Mega funding round from China! Private markets seem to remain hot in China!
Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s online banking affiliate WeBank is close to raising fresh funds from investors including U.S. private-equity firm Warburg Pincus in a deal that values the year-old venture at more than $5 billion, people familiar with the matter said. WeBank, which is 30% owned by Tencent, is raising more than $450 million in the round led by Warburg Pincus as well as Singapore’s state-owned investment firm Temasek Holdings Pte. Ltd., the people said.