Siguler Guff faced two particular challenges when raising its third BRIC opportunities fund: one foreseen and well prepared for; the other more out of leftfield.
The first was the departure of Patricia Dinneen, longstanding portfolio manager for the firm's investments in emerging markets. Dinneen had made no secret of her plans to leave and the handover to Ralph...
Baidu Capital, a VC firm backed by Chinese search engine Baidu, has led a round of funding for WM Motor Technology, a Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer.
NSI Ventures has reached a first close of approximately $60 million on its second Southeast Asia venture capital fund and also participated in a $5 million Series A round for Singapore-based digital healthcare company Biofourmis.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, is considering a commitment of up to $20 million in the third India-focused vehicle of Lighthouse Funds.
GenBridge Capital, a private equity firm set up by former executives from Chinese online retailer JD.com and TPG Capital, has closed its debut consumer-focused fund at the hard cap of $500 million.