Unicorns

French PE firm talks up its big plans for success in China

In partnership with China Investment Corporation (CIC) and BNP Paribas, Eurazeo’s China head tells FinanceAsia how France's largest private equity company plans to spend up to Eur1.5 billion to break into the world’s second largest economy.
January 19, 2020

Are you being forced to list in 2020? Blame Alibaba.

Alibaba’s successful HK listing, combined with mounting pressure from PE investors, is forcing Chinese companies to consider listing in 2020 despite the woeful stock market performance of many who floated in 2019.
January 06, 2020

How DiDi’s Jean Liu sees the future of ride-hailing

The president of the world’s largest ride-hailing company talks to FinanceAsia about international expansion, the safety record of robo-taxis and why DiDi should not be valued like Uber or Lyft.
December 17, 2019

Xpeng powers up with new focus on IoT

Despite pressure on the EV industry, the electric car unicorn hopes that Series C funding and a new strategic investor will help it weather the storm.
November 13, 2019

Why investors are hunting insurtech unicorns

Asian insurers lag their global peers when it comes to investing in insurance technology start-ups, but are trying to catch up. It's seen as a potentially risky but worthwhile strategic play.
October 30, 2019

Gojek CEO’s departure may disrupt fundraising plans

The jump by the Indonesian ride-hailing unicorn’s co-founder and CEO into politics may upset investors. Nadiem Makarim's timing is inopportune given that Gojek is mid-fundraise for its domestic and international operations.
October 21, 2019