Infrastructure and late-stage technology among the few investment bright spots; renminbi vehicles dominate the fundraising landscape; public market instability undermines exit plans
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
Southeast Asia-focused ride-hailing app operator Grab has agreed to a strategic partnership with Honda that will include an investment from the car maker.
Germany-based start-up developer Rocket Internet has sold its entire stake in emerging markets-focused food delivery app Foodpanda to the company's main global competitor, Delivery Hero.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, will partner with Vietnam's State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) to help execute its divestment plan and explore co-financing opportunities.
William Klippgen, founder of Singapore’s InseadAlum Ventures, and Michael Blakey, director of UK-based Avonmore Developments have set up Cocoon Capital, a Singapore firm with a S$10 million ($7.1 million) debut seed fund targeting Southeast Asia and...
Jungle Ventures' latest fund aims to help start-ups in Southeast Asia reach their potential through cross-border collaboration
GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, has committed to invest up to IDR3.5 trillion ($261 million) in Indonesian cinema operator Nusantara Sejahtera Raya (NSR).
Singapore-based Jungle Ventures has reached a final close of $100 million on its second fund, which will target Southeast Asian technology start-ups.
Singapore’s Leonie Hill Capital is backing a $200 million venture fund for the aviation and aerospace industry alongside US-based Starburst Accelerator.
Malaysian gym membership app KFit, whose VC backers include Sequoia Capital and Venturra Capital, has acquired Groupon Malaysia.
Asia Climate Partners, a fund set up by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Orix Corp, and Robeco Institutional Asset Management, has committed $20 million to US-based energy storage technology developer Fluidic Energy.
Delta Capital Myanmar, formerly known as PMM Partners, has reach a first close on its second Myanmar-focused fund at $30 million. The full target is $100 million.
Singapore-based private equity firm Tembusu Partners has teamed up with Shengdong Pang, founder of Chinese start-ups 2345.com and 51.com, to build ties between nascent software companies in China and Southeast Asia.
Vertex Ventures, the VC arm of Singapore's Temasek Holdings, has led a $5.5 million seed round for Singapore-based co-working space developer Spacemob.
Singapore’s GIC Private has promoted Chow-Kiat Lim, currently its group chief investment officer, to the post of CEO, replacing Siong-Guan Lim, who will retire.
Falcon House Capital comfortably beat the target for its second Indonesia-focused fund, raising $400 million for deployment in middle-market consumer sector businesses
Hong Kong introduced legislation intended to give private equity investors greater tax certainty, but the implementation guidelines have moved it further from this goal. The implications could be wide-ranging
Falcon House Partners has closed its second Indonesia-focused fund at the hard cap of $400 million, buoyed by continued optimism about the rise of domestic consumption and a favorable response to the Widodo administration’s policies.
Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) has invested $40 million in N Kid, a Vietnam-based children’s media platform and retailer.
Thai agro-industrial giant Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has acquired frozen meals specialist Bellisio from US private equity firm Centre Partners for $1.1 billion.
Sequoia Capital China has led a Series C round of funding for Singapore-based Patsnap, a web-based intellectual property analytics and management software developer.
Although a low oil price environment has created interesting inroads for PE investors seeking exposure to Asia’s growing energy consumption story, challenges of timing and targeting have slowed uptake
Singapore's move to strengthen its financial technology ecosystem underlines the importance of creating appropriate infrastructure and incentives for start-ups in the space