Australian surfwear brand Billabong International has received a A$198 million ($150 million) non-binding buyout offer from Boardriders, owner of the Quiksilver brand. Both companies are backed by Oaktree Capital Management.
Boardriders is willing to pay A$1.00 per share for all outstanding shares in Billabong, according to a filing. This represents a 28% premium to the November 30 closing price. The stock ended morning trading...
Baidu Capital, a VC firm backed by Chinese search engine Baidu, has led a round of funding for WM Motor Technology, a Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer.
NSI Ventures has reached a first close of approximately $60 million on its second Southeast Asia venture capital fund and also participated in a $5 million Series A round for Singapore-based digital healthcare company Biofourmis.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, is considering a commitment of up to $20 million in the third India-focused vehicle of Lighthouse Funds.
GenBridge Capital, a private equity firm set up by former executives from Chinese online retailer JD.com and TPG Capital, has closed its debut consumer-focused fund at the hard cap of $500 million.