Off the peak

Chinese equity investment cools down in Q1

Credit tightening has seen Chinese equity investment drop 49% over the past year. But while fintech has borne the brunt of investor caution, healthcare still stands out at the sector to watch.

Although some heat still remains in the healthcare sector, in the first quarter this year Chinese equity investment dropped to its lowest level for the past five quarters.  

A report from third party research firm IT Juzi said that 883 companies raised only $23.3 billion in Q1 in China. This is a 49% drop on the same period last year when equity investment was still booming.

PE investment number and amount in five quarters

Primary market activity has become more rational. It is noticeable that more investors are participating in the growth stage of company investments. Among the...

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