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September 18, 2018. France

Kayrros Secures $24M in Series B Funding to Expand Energy Market Penetration

New funding deepens the company’s crude oil market intelligence and expands its coverage across other energy markets that include petroleum products, natural gas, and power generation. Read more
August 30, 2018. China

Cathay Innovation invests in website and mini-program editor SXL

Cathay Innovation today announces its lead on series A+ funding round of website and mini-program editor SXL. Read more
August 19, 2018. China

Cathay Capital leads series B funding round of Brass Master

Brass Master today announces it has raised RMB 310 million (about €39m) as part of a series B funding round which was led by Cathay Capital through its Small Cap fund. Read more
July 26, 2018. Shanghai, New York

Official listing on Nasdaq of Cathay Innovation’s portfolio company Pinduoduo for a market value of USD 24bn

On July 26, 2018, Pinduoduo rang the opening bell simultaneously in Shanghai and New York, and was officially listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Read more
July 18, 2018. Barcelona

Glovo closes 115M€ Series C Funding Round

Glovo closes 115M€ Series C Funding Round to strengthen its growth and become the most relevant technology hub in Southern Europe. Read more
July 16, 2018. Paris

Cathay Capital completed the first closing of Cathay Midcap II at 600m euros

Cathay Capital is pleased to announce that it has held a first close on 600m euros on its Cathay Midcap II, which is targeting 1.2bn euros. Read more
June 08, 2018. New York

Cathay Portfolio Company, Innovative Office Products, Acquires HAT Contract

The portfolio company of Cathay Capital North American-Sino Fund - Innovative Office Products, LLC (“Innovative” or the “Company”) has completed the acquisition of HAT Contract. Read more
June 05, 2018. USA

Movin’on, and what it will take to power the revolution in mobility and transportation

The future of mobility is seductive. Take a look at Cathay Innovation's visions on how we should be prepared for the changes to come and what the future will look like. Read more
May 30, 2018. Madrid, Paris

OnTruck raises €25 million to scale across Europe

OnTruck, the haulage tech platform, has raised 25M€ from a group of investors to fund its expansion across Europe and consolidation of its position in the U.K. and Spain. Read more
May 04, 2018. Paris

Cathay Capital and Bpifrance support NeoXam in the acceleration of its international development

Cathay Capital and Bpifrance has announced that they have signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in global financial software company NeoXam from BlackFin Capital Partners. Read more
March 27, 2018. Shanghai, Paris

Cathay Capital launches its Smart Energy Fund with founding partners Total and Hubei High Tech

Cathay Capital Private Equity (‘Cathay’), Total Energy Ventures (‘Total’), Hubei High Technology Investment Guiding Fund Management Co., Ltd. (‘Hubei’), have signed today a Framework Cooperation Agreement to launch the Cathay Smart Energy Fund Read more
February 21, 2018. Munich - Paris

Cathay Capital invests in German automobile supplier E. WINKEMANN

Cathay Capital Private Equity (“Cathay Capital”) is pleased to announce it will acquire a majority stake in German automobile supplier E. WINKEMANN GmbH (“Winkemann”). Winkemann is as of today owned by funds advised by Equistone Partners Europe (“Equistone”) and the incumbent management team - who will both remain involved as shareholders and minority investors. Cathay Capital will invest through its Sino-French MidCap vehicle. Read more
February 01, 2018. New York

Cathay Capital Leads Recapitalization of Innovative Office Products

Cathay Capital is pleased to announce that it has led the recapitalization of Innovative Office Products (innovativeworkspaces.com), an award-winning, North American designer and manufacturer of office and workspace ergonomic and related products including monitor arms, sit-stand workstations, multi-monitor mounts and desk stands, point-of-sale (POS) mounts and healthcare and specialty Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) mounting solutions. Read more
January 16, 2018. Paris

OWKIN Closes $11 Million Series A Financing Round

OWKIN, a predictive analytics company that utilizes transfer learning to accelerate drug discovery and development, today announced a $11 million Series A funding round, led by Otium Capital with participation from Cathay Innovation, Plug and Play, and NJF Capital, bringing the Company’s total financing to $13.1 million in one year. Read more
October 04, 2017. Barcelona

