Creador is targeting $500 million for its fourth Southeast Asia and India-focused fund. The private equity firm closed its previous vehicle at $415 million in late 2016.
Malaysian government-backed private equity investor Ekuinas has exited its majority stake in private school chain Tenby Education Group to International Schools Partnership (ISP).
KV Asia Capital sees strong growth potential for the education sector in Southeast Asia. The firm’s latest investment in Malaysia-based APIIT Education Group reflects confidence in this vision
Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is partnering with two state-sponsored academic institutions to launch a start-up accelerator focused on technology related to legal practices.
Emerald Media, a pan-Asian media and entertainment platform backed by KKR, has acquired a majority stake in Cosmos-Maya, an animation studio based in Singapore and India.
South Korean automaker Hyundai has joined the latest funding round for Southeast Asia-based ride-hailing platform Grab. The move comes five months after Toyota also backed the company.
KV Asia Capital has supported a management buyout of APIIT Education Group, the holding company for several primary, secondary and tertiary education assets in Malaysia, from Ekuinas for an enterprise valuation of MYR725 million ($180 million).
Chinese internet giant Baidu has launched a $200 million fund with Singapore technology conglomerate Asia Mobility Industries (AMI) that will focus on autonomous driving and intelligent transportation.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has invested $40 million in Indonesian lender Radana Bhaskara Finance as part of a support program for local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Affinity Equity Partners has completed a first and final close on its fifth pan-Asian fund at the hard cap of $6 billion.
Singapore’s Temasek Holdings has led an $80 million funding round for domestic biopharmaceutical company Tessa Therapeutics with support from a number of venture and growth capital investors.
Global A&T Electronics, a Singapore-headquartered provider of assembly and test services for semiconductor chips that is controlled by Affinity Equity Partners and TPG Capital, has filed for bankruptcy in the US.
Affinity Equity Partners has agreed to acquire the Malaysia-based assets of Laureate Education – a private equity-controlled global network of higher education institutions – for $180 million.
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Malaysian government-backed PE firm Ekuinas has acquired domestic lighting design company Davex for MYR255 million ($62.5 million).
Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has launched a Singapore-based accelerator program in conjunction with Techstars. It is Techstars’ first program in an Asian city.
Finstar Financial Group, a Russia-based private equity firm focused on financial technology, will invest $50 million in an existing portfolio company as part of a Southeast Asian mobile consumer lending agenda.
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NSI Ventures has reached a first close of approximately $60 million on its second Southeast Asia venture capital fund and also participated in a $5 million Series A round for Singapore-based digital healthcare company Biofourmis.
Singapore-headquartered Ascenz, a provider of performance solutions for ships, has been acquired by French engineering company Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), facilitating an exit for investors including Red Dot Ventures.
Finding ways to implement environment, social and governance (ESG) policies and track performance with greater consistency has become a priority for some – but by no means all – Asian GPs
Wai Hoong Fock, who leads General Atlantic’s Southeast Asia business, has been promoted to managing director.
Diane Raposio, who leads KKR’s fundraising activities in Asia, and Jaka Prasetya, the firm’s Indonesia head, have both been promoted to partner level.
Shareholders have voted in favor of a S$15.9 billion ($11.5 billion) acquisition of Singapore-listed warehouse operator Global Logistic Properties (GLP) by a consortium that includes Hopu Investment and Hillhouse Capital.