Jan. 6, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Chinese and foreign venture capital institutions launched 382 mainland China-focused funds in 2011, with their fund-raising size hitting a record US$28.20 billion, according to the latest report released by Zero2IPO Research Center, a well-known VC and PE research institution in China
The fund-raising size of the Chinese VC market was 153% more than the US$11.17 billion raised in 2010.
The ratio of RMB funds increased further last year. Of the total 382 funds, 351 or 91.9% were denominated in RMB and raised US$20.41 billion in total.
The Chinese VC market witnessed a total of 1,503 investment deals last year, of which 1,452 disclosed a combined investment amount of US$12.77 billion, 137% more than that in the previous year.
Chinese and foreign VC institutions completed 456 exit deals last year, up 17.5% from 388 in 2010. Of the total exit deals, 312 were made through initial public offerings and 55 through mergers and acquisitions.