Fundraising

Warburg Pincus closes new China and Southeast Asia fund

The US investment firm is doubling down on Asian emerging markets.

Warburg Pincus said on Thursday that it had closed a new fund to invest in China and Southeast Asia at $4.5 billion.

The company launched the fundraising in January this year, targeting a fund size of $3.5 billion. It exceeded its expectations within six months.

This is Warburg Pincus’ second fund with a main focus on China. The fund will invest alongside the company’s global fund.

The firm's first China-SEA fund raised $2.2 billion in 2016. It invested in some very successful companies in the region such as Ant Financial. All of the first fund investors participated in the second fund. 

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