Gabriel Yap: Bullish On China’s Venture Capital; Offshore RMB Bond Market Needs Faster Growth

In this episode of China Money Podcast, guest Gabriel Yap, executive chairman of GCP Global, discuss: – Total assets of China’s venture capital industry up 50% last year: Where can investors find attractive returns? – Shenzhen Stock Exchange to launch an ETF for its growth enterprise board: Other new products to follow? – KKR to invest in water treatment firm United Environtech: A fantastic deal, or is it? – China’s Ministry of Finance to issue RMB 20 billion dim sum …

Ludvig Nilsson: China’s Western Regions Are Private Equity’s Golden Frontier

In this episode of China Money Podcast, guest Ludvig Nilsson, co-founder and managing director at Jade Invest, discusses the challenges facing China’s private equity industry and where he sees attractive investment opportunities. Listen to the podcast, watch the shortened video or read an excerpt: Q: Last year, you described China’s private equity industry as a hyped market with strong fundamentals. Have you changed your opinion? A: Not really, I think the hype is still on. The inflows of new capital into …

Bob Partridge: Expect Strong Exits For Private Equity In China In 2013

In this episode of China Money Podcast, guest Bob Partridge, managing partner of transaction advisory services at Ernest & Young, explains why it is a good time for overseas institutional investors to invest in China’s private equity right now, and what is in store for the industry next year. Listen to the full-interview in the audio podcast, watch the shortened video version, or read a transcript summary.

Tony Hsu: Invest Like Warren Buffett With A Chinese Twist

In this episode of China Money Podcast, Dalton Investments‘ Shanghai-based portfolio manager, Tony Hsu, explains to our host, Nina Xiang, how to execute the playbook of Warren Buffett in China, the reasons why Dalton’s Asian equity strategy has consistently beat the market and his outlook for the markets in 2013. Listen to the full interview in the audio podcast, or read an excerpt below. Q: First, give us a brief introduction of Dalton Investments and Dalton’s Asian equity strategy? A: …

Beijing-Based Keys Fund Forms Strategic Cooperation With Lombard Global

Beijing-based private equity and venture capital firm, Keys Fund, says it has formed a strategic cooperation with Lombard Global, a Plano, Texas-headquartered investment banking and management consulting firm. Founded in 2011, Keys fund focuses on investing in early and expansion stage companies in the healthcare, new material, advanced equipment, TMT (technology, media, telecommunications) and green energy sectors.

Cheng Yu-tung-Controlled Chow Tai Fook Plans RQFLP Fund

Credit China, Chow Tai Fook Nominee Limited, and VMS Investment Group Limited have entered into a non-binding agreement to cooperate in a joint-venture investment fund. The fund, called Chongqing Run Ke Equity Investment Fund Partnership, is a private, closed-ended RMB qualified foreign limited partnership (RQFLP).

The Alternative Investment Industry Will Grow Significantly

The author is private equity research firm Preqin Despite demonstrating concerns surrounding recent regulatory changes, the vast majority of the US$5.5 trillion alternative asset investors do not anticipate making any changes to their alternative asset allocations based on new regulations.

Global Private Equity Fundraising May Rise 10% In 2014

The author is Paris-based online private equity exchange Triago founder, Antoine Dréan With less than two weeks left in the year, investors in 2013 have received annual distributions amounting to some 12% of all the capital committed to private equity funds. That is significantly higher than the 8% this year and means US$120 billion in net cash is pouring into limited partner (LP) coffers.

CDH Investments To Close $2.5B Fifth Fund

Beijing-based alternative investment firm CDH Investments is likely to close its fifth fund at US$2.5 billion in the next few weeks, according to media reports. The final tally is US$500 million over its fundraising target of US$2 billion for the firm’s latest vehicle, CDH Fund V L.P. Lately, CDH Investments has backed Chinese tech companies including personal finance bookkeeping and management app maker Wacai and movie ticket booking site Gewara.com, as well as consumer oriented firms China Modern Dairy and …

State Street Opens Office In Shanghai

Boston-based investment management firm State Street Corporation says it will open a new office in Shanghai under its Alternative Investment Solutions (AIS) business, which focuses on real estate and private equity, according to a company announcement.

Private Equity Fundraising Had Strongest First Quarter Since Crisis

The global private equity industry has had the strongest start to a year in fundraising since the global financial crisis of 2008. A total of 174 private equity funds reached a final close during the first quarter, raising an aggregate US$95 billion. It is the largest amount raised since US$173 billion was collected by the 308 private equity funds during the first quarter of 2008, according to a new report released by research firm Preqin.

IMAX, TCL To Partner With Wasu Media On Content Delivery

New York Stock Exchange-listed IMAX Corporation and Chinese consumer electronics company TCL Corporation says the two parties have established a joint-venture partnership with Chinese digital TV and new media firm Wasu Digital TV Media Group to cooperate on content delivery and other areas, according to a company announcement.

Counting Jack Ma’s $5B Shopping Spree In 2014

So, how is your 2014 going? For Jack Ma, the past five months were one crazy shopping spree. The 49-year-old billionaire founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group has been involved in eight major deals with a tally of close to US$5 billion. That’s equal to writing a check of around US$1 billion every month. And, we didn’t count the small peanuts like the US$15 million Alibaba invested in U.S. luxury e-commerce firm 1stdibs, or the US$20 million it co-invested …

Bidding War For Chindex Is The Best For Shareholders

The author is Nina Xiang, editor of China Money Network If you happen to be a public stockholder of NASDAQ-listed Chindex International, Inc., enjoy it while you watch the world’s two biggest private equity firms fight for your shares.