The year 2007 was a golden one for not only private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) investments in China, but also for VC funds. Zero2IPO Research Center — the research wing of Zero2IPO Group, a leading service provider in the Chinese PE/VC industry — recently released new findings in its China Venture Capital Annual Report 2007. According to the report, total investment in China saw an 82.7-percent year-on-year increase, reaching U.S.$3.25 billion in 2007. Record highs were reached in both dollar amount raised and the total number of new funds.
This Foley Executive Briefing Series program addressed PE investments in China. This informative discussion was led by David W. Kantaros, Partner in Foley's Private Equity & Venture Capital and Transactional & Securities Practices; Xueqing Linda Ji, Associate in Foley's Private Equity & Venture Capital, Transactional & Securities, and International Practices; and Carlos M. Bhola, Managing Partner of Celsius Capital and 2b Holdings, an investment and advisory services firm focused on companies in the technology, media, and telecommunications industries. Mr. Bhola, who currently resides in Shanghai, China, has participated in numerous investment opportunities in China and throughout Asia.
Questions that were addressed included:
- What are the current landscape and emerging trends for PE investments in China?
- What opportunities exist — old and new?
- Is investing in China an increasingly risky business?
- What is the common structure of PE investments in China?
For additional information, please contact Wendy Decker at wdecker foley.com or 617.342.4000.
Private Equity Investments in China is part of the Foley Executive Briefing Series. Learn more about upcoming programs in the series at Foley.com/FEBS.