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 Chinese investor Justin Sun acquired BitTorrent for $140 million

bittorent-tronJustin Sun, CEO of Chinese firm Tron, has acquired BitTorrent, an early mover in decentralized computing architecture, for $140 million.

BitTorrent is a communication protocol for peer-to-peer file sharing which is used to distribute data and electronic files over the Internet. BitTorrent most recently said it has about 170 million users of its products. (Justin Sun founded Peiwo, an app aspiring to become China's Snapchat. Sun became Davos Global Shaper in 2014 and was the former representative of Bitcoin settlement platform Ripple in China.)

To see a listing and email addresses of investors from China similar to Justin Sun, check the Chinese Investors Directory.



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 China NetDragon to acquire California firm Edmodo for $137 million

chinese edmodoChinese firm NetDragon has announced acquiring Edmodo, an education technology company based in US-California, for $137 million.

Based in San Mateo, California, Edmodo is an educational tech company offering a communication, collaboration, and coaching platform to K-12 schools and teachers. (Established in 1999, NetDragon is a Chinese company that develops and operates massively multiplayer online games in addition to making mobile applications). More details here.

To see a listing and email addresses of investors from China similar to NetDragon, check the Chinese Investors Directory.


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 Chinese firm invests $100 million in New Zealand gaming company

tencent-GrindingGearGames.pngChinese internet firm Tencent has invested $100 million in New Zealand gaming developer Grinding Gear Games.

Founded in 2006, Grinding Gear Games is a New Zealand video game developer best known for creating the 'Path of Exile' online video game that has around 2 million players signed up. (Founded in 1998, Tencent Holdings is a leading provider of Internet value-added services in China. Tencent Mobility is majority owned by Hong-Kong investors and is the world's largest online games company. Its total revenue in the first quarter of 2018 was $11.7 billion.) More details here.

To see a list of investors from China similar to Tencent Holdings, check the Chinese Investors Directory.


 China firm to buy 20 percent of Canada Ivanhoe for $555 million

citic ivanhoA unit of Chinese firm CITIC will buy 20 percent stake in Ivanhoe, a Canadian mining company for $555 million.

Ivanhoe is headquartered in Vancouver and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. It has two projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and one in South Africa. (CITIC Capital Partners, the private equity arm of CITIC Capital, invests globally, operates in China, Japan and the US and manages $2.6 billion of committed capital.)

Citic Private Equity is listed in the Chinese Private Equity and Venture Capital Directory with the code OR48


 China Gaw Capital acquired Bell City Australia for $113 million

gaw-au.pngGaw Capital a Hong Kong-based real estate private equity firm, announced the acquisition of Bell City, a mixed-use Australian development.

Bell City, located near Melbourne Airport, consists of two hotels totaling 844 guestrooms under the Mantra and BreakFree brands, a conference complex, commercial tenancies and serviced offices. (Established in 2005, Gaw Capital Partners is a private equity fund management company that focuses on global real estate markets. The firm manages value-add/opportunistic funds in Vietnam and the US, a Pan-Asia hospitality fund and a UK creative office vehicle. SinaBeat reported their investment of 50% stake in a Spanish hotel chain before here.)

To see a listing and email addresses of investors from China similar to Gaw Capital, check the Chinese Investors Directory.


 Chinese firm Fosun invests $5 million in Israeli fintech startup

fosun-ilFosun International, a Chinese international investment company, is investing $5 million in Israeli Fintech Start-up The Floor.

Founded in 2016, The Floor is listed at Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and is a Fintech Innovation Center working with six of the world's largest financial institutions. Their focus is on areas like digital banking, capital markets, big data analytics, blockchain and insur-tech. (Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Shanghai, Fosun International is incorporated in Hong Kong in 2004. Fosun started its business by doing market research and then extended its business into the healthcare industry, real estate and other areas). More details here.

Fosun is listed in the Chinese Investors Directory with the code MA156.


 Chinese firm invested $12 million in UK company Blueberry Therapeutics

china-uk-therChinese firm China Medical System Holdings is investing $12 million in UK healthcare firm Blueberry Therapeutics.

Established in 2011, Blueberry Therapeutics is a UK-based drug discovery and development company focused on developing innovative nanomedicines for difficult to treat skin and nail infections. China Medical System Holdings is a specialty pharmaceutical company based in China, focusing on marketing, promotion and sales of prescription drugs and other medicinal products. (More details here.)

To see a listing and email addresses of investors from China similar to China Medical System Holdings, check the Chinese Investors Directory.


 Chinese private equity firm to invest $270 million in blockchain firm tZero

Chinese private equity firm GSR Capital is investing $270 million in blockchain startup tZero, a subsidiary of US e-commerce firm Overstock.com.

Overstock.com is an online retailer based in Salt Lake City, Utah that sells a broad range of products at low prices. The website t0.com is a majority owned subsidiary of Overstock.com, focusing on the development and commercialization of blockchain technologies. (GSR was founded in 2004 by Sonny Wu and Richard Lim. Today, "GSR Ventures", "GSR United Capital" and "GSR Capital" are three teams set up by the partners in 2016. They have offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and the USA. More details here.)

GSR Ventures is listed in the Chinese Investors Directory with the code OR63.


 China Gaw Capital acquired 50% stake in Spanish hotel chain valued at $145 million

gaw spainChinese private equity firm Gaw Capital and a JV has acquired 50% stake in Spanish hotel chain Hospes Hotels which values the firm at $145 million.

Established in 2000, Hospes Hotel Group is a boutique hotel brand in Spain with 10 properties in Madrid, Alicante, Granada, Valencia, Mallorca, Cordoba, Seville, Caceres and Salamanca. Gaw Capital has raised a total of $10 billion equity since 2005 with around $18 billion assets under management. The investment is done through a fund managed by GCP Hospitality, forming a joint venture with the Spanish investment company Omega Capital. More details here.

To see a listing and email addresses of investors from China similar to Gaw Capital, check the Chinese Investors Directory.


 Chinese VC firm Matrix Partners China has raised $750 million for its fund

matrix-china-fundChinese venture capital firm Matrix Partners China has raised $750 million for its fifth venture capital fund.

Matrix Partners China was established in 2008. Led by General Partners Bo Shao, David Su and David Zhang, Matrix Partners China invests in a variety of sectors including internet & mobile internet, financial services, healthcare and SaaS in China. You can see more details from their filing with sec here.

Matrix Partners China is listed in the Chinese Investors Directory with the code SJU42.



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