SBI Investment, the VC arm of Japan's SBI Holdings, has agreed to lead a Series B round for US-based bitcoin exchange Kraken.
New York-based adaptive learning system developer Knewton has raised $52 million from a consortium of investors including EDBI - the corporate VC arm of Singapore's Economic Development Board - and Chinese education company TAL Education Group.
Hua Capital Management, CITIC Capital and Goldstone Investment have completed their acquisition of US-listed chipmaker OmniVision Technologies in a deal worth $1.9 billion.
Qubole, a big data firm based in India and the US, has raised a $30 million Series C round led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP).
Northern Light Venture Capital has joined a $25 million Series D round for US online security start-up Shape Security, with a view to supporting the company's expansion in China.
Jin-Yong Cai, the former executive vice president and CEO of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, has been named a partner at TPG Capital.
Popular belief in the US that China is playing catch-up or copycat on technology is misguided, according to Andrew Chung, a managing partner at Khosla Ventures, who claims to see incredible amounts of innovation taking place in the country.
L Capital, a private equity firm sponsored by luxury goods giant LVMH, will merge with consumer-focused GP Catterton to form L Catterton.
Jonathan Lavine, managing partner at Sankaty Advisors, explains the firm’s strategy in Asia and globally. The following is taken from an interview for AVCJ TV conducted in the summer of 2015
Thai Union Frozen Products’ $1.5 billion acquisition of Bumble Bee Seafoods from Lion Capital has been abandoned after the US Department of Justice informed the companies that it was concerned the deal would harm competition.
Blue Whale Energy, a China-based energy investment firm, has agreed to buy the oil and gas exploration and production assets of Tall City Exploration – a Denham Capital portfolio company – for $803 million.
Driven by a combination of professional ambition and family considerations, Huoy-Ming Yeh has experienced the start-up space in China and the US. She now wants to put this to good use with Upshot
Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has launched a $100 million fund for investments in financial technology start-ups worldwide.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Singapore Post buys TradeGlobal from Bregal Sagemount as part of a push from traditional mail delivery and into global e-commerce
Singapore Post (SingPost) has bought US-based online commerce provider TradeGlobal from its private equity backer Bregal Sagemount for $169 million.
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.
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.