The growth story of China’s legal and financial industries is both a product and a testimony of this country’s continuous economic transformation: nascent but fast-growing, vastly different from a decade ago and still rapidly changing. The game has started, and faced with various issues, both international and domestic firms are constantly responding, rethinking, reshaping, readjusting… To survive and thrive, they need to master the fine art of balance between growth and profitability, expansion and quality control, opportunities and risks.

Finance

Be it companies or funds, Chinese investors are remarkably active players in the international M&A and PE arena.

This fundraising, led by Ctrip et All-Stars Investment, should allow Tujia to provide some 100,000 rentals by 2019.

Airbnb Rival Raises $300m in China

This fundraising, led by Ctrip et All-Stars Investment, should allow Tujia to provide some 100,000 rentals by 2019.

23-10-2017

An investment professional with over 15 years’ experience in the TMT sector, Nicolas du Cray is a China-based partner at Cathay Innovation, a €250m venture capital fund created in association with Cathay Capital Private Equity, which supports digital entrepreneurs across North America, Europe and China. Here he gives his insight on the investment strategy of Cathay Innovation as well as the Chinese venture capital market.

Nicolas du Cray (Cathay Innovation): "The speed of digitalization in China has been incredible"

An investment professional with over 15 years’ experience in the TMT sector, Nicolas du Cray is a China-based partner at Cathay Innovation, a €250m venture capital fund created in association with Cathay Capital Private Equity, which supports digital...

13-03-2018

One of the world’s largest lockless bike-sharing companies, Ofo, which operates over 10 million yellow-colored bicycles in 250 cities in 20 countries, the vast majority of which are in China, has raised more than $1 billion from Chinese venture capitalists, including Alibaba. It launched in Paris in December 2017, becoming the fourth bike-sharing operator in the city. We talked to Matthieu Faure, head of marketing for France, to learn more about Ofo's development and current market share.

Matthieu Faure (Ofo): "We complement the sharing economy by the use of IoT and smart phone applications"

One of the world’s largest lockless bike-sharing companies, Ofo, which operates over 10 million yellow-colored bicycles in 250 cities in 20 countries, the vast majority of which are in China, has raised more than $1 billion from Chinese venture capit...

15-03-2018

China’s No.1 online tourism agency, Ctrip wants to become a one-stop shop providing services ranging from hotel reservation, transportation ticketing, package tours to corporate travel management.  A process of globalization started in 2011 and is set to continue. Kevin Guo, General Manager, Strategic Cooperation & Marketing Innovation at Ctrip, decodes the company’s innovations in marketing.

Kevin Guo: "Over 70% of Ctrip bookings are done by mobile"

China’s No.1 online tourism agency, Ctrip wants to become a one-stop shop providing services ranging from hotel reservation, transportation ticketing, package tours to corporate travel management. A process of globalization started in 2011 and is se...

19-03-2018