Glovo closes 30M€ Series B funding round with investment from Rakuten and Cathay Innovation

Glovo, the Barcelona based start-up has successfully closed its Series B funding round of €30 million led by Rakuten and Cathay. The operation has been closed as part of a new funding round to continue international expansion that also included investment from current investors, Seaya Ventures, Entreé Capital, Caixa Capital Risk and Bonsai Venture Capital. Read more
September 26, 2017. San Francisco, CA

Chime Announces $18 Million Series B to Accelerate Growth; Surpasses 500,000 Bank Accounts

Cathay Innovation, Omidyar Network, Northwestern Mutual and returning investors lead funding for the mobile banking company Read more
September 07, 2017. Paris-Shanghai-Beijing-New York

Cathay Capital invests in The Independents, a newly formed communications agency

Cathay Capital Private Equity (« Cathay Capital ») invested via its Sino-French SME Fund et Cathay Capital III funds in The Independents, a communications agency specialized in fashion, luxury, beauty and lifestyle sectors. Read more
June 29, 2017. Paris-Shanghai-Beijing-San Francisco

Record fundraising for Cathay Innovation’s first fund

Today Cathay Capital announced the closing of Cathay Innovation’s first investment vehicle for a total of $320 million. This sum constitutes a record for a first-time venture capital fund raised in Europe. The success of this fundraising can largely be explained by the unique approach proposed by Cathay Innovation and how this approach resonated among investors. Read more
June 01, 2017. Beijing/Shanghai

Cathay Innovation invests in Lechebang, to participate in the Chinese car aftermarket opportunity

Cathy Innovation recently completed an investment in Lechebang, China’s largest mobile car maintenance and services platform that uniquely leverages 4S (“Sales, Spare parts, Service, Survey”) shop networks. This $40M series-B round of financing was led by Far East Leasing, along with Cathay Innovation and existing investors, Sequoia China, Joyson Electronics and Vertex Ventures. Read more
April 04, 2017. Shanghai/Beijing

Cathay Capital Invests in Yimidida, Leading Logistics Platform

Cathay Capital Private Equity (“Cathay Capital”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a growth investment in Yimidida, an emerging less-than-container-load (“LCL”) logistics platform which covers 27 provinces in China with deep networks in tier three and four cities. Read more
January 16, 2017. Beijing/Shanghai

Cathay Capital Announces Its Investment in Guanghua Education

Cathay Capital has recently invested in Guanghua Education, a leading private education network providing high quality international high school curricula (A-level and AP) and bilingual K12 curricula to Chinese students. Read more
December 21, 2016. Beijing/Shanghai

Cathay Capital invests in Aihuishou to accelerate its strategic development

Cathay Capital has agreed to invest $ 15M in Aihuishou, China's largest electronic recycling services platform. Founded in 2011, the company focuses on used cellphones, tablets, laptops and smart digital products’ recycling and provides customers with safe and convenient services to collect their idle items. Read more
December 09, 2016. Beijing/Shanghai

Cathay Capital sells stake in Kunming Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Group

Cathay Capital today announces it sold its stake in Kunming Shenghuo Pharmaceutical to China Resources Sanjiu Medical & Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., a leading Chinese enterprise in OTC, listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Cathay Capital had invested in Shenghuo Pharmaceutical in June, 2014 through its Sino-French SME Fund and Cathay Capital II Fund. During the three years between 2014 and 2016 of Cathay Capital holding, the net profit of Shenghuo Pharmaceutical rose nearly three times.
November 21, 2016. Paris

Cathay Capital continues to support SMEs with its new Sino-French fund

Four years after the launch of the first Sino-French SME fund (or “SFF SME”) and ten years after the company’s creation, Cathay Capital continues to support the development of French and Chinese small and medium-sized companies, especially in their international expansion.
November 07, 2016. Paris

Cathay Capital to invest along with 3i to foster Ponroy’s international development   

Cathay Capital today announces that it has agreed to invest €30m in Ponroy Santé Group (“Ponroy”), a leader in the natural Consumer Healthcare industry in Europe. Cathay Capital will co-invest with 3i Group plc (“3i”), who committed to invest €150m in Ponroy. Cathay Capital’s minority investment will be implemented through the MidCap fund.

