IMoney Group, a Malaysia-based financial comparison start-up backed by Jungle Ventures, has received approximately MYR13 million ($4 million) from iSelect, an Australia Securities Exchange-listed online comparison service.
Venture | 26 Sep 2014 |
Australia-based invoicing app Invoice2go has received $35 million in a Series A round of funding led by Accel Partners and Ribbit Capital. The company was founded in 2002 but this is its first external funding.
Venture | 26 Sep 2014 |
CHAMP Private Equity is in talks with New Zealand-based chemicals manufacturer Nuplex Industries over the potential acquisition of its distribution and plastics additives businesses.
Buyouts | 25 Sep 2014 |
David Liu and Ming Lu have been appointed co-heads of Asia private equity at KKR as several members of the firm’s leadership team across the region assume additional responsibilities. Joe Bae remains head of KKR Asia and chairman of the regional investment...
People | 24 Sep 2014 |
Archer Capital is said to be seeking an Asian partner to invest in Brownes Dairy and help the milk producer market its products overseas, particularly in China.
Exits | 22 Sep 2014 |
A consortium featuring Partners Group and a string of strategic investors has won the tender to operate Sydney’s North West Rail Link, Australia’s largest public transport infrastructure project and one of the biggest public-private partnerships (PPP)...
Infrastructure | 22 Sep 2014 |
Lazard Australia Private Equity has acquired a majority interest in Skybridge, an Australian satellite broadband services provider, for an undisclosed sum.
Buyouts | 22 Sep 2014 |
Shuttlerock, a New Zealand-based visual marketing software company, has raised $2.35 million in a Series A round of funding.
Early stage | 19 Sep 2014 |
Square Peg Capital, the Australia-based venture capital firm founded by the co-founder of job search site Seek is looking to expand overseas, with plans to invest up to A$100 million a year in Israel and the US.
Australasia | 18 Sep 2014 |
SAI Global, the Australian risk management and standards compliance business that launched a sale process after receiving a A$1.1 billion ($1 billion) buyout offer from Pacific Equity Partners (PEP), has received no final bids for the entire company....
Buyouts | 17 Sep 2014 |
More start-ups are tapping crowdfunding platforms for capital. How well prepared are Asian markets to accommodate the phenomenon and what does its emergence mean for venture capital investors?
Fundraising | 17 Sep 2014 |
Anchorage Capital Partners has exited the remainder of its stake in Australian electronics retailer Dick Smith Holdings, generating a more than 4x return on its investment after a two-year holding period.
Exits | 16 Sep 2014 |
Australian risk management and standards compliance business SAI Global – which is subject to a takeover bid from Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) and KKR – has extended the deadline for other offers.
Buyouts | 15 Sep 2014 |
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