Japan's Orix Corporation will invest in Mongolia Opportunities Fund I, reputedly the country's first ever private equity vehicle. Orix aims to use the fund, established by Mongolia Opportunities Partners, to make its own first investments in country.
Mongolia Opportunities Partners was founded in 2009 and its maiden fund was set up in June 2011 with a target of $50 million. It targets high-growth sectors of the Mongolian economy such as mining, infrastructure...
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.