm specializing in machine vision, has raised a US$20 million series B round from Samsung Electronics, Swiss automation company ABB, Chinese venture firm Tsing Capital and Hong Kong-based investment firm Waterwood.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) announced that it had invested HK$1.94 billion (US$248 million) to acquire an interest in Goodman Hong Kong Logistics Partnership (GHKLP), one of Goodman’s flagship logistics partnerships with the largest portfolio of logistics properties in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong-based real estate private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners and a consortium of partners including Goldman Sachs have won a bid to acquire a retail portfolio comprising 17 shopping centers in Hong Kong from Link Asset Management Ltd for HK$23 billion (US$3 billion).
China Reform Holdings Co., Ltd. has led a RMB670 million (US$101 million) new funding round in 3D Medicines, a Chinese healthcare firm developing precision medicine for cancer treatment.
Preceptis Medical Inc., a U.S.-based pediatric surgical technologies developer, has reached the initial closing of its series B financing round led by a group of unnamed Chinese private investors.
Asian alternative investment management group PAG has acquired a super-majority controlling interest in China’s most popular online dating site, Zhenai, which is 20% owned by U.S.-based Match.com.
Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur, a Chinese ride-booking app backed by Beijing-based automobile company Shouqi Group, has raised a RMB700 million (US$105 million) series B+ round from NIO Capital, Baidu Inc. and Silk Road Huachuang Beijing Co., Ltd.
China Merchants Capital Investment Co., Ltd. has led a series C round worth over US$100 million in yMatou.com, an online cross-border e-commerce platform.
China’s CITIC Capital, Haier Capital, Lenovo Holdings Corp and Legend Capital have led a nearly RMB700 million (US$105 million) series C round in Phoenix Travel Worldwide Co., Ltd., an overseas travel agency.
Hong Kong-based Run Liang Tai Fund and China’s Sunsea Telecommunications Co., Ltd have led a US$60 million series D round in Ayla Networks, a U.S.-based Internet of Things (IoT) company.
Chinese private equity firm Yunfeng Capital, co-founded by Alibaba’s chief Jack Ma, has led a US$120 million series E round in Xiaozhu.com, a Beijing-based short-term vacation home sharing platform. The investment will enable Xiaozhou.com to better compete with local rivals and Airbnb China for more market share.
Hong Kong-based real estate private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners has entered into a framework agreement to acquire SKY SOHO, a group of Class A office buildings in Shanghai’s Linkong Economic Park district, from SOHO China through one of the funds under its management.
Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital has agreed to acquire 30% of Duemmei, the owner of Italian fashion brand Mr&Mrs Italy, to support the brand’s expansion in Asia.
Singapore’s Temasek Holdings has led a US$502 million series D round in Magic Leap Inc., a U.S.-based augmented reality start-up.
Chinese Internet firm Tencent Holdings Ltd. has led a US$1.1 billion new funding round in Ola, an Indian ride sharing company that boasts 800,000 drivers in 110 cities in the world’s second most populous country.
KKR has led a US$200 million series C round in Shenzhen Suishou Technology Co., a Chinese personal finance management platform, as part of the start-up’s series C round.
Chinese rollable display company Royole Corp has raised US$800 million in a series D financing round to support research and development and ramp up production and sales.