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  1. Finance sector tapped for yuan equity funds

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... equity funds, broadening the funding sources for non-listed Chinese companies. People's Bank of China deputy governor Wu Xiaoling said the move would enhance direct financing to companies and improve their debt structure. Direct financing, including that from private equity, makes up only 10 per cent of total financing in the country. Small and medium-sized companies have huge demand ...

  2. Digital China buyout cleared

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So and Bien Perez Regulators had approved the takeover of computer distributor and information technology services company Digital China by its management and a group of venture capital firms, said Andy Yan, the managing director of SAIF Partners, ...

  3. Kingsoft aims to raise HK$768m in share sale to fund growth goals

    Posted Sep 18th 2007, 12:00am by Nevin Nie

    ... Wong Ka-chun, Nevin Nie and Maria Chan Beijing-based software and online game firm Kingsoft Corp plans to raise as much as HK$768 million in Hong Kong next month to fund new development. Established in 1988, Kingsoft is one of the largest software compani ...

  4. Value Convergence targets US$100m private equity fund

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng Value Convergence, the brokerage arm of Lawrence Ho Yau-lung's Melco Group, aims to raise US$100 million for its first private equity fund to invest in leisure ... Ting-wah said. Melco has already contributed US$15 million to the war chest and the brokerage is to raise funds in the second half of this year. 'The equity fund may team up with Melco ...

  5. Investing in risky market plays a dangerous option

    Posted Dec 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With the stock market moving in leaps and bounds, putting money into any of the plethora of investments on offer seems a more attractive financial bet than a bank savings account with, at best, single-digit interest. If the rise of the Hang Seng Index thi ...

  6. Mainland firms' profit surge hard to beat next year

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Reliance on equities lifts earnings Mainland-listed companies' hefty first-half earnings growth might bode ill for the stock market outlook as a correct reading ... extraordinary gains are still an X factor because you don't know if the equities market can chalk up similar heavy gains [next year],' Mr Wu said. 'This year's first-half growth ...

  7. Shenzhen lender improves reform offer to shareholders

    Posted May 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Amy Gu Shenzhen Development Bank, a mainland lender controlled by buyout firm Newbridge Capital, launched its second attempt at making all its equity tradable yesterday, increasing ... shareholders to gain their approval for the modification. Companies with untradable share are prohibited from raising funds through new equity issues, which has made it difficult for the bank to keep ...

  8. Catch-up expected after early delay in listing plans

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... consider pre-IPO funding from the private equity players eager to take strategic stakes in prospective listing candidates. Typically such a pre-IPO fund-raising might see the sale of between 10 and 35 per cent stakes in a company, and bringing a private equity player on to the share register as a prelude to going public had some advantages. 'It does require the same due diligence ...

  9. Plan your exit strategy before you open shop

    Posted Jan 06th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... are looking at a trade sale or management buy-out,' Mr Greer said. Even if you never intend to sell, the greatest equity value will be created by understanding who else would value the business, ... or private equity,' Mr Greer said. 'Always create options for yourself. If you intend or plan to go public, you should still be thinking about a trade sale and in particular, who ...

  10. Asia-Pacific private equity firms riding boom despite credit crisis

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... in the region. Less reliance on debt financing also makes Asian private equities less prone to the recent credit crunch. The debt-equity ratio is usually conservative and covenants or conditions ... Sherman So Despite the subprime mortgage crisis in the United States, private equity groups in the Asia-Pacific region excluding Japan are still riding a boom. 'Private equity firms ...




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