VIG Partners has agreed to acquire 100% of South Korea-based used car retailer and maintenance provider Autoplus for KRW110 billion ($97 million). The plan is to build the business into a local equivalent of CarMax, which is the leading player in the US used car market.
Of the total commitment, KRW50 billion comprises new shares and the capital will be used to grow the business. The rest will take out shares held by the founder and management, although the former, Deuk-Myung...
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.