February 10, 2020. Paris
The Datawords Group announces today its capital change to support the company’s strong international growth strategy. Keensight Capital, one of the leading European Growth Buyout1 firms, replaces Cathay Capital as majority shareholder of Datawords, alongside the founders’ team.
February 10, 2020. USA
Innovative Office Products Acquires SiS Ergo (Danish Pioneer of Height Adjustable Tables Brings More Robust Product Offering to IOP Customers)
Innovative Office Products (IOP), announced today that it has acquired SiS Ergo, a manufacturing pioneer of height adjustable tables founded and headquartered in Denmark.
February 04, 2020. Paris
Inato Raises $14 Million in Series A Funding from Obvious Ventures, Cathay Innovation, Serena and Fly Ventures
Inato, a platform that helps biopharmaceutical companies increase the pool of available patients engaged in clinical trials, announced it has raised a $14 million Series A round of venture capital financing. The financing was led by Obvious Ventures and Cathay Innovation, with participation from previous investors Serena and Fly Ventures.
December 19, 2019. Spain
Cathay's Portfolio - European Unicorn! Abu Dhabi leads $167 million investment in Spanish delivery app Glovo
Spanish food delivery app Glovo has raised 150 million euros ($167 million) in a fresh round of funding to ramp up hiring and expand internationally. It lifts four-year-old Glovo's valuation across the $1 billion mark, bringing it into the ranks of Europe's growing club of unicorn companies.
December 19, 2019. Paris
Smart AdServer today announces its acquisition of the Berlin-based Demand Side Platform (DSP) LiquidM, from the Bertelsmann media group.
December 16, 2019. Paris
Finance Active, the European leader in SaaS solutions for debt management and financial risk management for multinationals, local authorities and financial institutions, has taken a majority stake in the German company Verifino, together with Lucht Probst Associates Gmbh (« LPA »), a German IT company specialized in software for financial markets.
December 05, 2019. United States
Digital bank Chime quadruples valuation in less than a year to $5.8 billion as it takes on megabanks
Chime, valued at $1.5 billion in March, is now pegged at $5.8 billion just nine months later. The leading U.S. digital bank raised a record $500 million in a Series E, showing that massive funding rounds are still available for some start-ups.
October 23, 2019. Clichy
L'Oréal invests in global venture capital fund Cathay Innovation to develop beauty tech startups in China
L'Oréal announced today a strategic investment in Cathay Innovation.
October 03, 2019. TEL AVIV, PARIS and SAN FRANCISCO
DayTwo announces strategic investment by Longliv Ventures, a member of CK Hutchison Holdings Group, Cathay Innovation and by Samsung NEXT
DayTwo, the only microbiome human discovery platform with an actionable product in the market, has announced the addition of Longliv Ventures, a member of CK Hutchison Holdings Group, the global VC partnership Cathay Innovation, and Samsung NEXT as strategic investors and partners.
October 01, 2019. Paris
iziwork becomes the leading temporary staffing platform in France and raises 12 million euros, 1 year after its launch
One year after its commercial launch, the worker-centric temporary staffing marketplace iziwork announces a EUR 12 million Series A funding round with the global venture capital fund Cathay Innovation, and its early investor Global Founders Capital.
July 24, 2019. Paris, Munich
On July 24th 2019, Cathay Capital acquired a minority share in medifa healthcare group, a global designer and manufacturer of turnkey modular operating room (“OR”) systems, mobile OR tables and accessories for operating theatres and other sanitized facilities as well as high-end medical stainless steel components.
June 27, 2019. Beijing
Laiye announces that it has closed its Series B+ financing round with US$35 million led by Cathay Innovation. Existing investors, Wu Capital and Lightspeed China Partners (LCP) also participated in this round.
June 18, 2019. Paris
Cathay Innovation launches its second venture capital fund to act as the trusted global expansion partner of entrepreneurs
Cathay Innovation today announces the launch of a new investment vehicle, with a first closing at EUR 320 million and a fundraising target of EUR 500 million.
May 22, 2019. Hong Kong
KaiOS Technologies, maker of KaiOS, the leading mobile operating system for smart feature phones, announced today $50 million in a Series B funding round led by Cathay Innovation, with continued participation from Kai’s existing shareholders Google and TCL Holdings.
