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Chairman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at China First Capital (www.chinafirstcapital.com) , China-based international investment bank and advisory firm for private capital markets and M&A transactions. See Linkedin profile here: cn.linkedin.com/in/peterfuhrman/ China First Capital... More
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  • Private Equity International — Five Minutes With Peter Fuhrman 0 comments
    Feb 1, 2013 10:17 AM

    The chairman of research firm China First Capital discusses China's growing exit problem, and its possible impact on private equity in 2013.

    A growing concern for private equity in China is the lack of IPO exits. How do you see that playing out in 2013?

    "I don't expect any substantial improvement or change in the problems that are blocking IPO exits domestically and internationally. And because the China private equity industry is significantly over-allocated to IPO exits, along with diminishing fund life, [this] will be a time of increasing difficulty for GPs. At the same time, the inability to exit will also continue to prevent [GPs] from doing new deals, and that is where the greatest economic harm will be done. Of course I don't trivialise the importance of the $100 billion that's locked away in unexited PE investments, but the real victims of this are going to be the private entrepreneurs of China. At this point, over half of all [China's] GDP activity is generated from the private sector. The private equity money and the IPO money is what [businesses] need to grow, because private companies in China basically can't borrow. They
    need private equity money and IPO proceeds to continue to thrive. " More…

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