Baring Private Equity Asia will exit Weetabix after China’s Bright Food Group agreed to end its four-year ownership of the UK-based cereals producer through a trade sale that values the business at GBP1.4 billion ($1.76 billion) on a cash free, debt free basis.
The buyer is Post Holdings, owner of brands such as Grape Nuts, Honey Bunches of Oats, Bran Flakes and Shredded Wheat. The acquisition will bring Alpen, Ready-brek, Weetos, and Alpen cereal bars to its...
Australian superannuation fund Hostplus has committed $50 million to a China-focused VC fund launched by Australian seed investor Artesian. The fund is targeting up to $200 million.
Yatra Online, an Indian travel services provider listed on NASDAQ, has raised INR1 billion ($15.4 million) in debt funding from InnoVen Capital.
Steven Okun, until recently KKR’s director of public affairs for Asia Pacific, has been appointed ASEAN representative for EMPEA, a global industry association for private capital in emerging markets.
East Ventures has launched a $30 million Southeast Asia fund that will make seed to Series A investments in technology start-ups, with an emphasis on Indonesia.