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Preqin Markets in Focus: Private Equity & Venture Capital in Greater China's Innovation Economy

The private equity & venture capital (PEVC) industry plays a critical role in Greater China’s transition from an export-dependent economy to one propelled by innovation and technology. PEVC assets under management in the region reached an all-time high of nearly $600bn as of December 2018, up 36% from 2017.

In spite of this, data from Preqin Pro shows that PEVC is not unaffected by the sluggish economic expansion and political instability of late – industry growth is at its slowest in five years. Fundraising and deal activity has also fallen from the peaks of 2016, as signs of a slowdown begin to appear. That said, there are some positive signs: at $57bn, fundraising as of July 2019 has already surpassed the $54bn raised in the whole of 2018.

In the Greater China edition of Preqin’s Markets in Focus series, we explore the region’s PEVC industry in detail, and dive deeper into six key sectors integral to building an innovation economy. The report also provides insight into investors’ portfolio allocations and return expectations through an exclusive roundtable and investor survey. We also hear from key industry partners on topics including the rising demand for tech skills and the complex regulatory system in Greater China.

A Chinese-language version of this report is also available to download.

  • 10/12/2019
  • PE
  • VC

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