October 25, 2016. Paris

AD Education welcomes Cathay Capital and Bpifrance to accelerate its international growth and develop its digital offer

AD Education opens its capital to two new shareholders to accelerate its internationalization and educative innovation strategy, especially in the digital area, and strengthen its institutional rooting. With this operation, AD Education confirms its ambition to become a major international Group and a leader of training in professions related to creation. As taking a minority share alongside Kevin Guenegan, President and majority shareholder, Cathay Capital Private Equity and Bpifrance offer their operative and financial supports, which are complementary assets to the development of the Group.
September 12, 2016. Paris

Alkemics raises $22M from Cathay Innovation, Serena Capital and existing investors to digitize collaboration between manufacturers and retailers

Alkemics, the collaborative platform for retail, announced today that it has closed a Series B financing round of $22 million. This round is led by Cathay Innovation and Serena Capital, with participation from Index Ventures, Partech Ventures, and SEB Alliance, investors who have renewed their confidence in Alkemics after a Series A round of $5.6 million in early 2015.
May 24, 2016. New York

Cathay Capital Recapitalizes K’NEX with Founding Family

Cathay Capital North America (“Cathay Capital” or “Cathay”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a recapitalization of K’NEX Brands (“K’NEX” or the “Company”), a dynamic designer, manufacturer and marketer of construction, building and educational products for children. Founded in 1992 by two serial entrepreneurs, Joel and Bob Glickman, and based in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, K’NEX is a leading company in the construction products sub-segment with several hundred patents related to creative, mind-expanding collections for children – ranging from toddlers through young adults.
May 23, 2016. Paris

Bruno Bézard joins Cathay Capital

Bruno Bézard is joining Cathay Capital Private Equity as part of an entrepreneurial project in order to build within the Cathay platform a new investment vehicle designed to finance European and Asian companies through equity.
April 28, 2016. Paris

Europe’s largest car rental marketplace Drivy raises €31m for further international expansion and product innovation

Drivy, Europe’s largest car rental marketplace, with 850,000 users across France, Germany and Spain, has just closed a new €31m investment round. The funding round was led by Cathay Innovation and Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), with the participation of early investors Bpifrance’s Ecotechnologie Fund, Via-ID (Mobivia group) and Index Venture. The additional funding, which brings the total amount raised to €47m, will be used for further international expansion, product innovation and to grow significantly the team across Europe.

April 21, 2016. New York

Cathay Capital NA Invests in Artisanal Brewing Ventures

Cathay Capital North America (“Cathay Capital”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a growth capital investment in Artisanal Brewing Ventures (“ABV”). ABV, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, was formed in 2014 by Phin and Sara DeMink, Founders of Southern Tier Brewing Company (“Southern Tier”), and Ulysses Management LLC, a well-respected New York based family office, with the vision of creating a dynamic platform for best-in-class craft breweries in close partnership with their founders.
April 16, 2016. Paris

Daniel Balmisse joins Cathay Capital Private Equity Group as Chief Operating Officer

Ten years after its inception, Cathay Capital Private Equity, the first self-made global private equity firm and a leader in cross-border investment in Europe, China, and North America, continues to build on its achievements and prepare its next phase of growth with the appointment of Daniel Balmisse as Group Chief Operating Officer (COO).
April 15, 2016. Munich

Cathay Capital Private Equity signs its first investment in Germany with the acquisition of WST

Cathay Capital Private Equity, the first self-made global private equity firm and a leader in cross-border investment in Europe, China, and North America, continues to successfully deploy its Midcap fund by investing in the precision turned parts manufacturer WST Präzisionstechnik GmbH (WST). Cathay Capital thus signs its first acquisition in Germany, led by Andreas Holtschneider as German Partner from the recently opened local office in Munich. This is a key step in the firm’s ongoing development of its capacities for partnering with companies of the German middle-market.
April 06, 2016. Paris

Cathay Capital Invests in ABS

Cathay Capital recently announced that it has made an investment in ABS through its Sino French SME Fund. ABS is a leading home furnishings product retailer in China, with the brand concept of “creating a comfortable home atmosphere as well as warm relationships between each other”. The company aims to provide consumers with high-quality and cost-effective home furnishing products and services, so as to cultivate closer relationships between family members.
March 23, 2016.

