Baird Capital has acquired a minority stake in Nirvana Asia, a funeral services business that was privatized by CVC Capital Partners in 2016 in conjunction with the company’s founder.
Chinese PE firm Yunfeng Capital and Hong Kong-listed medical device manufacturer MicroPort Scientific Corporation will acquire US-listed LivaNova's cardiac rhythm management (CRM) business for $190 million in cash.
KKday, a Taiwan-based start-up that helps tourists find local activities, has secured $10.5 million Series B round of funding led by Japanese travel agent HIS, with participation from existing backer MindWorks Ventures.
Hong Kong-listed education sector investor China First Capital Group (CFCG) has launched a $200 million fund that will establish and acquire preschools in China.
Orchestra Private Equity, a GP that focuses on Korea-Japan cross-border transactions, has invested KRW61 billion ($56 million) for an 87% stake in Seoul Vision, a Korean post-production house for TV commercials.
Lightspeed Venture Partners and DST Global founder Yuri Milner have backed a $50 million Series B round for Indian B2B e-commerce start-up Udaan. It follows a $10 million Series A led by Lightspeed in 2016.
Cathay Capital Private Equity, a cross-border PE firm focusing on China, Europe and the US, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in German auto-parts maker E. Winkemann from Equistone Partners Europe.
Capillary Technologies, an Indian cloud-based software provider that focuses on customer relationship management (CRM), has raised $20 million from existing investors including Warburg Pincus and Sequoia Capital.
Ezaki Glico, a Japanese food company that markets a number of branded snack products, has acquired a majority stake in chocolate maker TCHO from US growth and venture capital firm Emil Capital Partners.
Chinese private equity-backed online content platform Toutiao has acquired Faceu, a camera app that has received funding from IDG Capital and Lightspeed China Partners.
Singapore will support local start-ups through a S$100 million ($76 million) intellectual property (IP) commercialization fund, with Temasek Holdings set to provide at least half the capital.
Indian education technology start-up IMAX Program has received a $13.5 million funding round from a group of venture investors including the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF).
Taiwan Liposome, a venture capital-backed manufacturer of pain medication and treatments for eye conditions, has filed for a NASDAQ IPO.
Indonesian ride-hailing and delivery platform Go-Jek is set to achieve a post-deal valuation of more than $5 billion through a funding round that was expected to reach $1.5 billion but has seen the addition of several strategic backers.
Victor Chua has left a position as vice president focusing on Southeast Asia at Gobi Partners to launch his own Malaysia-based VC firm, Vynn Capital.
Orient Hontai Capital, a PE unit of China’s Orient Securities, has agreed to buy a 53.5% stake in Imagina Media Audiovisual, part of Spain-based Mediapro Group. The transaction values Imagina at EUR1.9 billion ($2.35 billion).
Mahindra & Mahindra will invest up to INR1.76 billion ($27 million) in Zoomcar as part of a $40 million round for the Indian car-rental start-up. The rest of the capital comes from existing backers.
Australia-listed Super Retail Group has agreed to buy 100% of Macpac, a New Zealand-headquartered outdoor apparel and equipment supplier owned by CHAMP Ventures, for NZ$144 million ($107 million).
VIG Partners has agreed to buy an 83.1% stake in Korean food wholesaler WinPlus for KRW74 billion ($69 million). The investment includes a primary capital injection of KRW45 billion.
Chinese online retailer JD.com has raised approximately $2.5 billion for its logistics subsidiary from investors including Hillhouse Capital and Sequoia Capital China.
China’s Harbin Pharmaceutical Group, which is controlled by CITIC Capital, has agreed to acquire a 40% stake in GNC Holdings for $300 million, becoming the largest shareholder in the US-based nutritional supplements retailer.
Indostar Capital Finance (ICF), an Indian non-banking finance company (NBFC) backed by Everstone Capital and other PE investors, has filed for an IPO.
Alibaba Group has joined a group of PE investors to acquire a 36% interest in Beijing Easyhome Furnishing, China’s second-largest home improvement supplies and furniture chain operator, in a deal worth RMB13 billion ($2 billion).
Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has launched an Australia and New Zealand-focused secured assets fund intended to invest in companies that generate annuity income but also offer opportunities for traditional private equity-style operational improvement.