Hillhouse invested in Little Freddie because it believes in the founders’ vision for delicious safe food options for children, and the firm has worked with Little Freddie to find options on and offline to provide as many customers as possible with access to their unique products.
For the Curious
Mark Lavelle, Magento’s CEO, talks about working with Hillhouse and how the relationship helped open doors for the company in Asia. Mark served as Magento’s CEO, and is now Adobe’s SVP of commerce following Adobe’s acquisition of Magento.
In 2017, Peet’s Coffee teamed up with Hillhouse to make its first-ever international debut with the opening of a flagship coffeebar in Shanghai, China. Executives from Peet’s talk about how the Hillhouse team helped guide the coffee brand through the new business formation and bring its vision to life in an international market.
Julius Luo, CFO of TAL Education Group, shares what it is like to have Hillhouse as a long-term supporter and how the strategic partnership helped the business broaden its horizons and discover new opportunities in an ever-evolving environment.
On July 27, 2017, Belle International announced plans to undertake privatization and was delisted from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange . After privatization, Hillhouse held 57.6% of the company, becoming the new controlling shareholder of Belle. In a recent speech, Zhang Lei discussed why Hillhouse invested in Belle and the future plans for the company.
On June 23, Hillhouse’s founder Lei Zhang gave the commencement speech to the graduating class of 2017 at Renmin University of China. Many of the topics shared with the new graduates reflect values that are deeply embedded in Hillhouse’s investment philosophy and organizational culture: orient yourself toward the long-term, be mission-driven, and think from first principles.