Changes to Indonesia’s “negative list” are expected to open up the country to more foreign investment, but private equity players will have to remember to tread cautiously
Indonesia’s government is serious about supporting VC investment, but regulatory inconsistency continues to slow development of the industry. Participants say engagement with major players is essential
With a remit to target cross-border investments that incorporate China and Southeast Asia, NDE Capital is an active player in Indonesia. John Lin, the firm’s managing partner, explains why he is bullish about the market
Investors need to familiarize themselves with Southeast Asia's venture capital market so as not to miss out on a fast-developing opportunity
TVM Capital Healthcare Partners, which focuses on healthcare investments in emerging markets, has deepened its coverage of Southeast Asia with the appointment of one operating partner and two senior advisors in Singapore.
Khazanah Nasional, an investment fund controlled by the Malaysian government, has led a $170 million Series D round for Singapore-headquartered mobile internet and gaming platform Garena at a post-deal valuation that AVCJ understands to be more than $3.75...
Dymon Asia Private Equity is leading a consortium to take a controlling stake in catering company Select Group for SGD40 million ($29.3 million).
InnoVen Capital, the venture debt firm backed by Temasek and UOB, sees considerable opportunities in Southeast Asia's entrepreneurial community, which the firm's CEO for Singapore and Southeast Asia Chin Chao sees as improving faster than expected.
China’s Vision Knight Capital has led a $20 million Series B round for Singapore-based online shopping platform 65daigou, which recently rebranded as Ezbuy.
Gobi Partners and Malaysia Venture Capital Management (Mavcap) have launched a MYR60 million ($14.5 million) fund that will make seed-stage investments across Southeast Asia.
Singapore-based venture capital firm DMP has led a $2.5 million Series A round for clinical services marketplace Medical Departures.
Advent International has closed its eighth global fund at the hard cap of $13 billion after approximately six months in the market.
MoMo provides an online bridge to Vietnamese consumers whose needs are not met by the country's traditional financial services infrastructure. Standard Chartered Private Equity is sponsoring further growth
By offering lower fees and faster turnarounds than Western Union and PayPal, InstaRem hopes to steal a march on its rivals and build a truly Asia-focused money transfer platform
Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) and Goldman Sachs have invested a combined $28 million in M_Service, the operator behind Vietnamese mobile e-wallet platform MoMo.
Malaysian PE firm Ekuinas is set to consolidate its control of the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) after Sapura Resources agreed to sell its stake in the group, plus related education assets, for MYR247 million ($60.9 million).
Gunosy, a listed Japanese news app backed by VC firms Jafco and B Dash Ventures, has committed IDR67 billion ($5 million) to Kurio, a similar company based in Indonesia.
Singapore-based fintech start-up InstaRem has raised a $5 million Series A round led by Vertex Ventures, the VC arm of Temasek Holdings.
AID Partners is poised to list the HMV Asia business in Hong Kong through a reverse merger, a couple of weeks after making a partial exit from the music and movie retailer to Japan’s World Innovation Lab (WiL).
Singapore’s GIC Private and Temasek Holdings, Malaysia’s Khazanah Nasional, and China’s Primavera Capital have joined the latest funding round in Cainiao Network Technology, a logistics platform launched by Alibaba Group.
Malaysia-based VC-backed internet television service Iflix has attracted $45 million of strategic investment from fellow Netflix rivals, including European broadcaster Sky, to expand the company’s business across Southeast Asia.
Thailand-focused GP Lakeshore Capital Partners has invested an undisclosed amount in digital marketing service provider ReadyPlanet.
US-based accelerator 500 Startups has launched its latest country-specific fund with a target of $10 million for investments in Vietnam.
Malaysian health and wellness company PurelyB has acquired Singaporean yoga lifestyle website Stretch City.