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...
Investors appear to be discounting Asia risk in the face of rising political concerns, ranging from North Korea to Myanmar
Chinese electric vehicle maker CHJ Automotive has completed a RMB3 billion ($474 million) Series B round led by Matrix Partners China and Shougang Fund, an investment firm backed by state-owned steel producer Shougang Corporation.
Naspers has sold a small portion of its stake in Tencent Holdings – the Chinese internet giant in which it acquired an approximately one-third stake for $32 million 16 years ago – for HK$76.9 billion ($9.8 billion).
Shunwei Capital has led a $25 million Series B round for ScaleFlux, a hardware firm based in the US and China.