Q&A: China Renaissance's Bao Fan hunts the next Alibaba

China Renaissance chairman Bao Fan reveals how he identifies China’s nascent technology champions and discusses tectonic shifts in Chinese shopping habits.

Q&A: China Renaissance's Bao Fan hunts the next Alibaba

Bao Fan is the founder of China Renaissance, a boutique investment bank advising on Chinese technology companies.

Among the landmark deals the bank has worked on is the 2015 merger of Didi and Kuaidi, which created China’s largest ride-hailing firm. It was also an advisor on the $15 billion merger between Meituan and Dianping, which created the country’s largest internet-based services provider. China Renaissance was also a bookrunner on e-commerce giant JD.com’s $2 billion...

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