Hong Kong-listed solar cell manufacturer Shunfeng Photovoltaic International has commited JPY7.5 billion ($74 million) to an unnamed Japanese solar power-focused fund.
North Asia | 24 Jul 2014 |
CLSA Capital Partners (CLSACP) launched a KRW300 billion ($295 million) global co-investment fund in partnership with South Korean tire manufacturer Nexen. The primary LP is the National Pension Service of Korea (NPS).
Fundraising | 24 Jul 2014 |
Japanese venture capital firm Tsukuba Technology Seed (TTS) has teamed up with the UK's Adapt Low Carbon Group to launch an Anglo-Japanese VC fund focusing on agricultural innovation.
Industrials | 23 Jul 2014 |
Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has appointed Hiromichi Mizuno, a partner at secondaries specialist Coller Capital, to its investment committee.
North Asia | 21 Jul 2014 |
Hachimenroppi, a Japanese start-up that operates an IT-enabled fresh fish distribution platform, has secured JPY450 million ($4.4 million) in funding from Recruit Holdings, YJ Capital, DeNA, and Monex Ventures.
North Asia | 21 Jul 2014 |
A consortium led by Japanese financial group Orix Corp. has agreed to acquire a majority stake in South Korea's Hyundai Logisitics.
North Asia | 18 Jul 2014 |
Private equity investors are seeing more control deals in emerging Asian markets traditionally dominated by growth capital, which in turn gives LPs greater visibility as to GPs’ operational capabilities.
Buyouts | 17 Jul 2014 |
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North Asia | 16 Jul 2014 |
Japanese telecoms giant KDDI will partner with 13 other corporates to create a start-up incubator targeting internet-related businesses.
North Asia | 14 Jul 2014 |
Universal Studios Japan (USJ) - a theme park operator backed by Goldman Sachs, PAG, MBK Partners and US hedge fund Owl Creek - is looking to list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
North Asia | 11 Jul 2014 |
Japanese tech giant Gree has led a $4.5 million Series A-1 round of funding for HotelQickly, a Hong Kong-headquartered last-minute hotel booking platform.
North Asia | 10 Jul 2014 |
Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ and Fidelity Growth Partners have taken part in $24 million round for US-based Cloudian, a hybrid cloud storage solutions provider.
North America | 09 Jul 2014 |
The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) has joined Mitsubishi Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in acquiring a stake in Middle Eastern water treatment firm Metito.
North Asia | 08 Jul 2014 |
Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) has closed its fourth Asian fund at approximately $1.7 billion. The vehicle launched in mid-2012 with a target of $1.5 billion and reached a first close later that year of around $750 million.
Fundraising | 07 Jul 2014 |
A Goldman Sachs-led consortium has acquired a controlling stake in the industrial gas business of South Korean conglomerate Daesung Group for $400 million, including $200 million in convertible bonds.
Buyouts | 07 Jul 2014 |
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