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18 January 2016

Sequoia’s Chinese unit backs $1bn round for JD Finance

sale-685007_1920 Sequoia Capital China was among the three leading investors of a CNY6.65bn ($1.01bn) financing round for JD Finance, the financial services subsidiary of Chinese e-commerce group JD.com.

18 January 2016

Stanford professor’s Danhua Capital back raising $200m Fund II

dollar-1029742_1920 Danhua Capital, the venture capital firm launched by Stanford physics professor Shoucheng Zhang, is back in the market seeking $200m for its second fund.

18 January 2016

J-Star buys nursing care services provide Platia

Nurse Plus Japanese private equity firm J-Star has purchased nursing care services provider Platia for an undisclosed fee.

15 January 2016

Headland slims down investment team after scrapped fundraise

bird-947956_960_720 The Hong Kong-based firm suspended efforts in September, after beginning fundraising in October 2014, to raise a new $1bn fund according to chief executive officer Marcus Thompson.

14 January 2016

ChrysCapital holds first close on $600m-targeting Fund VII

rupees-587271_1920 Asian private equity firm ChrysCapital has reportedly reached a first close of almost $350m for its seventh India-focused fund.

13 January 2016

There is no magical fund size that works for everybody, Nexus VP co-founder says $

Naren Gupta, Nexus Venture Partners In the early-stage investment space there is no magical size that funds need to hit to be successful, according to Naren Gupta, co-founder and managing director of Indian firm Nexus Venture Partners.

13 January 2016

Mandarin eyes more Sino-European deals with Fund II final close

mandarin-ducks-961262_1920 Mandarin Capital, a private equity firm focused on expanding mid-sized European businesses to markets such as China, has closed its second fund on just under €200m.

13 January 2016

Abraaj to buy Advent’s stake in Quality CARE India

exit-335818_1920 (1) Middle East-based private equity investor Abraaj has won the race to buy a majority stake in CARE Hospital operator Quality CARE India from Advent International.

13 January 2016

HDFC plans new $500m-targeting fund to focus on Indian RE, logistics, warehousing

mumbai-886734_1920 India's largest mortgage lender Housing Development Finance Corp (HDFC) is said to plan a new $500m property fund which will target investments in domestic real estate, logistics and warehousing.

11 January 2016

Ben Hart to head Asian business development for Adams Street

business-suit-690048_640 Adams Street Partners has made another new appointment to its Asian team, naming Ben Hart partner and putting him in charge of business development in the region.

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