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stocksssse0pooeChina's securities regulator plans to tighten back-door listings, potentially subjecting such deals to the same requirements as initial public offerings, according to an article by state-owned Securities Times. Citing an internal training organized by the China Securities Regulatory Commission yesterday, the article says this is the first time any concrete written notes regarding stricter rules […]

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shan-xiangshuangAs hundreds of Chinese companies queue up to list on China's domestic stock exchanges, many are forgoing the long wait via a shortcut: back-door listings via reverse mergers. Eyeing the elevated demand for A-share shell companies, a Beijing-based private equity firm China Science & Merchants Investment Management Group (CSC Group) has bought up at least […]

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Shanghai, China, May 27, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ – China Private Real Estate Investment Roundtable 2016, organized by China Money Network, will gather China's most successful private real estate investors from leading deal makers from Kai Long Fund, Everbright Ashmore, CITIC Capital, V Capital and more. The high level event, to be held from 16:30 to 19:30 … Continue reading "China Private Real Estate Investment Roundtable Features Top Investors From Blackstone, CITIC Capital And More"

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medicineQihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd.'s online pharmacy marketplace 360 Haoyao has completed a RMB100 million (US$152 million) series A round of funding from SB China Capital (SBCVC), Lilly Asia Ventures and others, according to Chinese media reports. The timely move puts Qihoo 360 in direct competition with Alibaba Health Information Technology Ltd., the healthcare unit […]

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ventureGlobal private equity funds posted a modest recovery in the fourth quarter after a brief drop in the previous quarter, with a comparative benchmark for private equity performance released by State Street recording an overall return of 1.11% in the fourth quarter of 2015, the firm said in a release. "The biggest driver in the […]

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See the post over at the China IPR blog for more details.

LufaxCapital flowing into venture capital-backed financial technology (fintech) companies has driven investments in the sector in Asia to a new high in the first quarter of 2016. China, the dominant country in the region, attracted US$2.4 billion investment into venture-backed fintech companies from January to March through nine deals, compared to just US$300 million with […]

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ezubaoChinese local police arrested 13 people at the small P2P (Peer-to-Peer) lender esudai.com in the city of Huizhou yesterday. Founded in 2010, esudai.com recorded total transaction value of over RMB7 billion (US$1.07 billion) with 330,000 investors lending out their personal savings via the online portal. The founders and managers at the company allegedly kept some […]

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alibaba copy 4Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. plans to team up with affiliate Ant Financial to invest an additional US$400 million in China's largest ride share company Didi Chuxing, according to Tencent Technology. It's not clear if the investment is part of a US$2.5 billion funding round Didi Chuxing is near closing now, or additional funding separate from […]

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movie copy 7The Shenzhen Stock Exchange has made further disclosure requirements to Wanda Cinema Line Co., the movie theater arm of Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group, on its planned US$5.72 billion acquisition of Wanda Media. Concerned about high valuations of some recent public company-led deals, the exchange required Wanda Cinema Line to disclose the reasons behind the […]

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fundraising copy 2Carlyle Group LP is seeking to raise around US$1 billion for its fifth Asian fund to back fast-growing companies across the region, according to media reports and a securities filing. The Carlyle Asia Growth Partners V, L.P. is roughly the same size as the global private equity giant's previous Asian growth vehicle raised in 2008, […]

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hire-peopleFormer French Finance Ministry official Bruno Bézard will join Sino-Europe private equity firm Cathay Capital Private Equity as managing partner in early July, the investment firm announced today. Bruno Bézard is joining Cathay Capital as part of an entrepreneurial project designed to finance European and Asian companies through equity. "I hope to continue, in a […]

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education999New York Stock Exchange-listed Chinese children's entertainment and media firm Taomee Holdings Ltd. says it has received a notice of failure to satisfy continued listing standards from the New York Stock Exchange, casting questions on a previously announced go-private proposal, according to an announcement. Taomee has failed to file its annual report for the fiscal […]

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Tianqiao-ChenChinese billionaire Chen Tianqiao, the co-founder of Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd., has bought a 11.7% stake in Lending Club Corp, as the largest P2P (Peer-to-Peer) lender in the world seeks funding after alleged lending improprieties pushed its founder Renaud Laplanche to resign. Singapore-based private investment group Shanda Group, controlled by Chen Tianqiao and his wife, […]

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sports copyA Chinese consortium led by China Everbright Securities and Internet video firm Beijing Baofeng Technology has bought a 65% stake in sports media rights agency MP & Silva, according to a disclosure filing (in Chinese). Headquartered in London and Singapore, MP & Silva distributes sports programming to more than 200 broadcasters in 215 countries, including […]

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benlai-lifeBeijing-based fresh produce e-commerce start-up Benlai Life says it has completd US$117 million series C and series C+ round of financing from China Urban Realty Association, ChinaEquity Group Inc. and a subsidiary of Joyoung Co., Ltd., according to Chinese media reports. CDH Investments and Integral Group also participated in the round. In December 2015, Joyoung […]

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papayamobileVenture-backed PapayaMobile, a Chinese mobile advertising firm, is in the process of listing on China's New Third Board to raise US$40 million, according to a company announcement. The company's shares began trading today on the National Equities Exchange and Quotations (NEEQ). "Listing on the NEEQ is strategic to our international expansion into markets like the […]

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mobile-app copy 2Tsinghua University-affiliated Tus Holdings Co., Ltd. has agreed to make a US$388 million strategic investment in Chinese Internet data center service provider 21Vianet Group, Inc., which is in the middle of a proposed management buyout transaction. In an announcement, NASDAQ-listed 21Vianet says an affiliated investment vehicle of Tus Holdings will subscribe new shares at US$16.274 […]

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fundraisingHighLight Capital, a healthcare-focused venture and private equity firm founded by ex-partners at CDH Venture and SB China Capital (SBCVC), is near completing raising RMB1.5 billion (US$229 million) for its second fund, according to Chinese media reports. Almost 90% of the fundraising took three months to close with 85% of the firm's existing limited partners […]

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doctorAs details of S.F. Express' back-door A-share listing were revealed by a disclosure filing yesterday, the identity of the most mysterious shareholder of China's largest express delivery firm also surfaced. His name is Lin Zheying (pictured), a 52-year-old former Ministry of Commerce official and currently the chairman of Jade Capital, a private equity firm he […]

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