The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a lawsuit against two Chinese executives from Puda Coal, accusing them of shifting its main asset to a third-party company and then selling a stake to CITIC Trust. Ming Zhao and Liping Zhu, chairman and CEO respectively, didn’t disclose their actions and went on to raise $115 million from investors after listing the company in the US.
The lawsuit is the first to be filed as part of an SEC investigation of accounting irregularities at overseas companies listed in the US, particularly Chinese firms that completed reverse takeovers (RTOs)....
Everstone Capital has invested $8 million in Indian customer experience management (CEM) solutions provider Servion Global Solutions, raising its total stake in the company to $74 million.
Malaysian telecommunications conglomerate Axiata has led a $23 million investment in early-stage Australian advertising technology company Unlockd.
Global and regional private equity firms are increasingly turning their attentions to Vietnam, reassured by the country’s relative economic stability and impressed by the rising number of investable companies.
Navis Capital has agreed to sell its controlling stake in Australia’s Retail Apparel Group (RAG) to The Foschini Group of South Africa in a deal worth A$302.5 million ($225 million).