Shanghai Jahwa United, a Chinese chemical products maker wholly owned by Ping An Insurance Group, has agreed to buy Mayborn Group – the UK-based manufacturer of Tommee Tippee baby bottles – from 3i Group.
Start-up incubator Rocket Internet and Sweden's Investment AB Kinnevik have committed EUR300 million ($339 million) to their emerging markets-focused online fashion portal Global Fashion Group (GFG), at a valuation of EUR1 billion.
Intouch Holdings, acting through its VC arm, InVest, has led a Series B round of funding for Thai restaurant review website operator Wongnai Media.
Bertelsmann India Investments has invested $5 million in Roposo, a domestic fashion-oriented social network and shopping app provider.
Having bought the HMV business in Asia as a distressed asset, Hong Kong-based AID Partners is working to reposition it as a lifestyle brand that reaches deeper into the media value chain than DVDs and CDs
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, has formed a $1 billion partnership with Apollo Global Management to invest in distressed assets in emerging markets.
China’s Hillhouse Capital has led a $50 million investment in Woowa Brothers, owner and operator of leading South Korean online food-ordering platform Baedal Minjok.
Navis Capital Partners has exited its controlling stake in India's Classic Stripes in a buyback led by the family of founder Kishore Musale, with the backing of KKR. The deal is said to be worth INR3.6 billion ($54 million).
Roseonly, a Chinese start-up that specializes in selling rose bouquets online, has raised RMB190 million ($31 million) in a Series C round of funding led by Genesis Capital.
Maverick Capital Ventures, the VC affiliate of hedge fund Maverick Capital, has led a INR1 billion ($15 million) Series B round for Indian online pharmaceutical platform 1mg.
Supported by Kaizen and Zephyr Peacock India, non-banking finance company Varthana wants to provide funding to Indian schools that would otherwise go without
Tiger Global and IDG Ventures, along with Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner, have led a $30 million Series C round for Indian online home rental start-up NestAway.
Archer Growth – which is now known as The Growth Fund – is on course to make a partial exit from MotorCycle Holdings, with the Australian motorcycle dealership operator targeting a A$46.3 million ($36 million) IPO.
Indian education-focused non-banking finance company (NBFC) Varthana has raised INR930 million ($14 million) in Series B funding, led by new investors Kaizen Private Equity and Zephyr Peacock India.
Boyu Capital, Hillhouse Capital and Sequoia Capital have submitted a take-private offer for Chinese auto listings and information service Autohome. This follows Telstra agreeing to sell its majority stake in the business to Ping An Insurance Group.
Mutual fund T. Rowe Price has marked down its valuation of Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart, along with a number of its other technology portfolio companies.
Juanpi.com, a Chinese online platform selling discounted consumer products, has raised a RMB600 million ($93 million) Series C round of funding co-led by Tiantu Capital and China Merchant Bank International.
Walden International has led a S$3.5 million ($2.6 million) Series A round for TabSquare, a company offering a cloud-based restaurant management platform.
Addor Capital has led a RMB249 million ($38 million) Series C round of funding for FreshMarket, an online grocery service based in China.
Chinese chauffeured car service provider Ucar has raised RMB3.68 billion ($569 million) from domestic investors including Yunfeng Capital ahead of a proposed listing on the National Equities Exchange and Quotation (NEEQ).
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and its online finance affiliate Ant Financial Services Group have invested $1.25 billion in Ele.me, a VC-backed online food-ordering platform.
Private equity investors are guardedly optimistic about Indonesia, with positive sentiment about government reforms and rising deal flow tempered by concerns about the difficult investment environment.
WestBridge Capital Partners has made a public offer to pay INR3.4 billion ($52 million) for a controlling stake in Indian snack maker DFM Foods.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has paid about $1 billion for a majority stake in Lazada, a Southeast Asia-based e-commerce platform founded by Germany's Rocket Internet, in a transaction that values the company at $1.5 billion.