China’s Huatai, Bluestar said to explore UK listings


Chinese authorities have been preparing a trading link with the U.K. as part of a broader effort to increase access to the country’s financial system.

Qatar Fund in advanced talks to invest in China’s top online lender Lufax

QIA has been negotiating the potential purchase of a minority stake in Lufax, an arm of China’s Ping An Insurance (Group) Co, for $500 million to $1 billion.

China’s booming fertility clinics attract private equity interest

Warburg Pincus in September became the second-largest shareholder in Sichuan Jinxin Fertility Co, Other investors include Sequoia China and a unit of China Citic Bank Corp. CEO to skip Shanghai tech forum after rape allegation

Since returning to China, Liu has appeared at small signing events on behalf of the company but is yet to attend a high-profile public event.

500 Startups, Binance back $40m round of blockchain game developer Cocos-BCX

Top blockchain funds and investors including Binance Labs, NEO Global Capital and others also participated in the round.

Chinese online drugstore 111 Inc raises $100.5m in US IPO

Shanghai-based online drugstore 111 Inc has raised $100.5 million in a scaled-back initial public offering in the US.

As trading debut looms, China’s Meituan locked in battle of super-apps

The delivery platform is squaring off with Alibaba-backed rivals Alipay, and Koubei as well as Tencent’s own WeChat.

HK tycoon Victor Li’s CK Infrastructure gets timing right for IPO of UK assets

Raising money would be handy for the whole Li empire, not just the unit spinning off assets. Acquisitions have taken a toll on debt levels at CK Infrastructure.

US pension fund SFERS commits $80m to GGV Capital funds

The allocation to GGV funds is part of the pension fund’s newly disclosed commitments totalling $226 million to various private equity and venture capital funds.

China’s Geely wraps up Saxo Bank deal, names new chairman and board members

Chinese carmaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and Sampo plc of Finland have received regulatory approvals to acquire a controlling interest in Denmark’s Saxo Bank.