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...
Morningside Venture Capital, a China-focused early-stage VC firm that used to manage only US dollar-denominated funds, has closed its first renminbi vehicle at RMB1 billion ($143 million).
TPG Capital has agreed to acquire a controlling position in Vietnam Australia International School (VAS), facilitating an exit for existing backers Mekong Capital and Denmark-based MAJ Invest.
Apax Partners has agreed to invest $388 million in Guotai Junan Securities as the largest cornerstone investor in the Chinese brokerage’s HK$16.5 billion ($2.1 billion) Hong Kong IPO.
Consumer-focused GP ClearVue Partners has led a RMB200 million ($30 million) Series B round of funding for I Believe, a Chinese convenience store operator.