UK-based private equity investor Dolma Impact Fund has committed $3.2 million to Swet Ganga Hydropower & Construction, a hydroelectric power provider in Nepal.
Nayuta, a Japanese start-up focused on combining internet-of-things (IoT) and blockchain technologies, has received a JPY140 million ($1.3 million) funding round led by Jafco.
InnoSpring and Alibaba Group have jointly launched an accelerator program in China with a view to helping international start-ups access Chinese markets and ecosystems.
India’s Seaways Shipping & Logistics has bought back the entire 24% holding of private equity backer IDFC Alternatives following a decision to defer a previously planned domestic IPO.
Singapore’s GIC Private has joined a group of investors including Yunfeng Financial Group (YFG), a Hong Kong-based financial services company backed by Alibaba founder Jack Ma, in a $1.7 billion acquisition of insurance provider MassMutual Asia.
Australia’s Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) has launched a new Asia infrastructure fund with a $300 million cornerstone LP commitment from Canada’s Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo).
A number of Asian venture capital firms have contributed to an extended $27 million Series B funding round for Indonesian e-commerce player Sale Stock.
The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF), a government-sponsored fund-of-funds, has doubled the investment cap of its seed-stage vehicle to NZ$1.5 million ($1.1 million) per company.
Hong Kong X-Tech Startup Platform, an angel fund and accelerator, has made its first investments by backing six local technology companies.
Advantage Partners has completed a full exit of Hong Kong-based and China-focused facility management services company ESG Holdings. It was the Japan-focused firm's first China buyout.
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Europe-Asia cross-border private equity firm Mandarin Capital Partners has acquired a 100% stake in Italian household ceramics supplier Elios Ceramica.
BC Ings, a Japanese cram school operator owned by CLSA Capital Partners (CLSA CP), has acquired local counterpart Akasaka Gakuin.
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EM3 AgriServices, a venture capital-backed equipment and operational support provider for the Indian farming industry, has raised a $10 million Series B funding round.
Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) and Bank of Kochi have agreed to jointly invest JPY470 million ($4.3 million) in Japanese artificial intelligence (AI) technology developer Nextremer.
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US and Korea-based venture capital firm SparkLabs Global Ventures has launched an accelerator program in Taiwan that will focus on internationalizing local technology start-ups.
UrWork, a Chinese co-working space operator with a number of private equity backers, has received $178 million as part of a pre-Series C funding round led by a group of strategic investors.
Singapore’s EDBI has joined a $133 million funding round led by US conglomerate Hearst Media for Iflix, a Malaysia-based video streaming service with a similar business model to Netflix.
Japanese cloud-based professional services company Sansan has received a fresh round of expansion funding from Mirai Creation Investment and existing backers DCM and Salesforce Ventures.
M17 Entertainment, a Taiwan and Singapore-based media streaming company, has raised a $40 million Series A funding round led by Japan’s Infinity Venture Partners.
Indian non-banking financial company (NBFC) Bajaj Finance has agreed to invest about INR2.2 billion ($35.3 million) in Mobikwik, a domestic mobile wallet developer backed by a number of venture capital firms including Sequoia Capital.
Creador has invested MYR57 million ($13.3 million) in Bake With Yen (BWY), a Malaysian baking and confectionery ingredients supplier.