May 09, 2019. Paris
Heetch, the Paris-based high-growth ride-sharing platform, has raised $38m in a Series B funding round with Cathay Innovation and Total Ventures alongside the renewed participation from existing shareholders Idinvest Partners, Innov’Allianz, Alven, Felix Capital, and Via-ID.
April 10, 2019. Paris
AfricInvest and Cathay Innovation are pleased to announce today their association for the fundraising and management of the "Cathay Africinvest Innovation" Fund, the first Pan-African Venture Fund to connect the whole continent and the world's leading innovation ecosystems.
March 29, 2019. Paris
Cathay Capital, Bpifrance, Mérieux Equity Partners and Auriga Partners to enter in exclusive negotiations for the sale of their stake in Amplitude Laser Group to L-GAM
Cathay Capital Private Equity, along with Mérieux Equity Partners, Bpifrance, and Auriga Partners, announce today that they have entered into exclusive negotiations for the sale of their stake in Amplitude Laser Group, a leading global manufacturer of ultrafast lasers for scientific, medical and industrial applications, to the Luxembourg-based investment company L-GAM.
March 12, 2019. China
In March 2019, Zongteng Network raised 700 million CNY in a series B funding round led by Cathay Capital and Global Logistic Properties, with the participation of Eastern Bell Venture Capital.
February 11, 2019. New York
Cathay Capital Private Equity today announced that its portfolio company Innovative/ HAT Contract, a leader in monitor, tablet, sit-stand mounting products and office open space products including height adjustable desking solutions, has named Kris Manos to its Board of Directors.
February 04, 2019. Paris
Cathay Capital announced today it has signed an agreement to acquire a significant minority stake in Finance Active, a digital finance solutions provider, to fast-forward its international growth. As part of the transaction, Capzanine will be selling its minority stake in the Company. The transaction involves a major investment of Jacques Descourtieux and Patrice Chatard, the Founders, as well as the entry into the capital of Finance Active of new key managers.
January 16, 2019. Las Vegas
Cathay Innovation attended CES in Las Vegas this year - we visited the exhibitions and held meetings with our ecosystem of corporates to discuss the evolution of various technologies. Read more
January 07, 2019. China
Cathay CarTech Fund, in partnership with Lenovo Capital, THG Ventures, TusStar Invest and ZOL QiHang Investment, has recently completed a 100 million RMB funding round for UPhoton. The leading 3D sensing system supplier once again won the recognition of capital markets.
December 13, 2018. Paris
FINALCAD, a leading construction mobile platform, today announces a $40 million Series C round, led by Draper Esprit, accompanied by Cathay Innovation and with the support of Salesforce Ventures. Read more
December 12, 2018. New York
New York, December 12, 2018 - Cathay Capital Private Equity (“Cathay”) is pleased to announce that the M&A Atlas Awards honored Cathay with the ‘2018 Americas Private Equity Deal of the Year’ in the Americas Private Equity Deal / Small-Middle Market category for Cathay’s recapitalization of Innovative Office Products in January 2018.
November 14, 2018. China
Cathay Capital recently completed the C round investment of smart lighting company Yeelight, in which Lantu Capital, Shunwei Capital and GIC fund invested alongside Cathay.
November 07, 2018. USA
Partnership with ABV will bring new production capabilities, an innovation center and taproom to Brooklyn, accelerating Sixpoint’s ability to innovate and increasing access to their acclaimed beers.
October 24, 2018. China
Shopal, a platform operating international luxury brands in China, has recently completed a Series B+ financing round of RMB 200 million led by fashion leader Youngor Group, with additional funds from Cathay Capital - which also invested in Shopal in October 2016.
October 24, 2018. China
Shopal, a platform operating international luxury brands in China, has recently completed a Series B+ financing round of RMB 200 million led by fashion leader Youngor Group, with additional funds from Cathay Innovation.
October 18, 2018. China
Autonomous driving company Momenta completes a new round of financing and reaches the Unicorn status
The autonomous driving company Momenta announced on October 18th that it has completed a new round of financing. Read more
September 18, 2018. France
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 today announces its lead on series A+ funding round of website and mini-program editor SXL. Read more
August 19, 2018. China
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 16, 2018. Paris
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
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
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 04, 2018. Paris
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 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 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 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, 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, 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
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 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
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
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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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.
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 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
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, 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 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.
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.
March 21, 2016. Paris
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 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 11, 2016.
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 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 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 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
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 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
May 27, 2015. Beijing
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
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 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 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 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 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 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
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 (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 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