HQ Equita, a Germany-based mid-market buyout firm controlled by HQ Capital, has agreed the sale of transportation industry supplier Isolite to Japan’s Hitachi Chemical.
Japanese private equity firm NSSK has acquired Bunkasha Publishing, a domestic media group focused on manga comics in both print and digital formats.
UK private equity investor IPGL has joined a $50 million Series A funding round for Singapore Life, a financial technology start-up targeting the insurance and savings services industry.
Ticket Monster, a PE-back e-commerce operator based in South Korea, has received a $115 million investment aimed at expanding its grocery shopping and travel services businesses.
The Singapore government and domestic GP Makara Capital have launched a S$1 billion ($716 million) private equity fund that will focus on intellectual property (IP)-driven companies.
KV Asia Capital has exited its 100% interest in Singaporean nursing home services provider Orange Valley Healthcare to a local media company for about S$164 million ($117.5 million).
CITIC Capital has agreed to exit 100% of Japanese chemicals manufacturer Polymatech to two domestic strategics.
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Sensoro, an internet-of-things (IoT) technology supplier based in the US and China, has received an $18 million Series B funding round from Tsing Capital, Sumitomo Corporation and Bosch.
DeClout, a holding company focused on developing IT and cloud computing technology providers, has launched a start-up incubator via its venture capital arm in Singapore.
AGIC Capital has acquired 100% of Slovenia-based medical equipment supplier Fotona as part of a plan to expand operations in Asia with an emphasis on China. The deal will facilitate an exit for US private equity firm The Gores Group.
CITIC Securities has led a $400 million funding round - with participation from CDH Investments and National Venture Capital - for China and US-based electric vehicle (EV) supplier Microvast Power Systems.
US venture capital firm Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) has invested NZ$28.5 million ($20 million) in New Zealand-listed accounting software company Xero. It will facilitate a partial exit for existing backer Matrix Capital.
Malaysia’s public sector pension fund, KWAP, has joined Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) and Khazanah Nasional in backing the spin-out of an infrastructure unit of Southeast Asian telecom company Axiata.
A consortium comprising Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, KKR, First State Super and Macquarie has increased its buyout offer for Australian lottery operator Tatts Group. It now values the company at A$7.6 billion ($5.7 billion).
Alibaba Group's Ant Financial has raised its takeover bid for US-listed financial services company MoneyGram, topping a competing offer made by US-based Euronet Worldwide last month. The sale will provide an exit for Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL).
US private equity firm Milestone Partners has exited its controlling stake in Sweden and US-based industrial equipment company Quintus Technologies to Japan’s Kobe Steel.
Philippines-based financial technology company First Circle has received $2.5 million from a group of VC firms, including a seed stage investment unit of emerging markets microfinance group Accion International.
Australia’s Blackbird Ventures has led a A$5 million ($3.7 million) Series A funding round for Fleet, a domestic space technology start-up targeting growth in the internet of things (IoT) industry.
Sino IC Capital, a technology-focused private equity fund manager backed by the Chinese government, has agreed to acquire US semiconductor and electronics manufacturer Xcerra in a deal that values the company at about $580 million.
New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZ Super) has participated in a NZ$247 million ($172 million) investment in Kiwibank, a banking and finance services provider controlled by New Zealand Post.
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Mitsui & Co has agreed to invest JPY1.3 billion ($11.7 million) in Renoveru, a VC-backed start-up focused on online services in Japan’s home renovations market.
Volkswagen's China unit has agreed to invest $180 million in Beijing-based Mobvoi, a venture capital-backed start-up that is developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology for the automotive sector.