According to the South China Morning Post today of 5 May 2008, direct investment fund CDH Investments and buyout fund Hony Capital - a unit of Legend Holdings, the parent of the world's No. 3 computer maker Lenovo Group - will each set up a mainland registered yuan fund of 5 billion yuan, Caijing magazine reported.
Large institutional investors such as the National Social Security Fund were likely to become founding investors of the funds, which are expected to be completed by the end of this month, it said.
It could be the largest yuan funds to be set up by non-mainland-based private equity firms.
Jason's comments: the PE market has extremely been low in the past five months or since late last year. The "CDH Investment, Hony Capital to set up funds totalling
10b yuan" is no doubt stimulating and encouraging to the low investment market, and also indicate to the greatest extents that the PE market in mainland China is still promising and bright in the near futures or in the long run.