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Lei Zhang's Lecture at Columbia Business School (Hillhouse Capital)

July 29, 2015 | Zong Z. Peng | Market Folly

Below are notes from Hillhouse Capital's Lei Zhang's lecture at Columbia Business School courtesy of Zong Z. Peng.

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A decade later, former YIO intern now manages billions

April 7, 2015 | Larry Milstein | YALE Daily News

“It is no coincidence that Zhang named his firm in honor of the street that runs through Yale’s campus. Just three years after Zhang graduated, the University became one of his earliest backers, “seeding” $20 million in capital when Zhang first solicited investments”

The Chinese Billionaire Zhang Lei Spins Research Into Investment Gold

April 2, 2015 | Alexandra Stevenson | The NewYork Times

“With an $18 billion war chest, he is one of China’s richest investors. Yet on a recent trip to San Francisco, Zhang Lei and his entourage crammed into a three-bedroom house in the Mission District, rented through Airbnb.”

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CarDekho.com raised USD 50 Million


January 28, 2015 | CarDekho Team | CarDekho.com

Jaipur: CarDekho.com, the flagship portal of GirnarSoft announced the closure of second round of funding with a raise of USD 50 Million. The funding was led by Hillhouse Capital with participation from Tybourne Capital and Sequoia Capital. The single transaction funding was concluded early this week.

Hillhouse Capital leads $40 mln round for Saltside

January 23, 2015 | Iris Dorbian | PE HUB

Saltside Technologies has raised $40 million in funding. Hillhouse Capital led the round with participation from Brummer & Partners and Investment AB Kinnevik. Based in Sweden, Saltside runs online classifieds platforms in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Ghana.

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Mayo Clinic Signs Joint Venture Agreement with Hillhouse Capital Group

January 15, 2015 | Brian Kilen | Mayo Clinic

Today, Mayo Clinic announced it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Hillhouse Capital to advance the quality of health care in China. By combining Mayo Clinic’s patient care, medical research and education with Hillhouse’s China expertise and healthcare industry partnerships, the collaboration establishes a new company to improve health care delivery and efficiency in China.

How do you invest in a changing China?


November 2014 | Yale Insights

Lei Zhang ’02 has been one of the most successful investors in China during a time of unprecedented change. In a conversation with Yale’s Stephen Roach, he talked about rapid shifts in China’s business and culture, the birth of a consumer class, the Chinese innovation model, and the outmoded views of the country that remain prevalent in the West.

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A Single Ladle from A Flowing Stream


Zhang Lei | Perspectives on the Long Term | FCLT

Having partners who are long term themselves gives me freedom to focus on what I love, which is working with exceptional entrepreneurs to build businesses that optimize for the next ten years rather than the next quarter.

Zhang Lei has Lunch with the FT


June 20, 2014 | Henny Sender | FINANCIAL TIMES

The billionaire Chinese financier was among the first to see the potential in homegrown internet companies. He talks about a career that began when he rented out comics at the age of seven

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Hillhouse’s Zhang Says Now One of Best Times to Invest in China

June 19, 2014 | Bei Hu | Bloomberg

Now is one of the best times to invest in China in 10 years as a slowing economy reduces overcapacity and forces companies to focus on generating free cash flow, said Zhang Lei, founder of Yale University-backed Hillhouse Capital Management Ltd.

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