William Bao Bean

Until a few weeks ago, listing at US stock markets was a favorite way to raise capital for fast-growing Chinese companies. That venue is closed now, and VC veteran William Bao Bean sees still bears on the road for on-shore listing’s at China’s stock markets, he tells the South China Morning Post.

The South China Morning Post:

“For years, the biggest exit path for venture-back companies has been the US,” said William Bao Bean, general partner of New Jersey-based venture capital firm SOSV. “But now that has been closed off.”

Compared to going public overseas, Bean said listing in mainland China poses many more challenges for investors because of the country’s strict regulations in both the tech and capital markets.

“When it comes to an onshore listing, the timing is always uncertain [because] it’s hard to see when one can exit. In terms of both liquidity and the experience required, it is not as easy an exit as if it were in the US,” he added.

More at the South China Morning Post.

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