Local Measure, an Australian analytics technology provider servicing the tourism industry, has raised $3.4 million for an expansion effort that will include opening new offices in Los Angeles and Dubai.
The Dietrich Foundation has an unusually large allocation to PE and VC, and to China venture capital in particular. CIO Edward J. Grefenstette discusses the considerations that underpin this exposure
US-based VC investor OpenView has committed $25 million in Series A funding to Australian workforce management software developer Deputy.
Bain Capital Private Equity has teamed up with Chinese supermarket chain Yonghui Superstores to buy Daymon Worldwide, a global retailer services company that specializes in areas such as branding, sourcing and marketing, for $413 million including debt.
Ilfryn Carstairs, co-CIO of Värde Partners, discusses distress and structured credit opportunities globally and in Asia
Beijing Shiji Information Technology, a big data services provider for hotels, has acquired a majority stake in US-based ReviewPro, a VC-backed company with a suite of complementary products.
Australia’s AMP Capital has reached a final close of $2.4 billion on its second global infrastructure fund, exceeding the target of $2 billion.
Apax Partners has sold a 48% stake in GlobalLogic, an IT outsourcing company founded by several Indian entrepreneurs and which continues to have a sizeable presence in the country, to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).
Michael Chu, global co-CEO at L Catterton, and Ravi Thakran, managing partner and chairman of L Catterton Asia, discuss the merger of Catterton and L Capital
Atlassian, an enterprise software company founded in Sydney and now listed on NASDAQ, has acquired Trello, a VC-backed US start-up that develops software intended to facilitate collaboration and teamwork.
Australia’s Future Fund has participated in a $45 million Series C round of funding for US-based data protection company Bitglass, joining existing investors such as Singapore’s Singtel Innov8.
Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics has launched a $150 million global venture capital fund via its US-based incubation and acceleration unit.
Early-stage investor SOS Ventures – known for accelerator programs such as China-based HAX and Chinaccelerator – has closed its third global VC fund at $150 million.
China-based Hillhouse Capital will invest $250 million in Magento Commerce, which provides transaction-processing software to e-commerce players, and help the company expand in Asia.
Controls on capital outflows imposed by Beijing and concerns about a more aggressive trade policy out of Washington mean Chinese investment in the US is unlikely to match 2016's highs, but this is not necessarily bad for Chinese PE investors
AEA Investors-owned ThreeSixty Group, a China and US-based business that designs, sources and distributes consumer products for US retailers, has acquired lifestyle brand The Sharper Image from Iconix Brand Group for $100 million.
Singapore’s GIC Private has teamed up with China’s Tencent Holdings and NavInfo – a digital maps and location services provider backed by Tencent – to acquire a 10% stake in Here, a US-headquartered open location company.
Claris Lifesciences, an Indian drug maker with several PE backers, has agreed to exit its injectables division to US-based generic pharmaceutical developer Baxter International.
GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, is set to take a minority stake in New York-listed IT services provider Neustar as part of a take-private led by US-based Golden Gate Capital that values the company at $2.9 billion.
H&Q Asia Pacific has participated in a $20 million round of funding for its US-based portfolio company One Inc, a maker of software-as-a-service (SaaS) products for the insurance industry.
Steven Barnes, a US-based managing director in Bain Capital Private Equity, on how GPs can stay ahead in investment environment characterized by high valuations, low growth, and a degree of uncertainty
George Hicks, CEO and CIO of global credit investor Värde, on looking beyond big default cycles, taking advantage of bank retrenchment opportunities, and the importance of building strong local teams
Taiwan-based IT hardware manufacturer Wistron has partnered with US investor Fenox Venture Capital to launch a $20 million fund to help international technology start-ups access Asian markets.
Rui Ma, Greater China partner at Silicon Valley-based investor 500 Startups, has left the firm and set up her own early-stage fund-of-funds to invest in US GPs.