|By PR Newswire||
|February 24, 2014 03:11 AM EST||
SHANGHAI, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearVue Partners (CVP) announced today that it has raised $262M for its first fund, ClearVue Partners, L.P., well exceeding the target of $200M and hitting the hard cap for the fund.
ClearVue Partners focuses on investment opportunities in the fast growing consumer market in Greater China, specifically in the Food & Beverage, Consumer Products, and Consumer Internet & Mobile sectors. Fully committed to the Chinese consumer sector, Fund I will focus on companies with unique capabilities, strong competitive positioning in the China consumer market and differentiated products.
"The consumption story in China is irreversible, its share of GDP will continue to grow as consumers continue to trade up," said Harry Hui, Founding Managing Partner of ClearVue. "Our strategy is to help build local lighthouse brands, and to bring global and local best operational and marketing practices to our companies."
Despite the significant impact from government's active anti-corruption policies, the total retail sales of consumer goods in China have grown by 13.1% in 2013 (Source: China Statistics Bureau), which is the highest globally. Mass consumption and innovative market opportunities related to changing consumer lifestyle are expected to drive further growth of the consumer market in the future.
"ClearVue Partners is leading the way in focusing on the consumer sector in China and building successful brands with their dedicated consumer expertise," said Daniel Auerbach, Managing Partner of Fidelity Growth Partners. "We are pleased to have been one of the anchor investors to help ClearVue successfully launch its first fund."
Along with Fidelity, ClearVue has a global group of institutional investors and advisors behind Fund I, including Emerald Hill, Harbourvest, AUDA, JP Morgan, Verlinvest, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and many other top-tier foundations, endowments and leading family offices.
"We are excited to be working with world-class institutional investors, strategic partners, and our consumer industry advisory board," added William Chen, Founding Managing Partner of ClearVue. "We are actively working with our partners to bring valuable experience and deep consumer sector knowledge to our investments."
ClearVue Partners was founded in April 2012 by Managing Partners Harry Hui and William Chen. Mr. Hui was formerly the Chief Marketing Officer of Pepsico Greater China, and former President of Universal Music SE Asia and Managing Director of MTV North Asia. Mr. Chen was one of the founders of Billpoint, an Internet payments company acquired by eBay in 1999, and has been a private equity investor for the last several years in China. With a dedicated team of investment professionals and distinguished strategic advisors with deep experience from the consumer space, the CVP team will bring their global and local strategy, operating, and marketing expertise to invest and help build leading local brands in China, as well as bring successful international brands and concepts to China.
About ClearVue Partners
ClearVue Partners is a private equity fund focused on investments in the fast growing and dynamic consumer sector in the Greater China region, primarily in the food and beverage, consumer lifestyle, and consumer Internet/mobile sub-sectors. ClearVue targets growth stage investments in fast growing and promising local companies, enables market entry for leading international consumer brands into China, and develops top tier brands and businesses. ClearVue team has a unique combination of investment and senior operations experience from the U.S. and Greater China, with an advisory group of recognized business pioneers in the consumer industry.
Adam J. Steinberg
SOURCE ClearVue Partners
In his General Session at DevOps Summit, Asaf Yigal, Co-Founder & VP of Product at Logz.io, explored the value of Kibana 4 for log analysis and provided a hands-on tutorial on how to set up Kibana 4 and get the most out of Apache log files. He examined three use cases: IT operations, business intelligence, and security and compliance. Asaf Yigal is co-founder and VP of Product at log analytics software company Logz.io. In the past, he was co-founder of social-trading platform Currensee, which...
Nov. 29, 2015 04:00 PM EST Reads: 247
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data...
Nov. 29, 2015 02:00 PM EST Reads: 483
Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ab...
Nov. 29, 2015 01:00 PM EST Reads: 412
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
Nov. 29, 2015 01:00 PM EST Reads: 350
DevOps is about increasing efficiency, but nothing is more inefficient than building the same application twice. However, this is a routine occurrence with enterprise applications that need both a rich desktop web interface and strong mobile support. With recent technological advances from Isomorphic Software and others, rich desktop and tuned mobile experiences can now be created with a single codebase – without compromising functionality, performance or usability. In his session at DevOps Su...
Nov. 29, 2015 12:45 PM EST Reads: 417
As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as “smart systems” provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningf...
Nov. 29, 2015 12:30 PM EST Reads: 423
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
Nov. 29, 2015 12:00 PM EST Reads: 525
In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, explored the key ingredients of cross-channel marketing in a digital world. Learn how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects).
Nov. 29, 2015 11:45 AM EST Reads: 324
The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new da...
Nov. 29, 2015 11:30 AM EST Reads: 273
In recent years, at least 40% of companies using cloud applications have experienced data loss. One of the best prevention against cloud data loss is backing up your cloud data. In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sam McIntyre, Partner Enablement Specialist at eFolder, presented how organizations can use eFolder Cloudfinder to automate backups of cloud application data. He also demonstrated how easy it is to search and restore cloud application data using Cloudfinder.
Nov. 29, 2015 10:00 AM EST Reads: 202
The Internet of Everything is re-shaping technology trends–moving away from “request/response” architecture to an “always-on” Streaming Web where data is in constant motion and secure, reliable communication is an absolute necessity. As more and more THINGS go online, the challenges that developers will need to address will only increase exponentially. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Todd Greene, Founder & CEO of PubNub, exploreed the current state of IoT connectivity and review key trends and t...
Nov. 29, 2015 09:45 AM EST Reads: 451
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessi...
Nov. 29, 2015 09:15 AM EST Reads: 344
We all know that data growth is exploding and storage budgets are shrinking. Instead of showing you charts on about how much data there is, in his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing at HGST, showed how to capture all of your data in one place. After you have your data under control, you can then analyze it in one place, saving time and resources.
Nov. 29, 2015 08:45 AM EST Reads: 221
With all the incredible momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, it is easy to forget that not a single CEO wakes up and wonders if “my IoT is broken.” What they wonder is if they are making the right decisions to do all they can to increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve customer experience – effectively the same challenges they have always had in growing their business. The exciting thing about the IoT industry is now these decisions can be better, faster, and smarter. Now ...
Nov. 29, 2015 08:00 AM EST Reads: 274
The cloud. Like a comic book superhero, there seems to be no problem it can’t fix or cost it can’t slash. Yet making the transition is not always easy and production environments are still largely on premise. Taking some practical and sensible steps to reduce risk can also help provide a basis for a successful cloud transition. A plethora of surveys from the likes of IDG and Gartner show that more than 70 percent of enterprises have deployed at least one or more cloud application or workload. Y...
Nov. 29, 2015 07:00 AM EST Reads: 499