Tencent has teamed up Korean online games developer Wemade Entertainment to invest KRW92 billion ($80 million) in Kakoo Talk, a popular Korean mobile messaging application.
The Chinese internet firm purchased 3.6 million shares, or a 13.8% stake, at KRW20,000 per share, while Wemade took 1 million shares, or 3.8%, according to South Korea newspaper The Chosun Ilbo. Kakoo...
J-Star has closed its third Japan-focused buyout fund at the hard cap of JPY32.5 billion ($291 million), having launched the vehicle last summer with a target of JPY30 billion.
CDH Investments has teamed up with Hillhouse Capital on a proposed HK$53.1 billion ($6.8 billion) privatization of Belle International, a Chinese shoe retailer that it first backed in 2005 and took public two years later.
HQ Equita, a Germany-based mid-market buyout firm controlled by HQ Capital, has agreed the sale of transportation industry supplier Isolite to Japan’s Hitachi Chemical.
Japanese private equity firm NSSK has acquired Bunkasha Publishing, a domestic media group focused on manga comics in both print and digital formats.