Chinese online game developer Giant Interactive Group, which was taken private last year by a consortium of PE investors in conjunction with the company’s CEO, is seeking to re-list in...
Greater China | 09 Oct 2015 |
Sequoia Capital and Kalaari Capital have committed $10 million in Series B funding to Indian start-up Cryptopy Technologies, the developer of rental property listing platform Grabhouse.
South Asia | 09 Oct 2015 |
Rival Chinese online-to-offline (O2O) services platforms Dianping and Meituan – both of which have received substantial private equity and strategic funding – have agreed to merge. It is thought the combined entity would be worth at least $15 billion.
Greater China | 08 Oct 2015 |
Lighthouse Funds has reached a final close on its second Indian mid-market focused fund at $138 million, well above the $125 million target.
North Asia | 07 Oct 2015 |
Motilal Oswal Private Equity (MOPE) has invested INR900 million ($13.8 million) in Indian mattress maker Kurlon Enterprise.
South Asia | 07 Oct 2015 |
Singapore-based personal finance portal MoneySmart has raised S$2.8 million ($2 million) in a Series A round led by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) Media Fund, with participation by Convergence Ventures, OPT SEA and Golden Gate Ventures.
Southeast Asia | 07 Oct 2015 |
Monde Nissin's acquisition of Quorn Foods from Exponent Private Equity reflects the growing interest among Philippines conglomerates for overseas assets
Exits | 07 Oct 2015
Investors are flocking to the Philippines, but PE firms should invest time in building relationships with family-owned businesses and the government must deliver reforms if the country is to fulfil its potential
Southeast Asia | 07 Oct 2015
Peepul Capital has committed $15 million to Indian online jewelry and accessory retailer Voylla.
South Asia | 06 Oct 2015 |
Gaja Capital has committed INR650 million ($10 million) to Indian fitness education start-up Junior Sports and Services, which manages the SportzVillage brand.
South Asia | 06 Oct 2015 |
Philippines food conglomerate Monde Nissin has agreed to buy Quorn Foods from UK-focused GP Exponent Private Equity and Intermediate Capital Group (IGC) at an enterprise valuation of GBP550 million ($835 million).
Exits | 05 Oct 2015 |
Indian security software developer Quick Heal Technologies and dairy firm Parag Milk Foods have filed for IPOs, seeking INR2.5 billion ($38 million) and INR3.25 billion, respectively. Parag has also raised an additional INR600 million from existing backer...
South Asia | 02 Oct 2015 |
Singapore media conglomerate MediaCorp will take an equity stake in VC-backed French skincare brand Crème Simon in return for providing the company with advertising services.
Consumer | 30 Sep 2015 |
PepperTap, an India-based hyperlocal online grocery delivery start-up, has raised a $36 million Series B round led by online marketplace Snapdeal, with participation from existing investors Sequoia Capital and SAIF Partners.
South Asia | 30 Sep 2015 |
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