East Ventures has led a JPY64.8 million ($633,000) round of seed funding in Moi Corp., the Japanese company behind social video application TwitCasting.
North Asia | 24 May 2013 |
VC-backed Chinese online retailer LightInTheBox plans to raise up to $87 million through its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Greater China | 24 May 2013 |
Zalora, a Hong Kong-based online fashion and beauty retailer owned by German VC firm Rocket Internet, has closed a $100 million round of financing from Investment AB Kinnevik, Verlinvest and return backers Summit Partners and Tengelmann Group - which...
Venture | 24 May 2013 |
Korean start-up accelerator SparkLabs has selected a second class of 10 for its mentoring program. The program is three months in length and provides funding, office space and access to a network of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and angel investors....
Venture | 23 May 2013 |
Indian venture capital firm Kae Capital has invested an undisclosed amount for a minority stake in Intap Labs, the start-up behind language-learning platform CultureAlley.com.
South Asia | 23 May 2013 |
Chinese private equity firm Cathay Fortune Corporation (CFC) has made a renewed takeover bid for Australia-listed mining company Discovery Metals. The offer is the latest development in ongoing spat between CFC and Discovery Metals, whose principal asset...
Australasia | 22 May 2013 |
Asia Mezzanine Capital Group (AMCG) has invested in $30 million in Chevalier International Holdings, aiding its acquisition of Australia's Moraitis, a fruit and vegetable wholesaler backed by Catalyst Investment Managers. AMCG provided the financing via...
Greater China | 22 May 2013 |
Liu Jianjun, a senor official at the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) who oversaw the private equity division, has been handed a leading role within the China Securities Regulatory Commission's (CSRC) fund department. The move comes amid...
Greater China | 22 May 2013 |
Japan is expected to emerge as a hotspot for restructuring over the next 12 months as domestic industries consolidate and foreign multinationals reassess their activities in a weak and demographically challenged consumer market. South Korea and Japan...
Distressed/Special Situations | 21 May 2013 |
Sequoia Capital, Catamaran Investment and FootPrint Ventures have put $8 million (INR 440 million) into Hector Beverages, owners of energy drink brand Tzinga.
South Asia | 21 May 2013 |
Goldman Sachs has sold its remaining stake in Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the nation's largest lender, for around $1.1 billion - seven years after its first investment.
Buyout | 21 May 2013 |
China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), which overseas $3.2 trillion in foreign currency reserves, is said to set up a New York operation to invest in private equity, real estate and other US assets. The move is seen as part of the...
Greater China | 21 May 2013 |
Quadrant Private Equity has exited its investment in fertility services provider Virtus Health via a A$339 million ($330 million) IPO, while making another partial exit from retirement village chain Summerset.
Australasia | 20 May 2013 |
KKR is said to be targeting INR20 billion ($365 million) for an India debt fund that will invest in mezzanine and structured credit instruments. Its India Alternative Credit Opportunities Fund I was registered with the Securities and Exchange Board of...
South Asia | 16 May 2013 |
Tokyo-based venture firm Globis Capital Partners has reached a first close on its fourth fund a JPY8 billion ($78 million). Globis Fund IV, will focus on Japanese companies looking to capitalize on high-growth Asian markets as well as those in the domestic...
North Asia | 16 May 2013 |
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