Vertex Ventures, the VC arm of Singapore's Temasek Holdings, has received $600 million from its parent to invest in start-ups in China, the US and Israel.
Southeast Asia | 05 Oct 2015 |
Japanese technology giant SoftBank Group has led a $1 billion Series E round of funding for Social Finance (SoFi), a Silicon Valley online lending marketplace also backed by China social networking site Renren.
Technology | 05 Oct 2015 |
Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) has created an investment arm that will back start-ups in Silicon Valley and around the world.
Southeast Asia | 02 Oct 2015 |
H&Q Asia Pacific will invest $100 million to acquire land and develop a technology hub in Silicon Valley.
Venture | 30 Sep 2015 |
Bain Capital’s strategy of raising funds that are smaller than those of its longstanding industry peers has been beneficial in terms of generating co-investment opportunities, says Stephen Pagliuca, a managing director at the firm.
Buyout | 24 Sep 2015 |
China-based ride-hailing app operator Didi Kuaidi has invested $100 million in US counterpart Lyft as part of a strategic alliance between that will allow each company to use the other’s services.
Expansion | 18 Sep 2015 |
A subsidiary of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has acquired automotive equipment manufacturer Henniges Automotive Holdings from US mid-market buyout firm Littlejohn & Co.
Exits | 14 Sep 2015 |
Oaktree Capital Management will contribute to a $175 million restructuring package for Australian surfwear brand Quiksilver, which has voluntarily taken its US business into bankruptcy.
PIPEs | 10 Sep 2015 |
Charles R. Kaye, co-CEO at Warburg Pincus, discusses the growing importance of Asia to his firm, valuation bubbles in the technology space, and changes in the GP-LP relationship
People | 09 Sep 2015
The likes of Uber and Airbnb are looking for strategic partners to help them enter the China market. Can they do better than eBay and Amazon a decade ago, both of which were swamped by local competition
Technology | 09 Sep 2015
Paine & Partners’ proposed exit from North America-based seafood business Icicle Holdings to a company owned by Indonesia’s Soetantyo family has been terminated.
Exits | 08 Sep 2015 |
As Formation 8 prepares to launch an Asia fund, Brian Koo, co-founder of the venture capital firm, explains why the strategy has evolved from rolling out US technologies in Asia to backing local start-ups
Venture | 31 Aug 2015
PremjiInvest, the private investment firm for Wipro Enterprises Chairman Azim Premji, has led an $82 million Series F round for US-based field service software developer ServiceMax.
North America | 31 Aug 2015 |
Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group has agreed to buy World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), the leading global operator of Ironman events, from Providence Equity Partners for $650 million.
Greater China | 27 Aug 2015 |
Twenty years after Warburg Pincus set up shop in Asia, the region accounts for one third of the firm’s headcount and approximately one third of its most recent global fund. However, Charles R. Kaye, co-CEO of Warburg Pincus, is non-committal when asked...
North America | 26 Aug 2015 |
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