Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has launched a $100 million fund for investments in financial technology start-ups worldwide.
North Asia | 13 Nov 2015 |
China's Tsing Capital has co-led a $22 million round, with BASF Venture Capital, for QD Vision, a US-based display technology developer with sizeable exposure to Chinese manufacturers.
North America | 10 Nov 2015 |
Tanya Carmichael, director of global funds and private capital for the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP), has been appointed to chair the board of directors for the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA).
North America | 09 Nov 2015 |
Chicago-based private equity firm Wind Point Partners has acquired Daemyung Optical, South Korea’s second-largest manufacturer of optical lenses. Financial terms were not disclosed.
North Asia | 06 Nov 2015 |
The technology boom has seen a large amount of capital enter start-ups in the online-to-offline (O2O) and mobile consumer spaces, and VC investors think there are still plenty of innovative start-ups worth backing.
Venture | 04 Nov 2015 |
Oaktree Capital Management has been following a mantra of “move forward, but with caution,” since 2011, and Howard Marks, the firm’s chairman, told AVCJ earlier this year that he has seen no reason to change this outlook.
North America | 02 Nov 2015 |
Billionaire investor Marc Ladreit de Lacharriere, the CEO of French financial services firm Fimalac, has bought a 5% stake in Warburg Pincus and become a senior strategic partner at the firm.
North America | 30 Oct 2015 |
Dutch electronics giant Philips has cast doubt on the sale of its LED components and automotive lighting unit to a Chinese private equity consortium as it emerged that US regulators were looking into the deal.
Buyouts | 27 Oct 2015 |
Singapore Post buys TradeGlobal from Bregal Sagemount as part of a push from traditional mail delivery and into global e-commerce
Exits | 20 Oct 2015
Singapore Post (SingPost) has bought US-based online commerce provider TradeGlobal from its private equity backer Bregal Sagemount for $169 million.
Southeast Asia | 16 Oct 2015 |
SoftBank Corp. has led a $59 million Series C round of funding for US-based Cybereason and will help the company distribute its cyber-security platform in the Japanese market.
North Asia | 14 Oct 2015 |
Start-up funding platform AngelList has raised a $400 million early-stage focused fund from CSC Venture Capital, the US arm of private equity firm China Science & Merchants Investment Management Group, also known as CSC Group.
Greater China | 13 Oct 2015 |
Singapore's Temasek Holdings is supporting the $67 billion acquisition of data storage and cloud computing company EMC Corporation by US-based computer maker Dell. Other backers include Silver Lake and MSD Partners.
North America | 13 Oct 2015 |
PLDT Capital, the recently-formed investment arm of Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT), has committed $10 million to US mobile app development platform Phunware and will support expansion in Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asia | 09 Oct 2015 |
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