World Innovation Lab (WiL) has led a JPY1.1 billion ($10.6 million) investment in Japanese social media-oriented restaurant guide operator Retty.
Clio Cosmetics hopes to leverage Korea's entertainment appeal throughout Asia
Wonder Workshop, the children's robotics manufacturer that recently agreed a distribution partnership with Chinese online retailer JD.com, has raised a $20 million Series B round to support further expansion in China.
Ekuinas, a private equity firm backed by the Malaysian government, has acquired a 35% interest in Al-Ikhsan Sports, the country’s leading sportswear retailer, for MYR68.6 million ($16.9 million).
Japanese corporate analytics platform Abeja has raised a JPY530 million ($5 million) Series B round from Innovation Corporation of Japan (INCJ) and Archetype Ventures.
Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) has led a $16 million funding round for Tokyo-based chemical sensor developer Atonarp.
Bluestone's work to reshape India's jewelry industry and change customers' attitudes appeals to the domestic VC firm
IDG Capital partners has led a consortium to buy Ledvance, the lamps business of German lighting manufacturer Osram, for more than EUR400 million ($440 million).
Myntra, the Indian fashion retailer backed by e-commerce giant Flipkart, has agreed to buy its main rival Jabong from Rocket Internet's Global Fashion Group (GFG).
Singapore’s Temasek Holdings has led a $105 million Series F round of funding in Sprinklr, a US-based social media company targeting growth in Asia Pacific.
Indian classifieds site Quikr has acquired Hiree, an online hiring platform focused on white collar jobs and backed by IDG Ventures.
Australian life sciences-focused VC firm Brandon Capital has expanded the mandate of its third Medical Research Commercialization Fund (MRCF) to include New Zealand.
Yonghong Tech, a Chinese big data analytics software provider, has raised RMB200 million ($30 million) in Series C funding from Tencent Holdings’ VC unit, Yuansheng Capital, Oriental Fortune Capital, and Matrix Partners.
Thailand's Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) has formally announced a financial technology investment strategy aimed at improving customer experience while encouraging domestic start-ups to keep up with changes in the global market.
Bertelsmann India Investments has led a INR1.12 billion ($17 million) Series B round of funding for Indian budget hotel chain Treebo.
Rocket Internet and Sweden's AB Kinnevik have committed another EUR30 million ($33 million) to emerging markets-focused online fashion portal Global Fashion Group (GFG).
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, has proposed a $15 million investment in Indian education start-up Byju’s.
L Capital Asia – the private equity arm of luxury goods giant LVMH – has acquired a minority stake in Clio Cosmetics, a South Korea-based color cosmetics manufacturer, for an undisclosed sum.
China Growth Capital has led a $10 million Series B-plus round of funding for Austria-based media company Juzi Entertainment. It brings the Series B to $25 million overall.
China’s PGA Venture Partners has led a $4.5 million Series A round of funding for Hong Kong-based financial services software provider Quantifeed.
Japan’s SBI Investment has led a $17.5 million Series B funding round for Thailand-based online payment services provider Omise.
CDC Group, the UK government-owned development finance institution (DFI), has agreed to invest INR10 billion ($149 million) in IIFL Holdings’ non-banking finance company (NBFC) India Infoline Finance.
Henry Kravis, co-founder of KKR, emphasized the importance of Asia’s rising middle class and the diversification of his firm’s investment approach as continued volatility globally is likely to deliver both uncertainty and opportunity.
New Zealand-listed health food and supplements producer Oceania Natural has secured HK$19.5 ($2.5 million) from a group of domestic and Chinese investors for the establishment of a Hong Kong subsidiary.