Hong Kong-based financial advisor AMTD wants to meet the needs of mainland investors looking to access international markets. Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia is helping the firm best...
Financials | 25 Aug 2015 |
Regulators are catching up with China’s booming online peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry. Last month the People Bank of China (PBoC), in conjunction with nine other government agencies, issued the first guidelines for policing internet finance. P2P...
Financials | 25 Aug 2015
DCM, Recruit Holdings and Japan Co-Invest have committed $30 million in Series C funding to Freee, a Japan-based provider of automated online accounting software.
Venture | 25 Aug 2015 |
Indian mobile services One97 Communications will spin off its electronic payment service Paytm into a separate entity under One97's co-founder Shekhar Sharma.
South Asia | 24 Aug 2015 |
A consortium co-led by Standard Chartered Bank and China Fintech Fund (CFF) has invested $207 million in a Series C round of funding for Dianrong.com, a Chinese VC-backed peer-to-peer (P2P) online lending service platform.
Greater China | 21 Aug 2015 |
Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange platform bitFlyer has raised a JPY510 million ($4 million) round of funding from a group of Japanese investors.
Technology | 14 Aug 2015 |
LeapFrog Investments and Lok Capital have taken part in a $25 million funding round, led by global microfinance-oriented nonprofit Accion, for Indian non-banking finance company (NBFC) IFMR Holdings.
South Asia | 14 Aug 2015 |
Taiwan's Yuanta Financial Holdings is to acquire Ta Chong Bank, a local mid-size commercial bank backed by The Carlyle Group, in a deal worth NT$56.55 billion ($1.7 billion).
Greater China | 14 Aug 2015 |
Indian online payment security system developer OneAssist has raised a $7.5 million Series B round led by US insurance firm Assurant, with participation by existing investors Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners.
South Asia | 13 Aug 2015 |
Ant Financial Service Group, Alibaba Group's online financial services affiliate, has led a $200 million round of funding for Qufenqi, a Chinese electronics retailer that allows buyers to pay in installments.
Greater China | 12 Aug 2015 |
Helion Advisors and Social+Capital have participated in a $23 million Series C round for mobile payment solutions provider Ezetap.
South Asia | 10 Aug 2015 |
Metaway Capital has led a RMB100 million ($16 million) Series A round for Chinese online banking site Bankwel.
Greater China | 06 Aug 2015 |
Tencent Holdings has led a Series B round of funding worth $60 million for Hong Kong-based online brokerage Futu5.com, with participation from Matrix Partners and Sequoia Capital.
Expansion | 05 Aug 2015 |
French bank BNP Paribas has agreed to acquire Indian retail brokerage Sharekhan from its private equity backers.
South Asia | 31 Jul 2015 |
National Australia Bank (NAB) will set up a A$50 million ($36 million) fund to invest in start-ups that help enhance its financial services product offerings.
Financials | 30 Jul 2015 |
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