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Sea, the Singapore-headquartered mobile internet and gaming platform formerly known as Garena, has filed to list on the New York Stock Exchange.
Steven Okun, until recently KKR’s director of public affairs for Asia Pacific, has been appointed ASEAN representative for EMPEA, a global industry association for private capital in emerging markets.
East Ventures has launched a $30 million Southeast Asia fund that will make seed to Series A investments in technology start-ups, with an emphasis on Indonesia.
Tower Capital Asia is supporting a take-private bid for Poh Tiong Choon Logistics that values the Singapore-listed company at approximately S$275 million ($204 million).
Krungsri Finnovate, the VC arm of Thai financial institution Bank of Ayudhya, has led a $3.2 million Series A round for domestic financial technology start-up Finnomena.
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Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF) has invested S$16 million ($12 million) in new cybersecurity projects, with a view to strengthening the country’s R&D capabilities in this area.
Japan’s Mizuho Bank has launched a private equity fund focused on middle-market companies in the ASEAN region with a target corpus of $250 million.
Southeast Asia-focused Provident Capital has partnered with Chinese online retailer JD.com, JD Finance, and Thai conglomerate Central Group on an investment of up to $500 million in e-commerce and financial technology services in Thailand.
With a $45 million investment from Creador, Indonesian hospital chain Medikaloka Hermina is preparing its push to reach the country's underserved middle class
Insignia Ventures Partners, a Singapore-based VC firm founded by former Sequoia Capital India venture partner Yinglan Tan, has raised $25 million for its debut fund.
Following a happenstance job placement in healthcare investment, Abrar Mir developed a passion for the sector’s science and ethics. This underpinned the creation of Asia-focused Quadria Capital
Singapore investor Golden Equator Capital and Korean research organization C&R Healthcare Global have jointly launched an incubation program that will help Korean healthcare start-ups execute Asian expansions via Singapore.
Sequoia Capital India and Burda Principal Investments, the VC arm of German internet conglomerate Hubert Burda Media, have led a $17 million Series B round for Thailand-based online fashion marketplace Zilingo.
Government-owned Malaysia Debt Ventures (MDV) has launched its third fund with a view to investing up to MYR4 billion ($954 million) in technology companies across the next 20 years.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, is considering an investment of up to $200 million in listed financial institution Vietnam International Commercial Joint Stock Bank (VIB).
Creador has committed IDR600 billion ($45 million) to Indonesia-based hospital chain Medikaloka Hermina.
Online logistics platforms GoGoVan and 58 Suyun have combined their complementary business models to fuel their Asia expansion plans
Singapore-based private equity firm Point Hope is set to back a $50 million financial restructuring of listed domestic energy industry services provider Emas Offshore.
Singapore-based Armstrong Asset Management has secured a first exit from its Southeast Asia-focused cleantech fund, selling its entire stake in six solar projects controlled by Thailand’s Symbior Solar Siam.
DSG Partners Asia, which targets early-stage consumer opportunities in India and Southeast Asia, has closed its second fund at the hard cap of $50 million. Everstone Capital bought a 50% stake in the GP last year.
Toyota Tsusho, a division of Japanese automotive giant Toyota Group, has joined the latest funding round for Southeast Asian ride-hailing app operator Grab.
Navis Capital Partners has sold Cherry Valley Group (CVF), a duck genetics supplier and a breeder of Peking ducks, to Beijing Capital Agribusiness Group (Sunlon) and CITIC Agri Fund Management for an undisclosed sum.