Mary Meeker leaves Kleiner Perkins to launch her own firm

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Famous for her influential internet trends report and prescient bets on Uber and Spotify, Meeker is the latest high-profile woman to leave the venture capital firm.

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Ant Financial said to have roped in Deutsche Bank exec to run new fund

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The Chinese financial services giant is looking for deals to build its presence abroad, acquiring technology and investing in local payment services in Southeast Asia, Korea and India.


Xiaomi creates new leadership roles as part of CEO succession planning

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The changes come less than a week after Jack Ma said he would step down as chairman of Alibaba in a year and hand the reins to CEO Daniel Zhang.


Three senior Asia-focused bankers at StanChart said to resign

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The three so-called coverage bankers were responsible for offering clients corporate and investment banking-related services.


PH proptech unicorn Revolution Precrafted looks to raise $100m Series C next year

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At the third edition of DEALSTREETASIA’s PE-VC Summit 2018, founder Robbie Antonio hinted at the possibility of Revolution Precrafted reaching a $10-billion valuation in three to four years.


Spanish i-bank Alantra hires three deal-makers in Shanghai

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Alantra has hired Richard Zhu to head the firm’s China M&A business as managing partner


HSBC to bolster Asia private banking headcount, double client assets

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HSBC’s Asia private bank will add 700 people by 2022 from a headcount of 1,100 at the end of 2017.


How Jack Ma became the role model for China’s startup generation

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It was Alibaba’s record-setting initial public offering that altered the country’s tech industry for good.


Alibaba’s new boss: The finance vet who quietly shook things up

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Jack Ma will step down as executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. in 2019, handing the reins to Daniel Zhang, who became chief executive officer barely three years ago. The 46-year-old certified accountant has been the driving force behind a mandate to transform old-school commerce using technology that it’s dubbed “ New Retail.”


Singapore-based Equis Group appoints Mark Warner as partner

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Equis Group is Asia’s largest independent infrastructure private equity manager