Cathay Capital deploys Innovation Fund to Ifchange

The human resources management platform targets big data to attain business value of job seekers
Cathay Capital recently announced it has completed an investment in human resources management platform Ifchange through the Cathay Innovation Fund. Ifchange is a leading big data SaaS (software as a service) recruitment platform in China, which is dedicated to driving efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the HR domain by connecting recruiters and job seekers through an intelligent mobile solution. The investment represents another venture into the big data area following Cathay’s previous investments in Trifacta and Quantifind, two digital companies that focus on data analysis and data wrangling.
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March 21, 2016. Paris

Cathay Capital invests in ATI group

Cathay Capital Private Equity, the first self-made global private equity firm and a leader in cross-border investment in Europe, China and the United States, today announces it successfully completed an investment in the ATI group. ATI is a family-owned SME specialized in the design and manufacture of cremation furnaces, waste incinerators, and filtration systems. This investment will be made via the Sino-French Fund with the aim of further developing the company in France and abroad.

March 01, 2016. Paris

Cathay Innovation supports the growth of FollowAnalytics

Cathay Innovation today announces that it is supporting the growth of FollowAnalytics by completing the 10 million US$ financing round led by Aspect Ventures and supported by Salesforce Ventures alongside the company’s historical investors, including Sapphire Ventures and Zetta Ventures.
February 24, 2016. Paris

Quantifind Secures $30 Million Funding Round

Financing Will Enable the On-Demand Insights Platform Provider to Expand into New Markets and Grow Talent
February 11, 2016.

Cathay Innovation makes his first US investment: Trifacta

Cathay Innovation is proud to announce today that it has invested in Trifacta, the global leader in data wrangling, co-leading a growth-stage financing that helped raising $35m together with existing investors Accel Partners, Greylock Partners, Ignition Partners. The new funding brings the company’s total amount raised to more than $76 million. Read more
December 08, 2015.

Cathay Capital begins deployment of Sino-French Innovation Fund by investing in Meet You

Cathay Capital today announces that it has successfully invested in the company Meet You through its Sino French Innovation Fund. Historic investor Matrix is also co-investing in this financing round. Fangyi Chen, founder and CEO of the company, represents a new generation of entrepreneurs (known as the “85s”) and led the successful launch of its first product, the Meet You App, in 2013. Read more
August 28, 2015. Shanghai/Beijing

Cathay Capital continues deploying the Sino-French (Midcap) Fund by supporting the growth of CCDI

Cathay Capital Private Equity, the first self-made global private equity firm and a leader in cross-border investment in Europe, China, and North America, recently announced that it has successfully made a further... Read more
August 28, 2015. Beijing/Shanghai

Cathay Capital inaugurates the Cathay Sino French Innovation Fund

Cathay also announces a donation of 500,000 Euros to set up the Cathay Global PE Research Fund, aiming to promote research and innovation in the industry
Cathay Capital today inaugurated the Sino... Read more
August 28, 2015. Beijing

Cathay Global PE Research Fund Established at CEIBS

From left: CEIBS Vice President & Dean Ding Yuan, Cathay Capital Private Equity President Mr. Cai Mingpo, CEIBS Associate Dean Prof. Xu Dingbo
The launch of an innovation fund that will provide millions... Read more
July 31, 2015. Paris

Datawords welcomes new partners to accelerate its global growth strategy

Datawords today welcomed new investors to reach a new stage in its development and accelerate its international growth strategy. This strengthening of Datawords’ capacities will help to foster the recognition of e-Multiculturalism,... Read more
July 09, 2015. Paris

Cathay Capital Private Equity continues deploying its Midcap fund and supports the development of the Cenexi group

