The Carlyle Group has promoted David Bluff, head of its buyout team in Australia and New Zealand, to partner. He was previously a managing director with the firm.
Based in Sydney, Bluff joined Carlyle in 2008 from SABMiller where he was responsible for acquisitions in Europe and the Americas. He assumed responsibility for Australasia buyout activities from Simon...
Space Cycle, a boutique fitness studio chain operating in mainland China and Taiwan, has raised a RMB100 million ($15.6 million) Series B round of funding led by Alibaba Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund.
Creador is targeting $500 million for its fourth Southeast Asia and India-focused fund. The private equity firm closed its previous vehicle at $415 million in late 2016.
SBI Investment, the VC arm of Japan’s SBI Holdings, has launched a JPY50 billion ($450 million) fund that will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology.
Singapore’s Temasek Holdings has led a Series C round of undisclosed size for Rokid, a Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) developer focused on home automation devices.