World Innovation Lab (WiL) has led a JPY1.1 billion ($10.6 million) investment in Japanese social media-oriented restaurant guide operator Retty.
Clio Cosmetics hopes to leverage Korea's entertainment appeal throughout Asia
Wonder Workshop, the children's robotics manufacturer that recently agreed a distribution partnership with Chinese online retailer JD.com, has raised a $20 million Series B round to support further expansion in China.
Ekuinas, a private equity firm backed by the Malaysian government, has acquired a 35% interest in Al-Ikhsan Sports, the country’s leading sportswear retailer, for MYR68.6 million ($16.9 million).
By acquiring Simba, Creador has entrenched itself in a small but fast-growing Indonesian cereal story. Now it will take logistical and marketing expertise to realize the potential of the local consumer market
Bluestone's work to reshape India's jewelry industry and change customers' attitudes appeals to the domestic VC firm
Myntra, the Indian fashion retailer backed by e-commerce giant Flipkart, has agreed to buy its main rival Jabong from Rocket Internet's Global Fashion Group (GFG).
Indian classifieds site Quikr has acquired Hiree, an online hiring platform focused on white collar jobs and backed by IDG Ventures.
Bertelsmann India Investments has led a INR1.12 billion ($17 million) Series B round of funding for Indian budget hotel chain Treebo.
Rocket Internet and Sweden's AB Kinnevik have committed another EUR30 million ($33 million) to emerging markets-focused online fashion portal Global Fashion Group (GFG).
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, has proposed a $15 million investment in Indian education start-up Byju’s.
L Capital Asia – the private equity arm of luxury goods giant LVMH – has acquired a minority stake in Clio Cosmetics, a South Korea-based color cosmetics manufacturer, for an undisclosed sum.
China Growth Capital has led a $10 million Series B-plus round of funding for Austria-based media company Juzi Entertainment. It brings the Series B to $25 million overall.
The Blackstone Group has sold down stock worth INR2.9 billion ($4.3 million) in India-listed garment manufacturer Gokaldas Exports as part of an ongoing exit from the company.
Singapore’s Vickers Venture Partners has reached an S$86 million ($63.3 million) first close for its fifth fund, which is targeting early and expansion stage Asian companies.
New Zealand-listed health food and supplements producer Oceania Natural has secured HK$19.5 ($2.5 million) from a group of domestic and Chinese investors for the establishment of a Hong Kong subsidiary.
IIFL Asset Management has led a INR2 billion ($30 million) Series D round for online jeweler BlueStone.
CRE Alliance Management, a consumer-focused fund established by state-owned conglomerate China Resources, has invested an undisclosed sum in Meituan-Dianping, China’s leading online-to-offline (O2O) services platform.
Gengmei, a Chinese cosmetic surgery social networking app backed by several VC investors, has raised an undisclosed amount of Series C funding from Chinese companies Suning Commerce Group and Tencent Holdings.
Bain Capital Private Equity and Goldman Sachs have agreed to acquire a majority position in Carver Korea, a specialist cosmetics supplier.
Tiger Global Management will sell its stake in online jewelry retailer Caratlane for INR3.6 billion ($53 million) to jeweler and watchmaker Titan.
VC-backed Yatra Online, an Indian travel services provider, has agreed to be acquired by a special purpose US buyout firm as part of a backdoor NASDAQ listing scheme that values the company at $218 million.
Mekong Capital has invested $6.9 million in Wrap & Roll, a Vietnamese cuisine restaurant operator aiming to expand internationally.
KKR has agreed to invest INR5.2 bilion ($77.7 million) in Indian dairy products provider Kwality in a structured finance transaction.