HONG KONG (July 3): China's Centurium Capital, a big backer of domestic startup Luckin Coffee, said it has raised more than US$2 billion ($2.7 billion) in its debut fund, giving the private equity firm more firepower to cut deals involving the world's second-largest economy.

The firm, co-founded by the former head of Warburg Pincus Asia Pacific, David Li, said in a statement on Wednesday that Centurium Capital Partners 2018 LP raised the sum in US dollars.

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