- Region: Asia
- Equity Participations
May 15, 2015
The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC; Governor, CEO: Hiroshi Watanabe) signed today an agreement for equity participation in the CMH Growth Fund, L.P. (the Fund), which invests in unlisted growth companies in China*1 and is jointly managed by Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. (Mizuho Securities) along with a Chinese state-owned enterprise.
The Fund is a private equity fund jointly managed by Mizuho Securities and China Merchants Capital Investment Co., Ltd (CMC), a fund management subsidiary of China Merchants Group Limited (CMG), a state-owned enterprise with a broad and diverse business network in China. The Fund is funded by Mizuho Securities, CMC, Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation and a major Chinese institutional investor, together with JBIC. The target amount for the Fund to be raised is USD200 million, including JBIC's contribution of up to USD20 million.
In China, domestic demand-driven industries such as retailing and logistics, foods and healthcare are expected to expand as its economy grows. Local networks are important factor for Japanese companies seeking opportunities to develop their business in those industries in China. The Fund's investment will promote the collaboration between Japanese companies and Chinese companies invested in by the Fund and thereby will support Japanese companies aiming to develop their business in China to build their local networks. In particular, it is expected that business and capital alliance between Japanese and Chinese companies will allow Japanese companies to access local supply-chains owned by Chinese investee companies. JBIC supports the business deployment of Japanese companies in China through participation in the Fund.
As Japan's policy-based financial institution, JBIC will continue to support the overseas business deployment of Japanese companies by drawing on its various financial facilities and schemes for structuring projects.