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2 February 2015

Chinese VC fundraising worst since 2Q 2013 $

china Venture capital fundraising in China hit an 18-month low in the last quarter of last year, with nine funds raising just $339m, according to research out this week.

2 February 2015

Valiant Capital leads round for Indian e-retailer Firstcry

baby-1124569-m Venture capital firm Valiant Capital has reportedly participated in a $26m Series D investment in Indian baby care retailer Firstcry.

2 February 2015

Asian firm Longreach picks up jewellery company Primo from Baring

wedding-rings-861743-m Hong Kong and Japan-based private equity firm Longreach Group has bought 100 per cent of jewellery company Primo Japan from fellow PE investor Baring Private Equity Asia.

29 January 2015

Navis closes Asia-focused Fund VII on $1.5bn

road-closed-sign-2-1003255-m Kuala Lumpur-based equity firm Navis Capital has reportedly closed its seventh Asia fund on a $1.5bn hard cap.

28 January 2015

Sequoia joins sizable $350m Series E for China’s takeaway ordering site Ele.me

chinese-carry-out-922333-m Sequoia Capital has taken part in a hefty $350m funding round for Chinese takeaway ordering platform Ele.me, which translates as Hungry Yet.

28 January 2015

Korea’s Pinestreet, Orix bid around $922m for broker Hyundai Securities

stocks2_lrg South Korean private equity firm Pinestreet Group and Japanese financial services firm Orix Corp are reportedly in a battle to buy a controlling stake in Hyundair Securities.

27 January 2015

China’s online food service Ele.me lands $350m

food Chinese online food delivery service Ele.me has closed a $350m financing round with investment from Citic Private Equity and existing investor Sequoia Capital, amongst others.

27 January 2015

Chinese venture firm Legend Capital leads $100m round for Innovent Biologics

china-flag-1421043-m Beijing-headquartered Legend Capital has led a $100 m Series C financing round for Chinese pharmaceuticals group Innovent Biologics. Singapore-based investment company Temasek, with S$223bn ($178 bn) in AUM also took part in the round said Innovent. PE firms already invested in Innovent include Fidelity Biosciences, Fidelity Growth Partners Asia, Lilly Asia Ventures, and Frontline Bioventures.[...]

27 January 2015

China’s Legend Capital heads up $100m Series C for Innovent Biologics

pharmaceutical 12_sq Beijing-based venture capital firm Legend Capital has led a $100m Series C funding round for Chinese biopharmaceutical company Innovent Biologics.

26 January 2015

Shenzhen bets on $16m round for Chinese gaming site

xbox-controller-no-logo-590031-m Chinese venture capital firm Shenzhen Capital Group has led a RMB100 million ($16m) investment round into Beijing-based game platform and website Mofang.

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