A consortium comprising CITIC Capital, Suzhou-based Oriza Holdings and China Merchants Group has bought a 25% stake in China’s SF Express, a Shenzhen-headquartered express delivery services provider. Financial details were not disclosed.
CITIC Capital will invest through its debut renminbi-denominated fund - CITIC Capital (Tianjin) Equity Investment Partnership. The fund held a first close of RMB3 billion in 2011 and counts the National...
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.