Cathay Capital Private Equity, the first self-made global private equity firm and a leader in cross-border investment in Europe, China, and North America, continues to successfully deploy its Midcap fund by investing... Read more
July 01, 2015. Paris

Cathay Capital launches the Sino-French Innovation Fund with support of Bpifrance and China Development Bank

Cathay Capital today announces the forthcoming creation and implementation of the Sino-French Innovation Fund, a new cross-border investment vehicle active across France, China and the United States and dedicated to venture
Cathay Capital today announces the forthcoming creation and implementation of the Sino-French Innovation Fund, a new cross-border investment vehicle active across France, China and the United States and dedicated to venture... Read more
June 26, 2015. Paris

Cathay Capital invests in SeaOwl

Cathay Capital Private Equity, the first self-made global private equity firm and a leader in cross-border investment in Europe, China and the United States, today announces that it has successfully made an... Read more
June 08, 2015. Paris

Cathay Capital Invests in OriGene Technologies

Cathay Capital Private Equity, the first self-made global private equity firm and a leader in cross-border investment in Europe, China and the United States, today announced that it has successfully made an... Read more
May 27, 2015. Beijing

Cathay Capital Continues Deploying Sino French (Midcap) Fund and Invests in Cabio

Cathay Capital Private Equity, the first self-made global private equity firm, today announced that, following the completion of its first investment in Echosens, the Sino French (Midcap) Fund has successfully made another... Read more
April 29, 2015. Paris

Cathay Capital begins deploying its Midcap fund by investing in Echosens

Echosens welcomes new strategic investors to accelerate its growth
Cathay Capital Private Equity, the first self-made global private equity firm and a leader in cross-border investment in Europe, China, and North America, today... Read more
February 19, 2015. Paris

Cathay Capital plans to partner with Smart AdServer to support its independence and growth

Cathay Capital Private Equity, the first self-made global private equity firm and a leader in cross-border investment across China, Europe and North America, today announces that it has made a put option... Read more
December 15, 2014.

Cathay Capital closes the Sino French (Midcap) Fund for €500 million

Cathay Capital today announces that it has successfully carried out the final closing of the Sino French (Midcap) Fund for a total amount of 500 million Euros. This new investment vehicle will focus on partnering with French, Chinese and European companie... Read more
November 12, 2014.

Cathay Capital Invests in ZBOM, Chinese specialist in kitchen furnishings

Cathay Capital has concluded an investment worth RMB 150 million (around €19 million) in Hefei ZBOM Kitchen Cabinet Co., Ltd (or “ZBOM”), a Chinese market leader in kitchen furnishings, which will be made through Cathay Capital II and the Sino-Frenc... Read more
November 06, 2014. Paris

Cathay Capital sells its stake in IMV Technologies

Cathay Capital today announces that it has sold its stake in IMV Technologies, the world leading manufacturer of material used for artificial insemination in animals. Cathay Capital invested in the company in 2010 alongside Pragma Capital and Eurazeo PME.... Read more
July 15, 2014.

Cathay Capital Makes an Investment in Kunming Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Group

Cathay Capital recently announced that it has successfully made an investment in Kunming Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd. (“Shenghuo“ or “The company”) through Cathay Capital II and the Sino-French Fund for SMEs, for a total amount of RMB 1... Read more
June 30, 2014. Paris

Official launch of the Sino French (Midcap) Fund

The Sino French (Midcap) Fund has been inaugurated on June 27th during an official launch ceremony taking place in the offices of Bpifrance. This follows the signing in March this year, during the state visit of the Chinese President to France, of an agre... Read more
June 30, 2014. Paris

Amplitude to Acquire Continuum Lasers

Amplitude (Amplitude Technologies and Amplitude Systemes) an innovative leader in the science, design, and manufacturing of high performance laser systems, and Continuum Lasers, a leading supplier of a full line of laser products for scientific, industria... Read more
May 20, 2014.

Cathay Capital sells its stake in Mobago, holding company of Eurogerm

Cathay Capital is pleased to announce today the sale of its investment in Mobago, the holding company of Eurogerm, specialized in wheat flour correctors, dough conditioners, technological aids (Baking and Milling) and cereal ingredients.... Read more
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