Multi-channel networks that raise online content creators' views are expected to thrive as profit-sharing spreads among video platforms. AID hopes to take advantage with its investment in Freedom! Network
Viscovery, a Taiwanese cloud-based image-recognition technology start-up, has raised $10 million in an extended Series A round led by China Development Industrial Bank (CDIB), a subsidiary of China Development Financial Holding.
Taiwan Optical Platform, a local telecommunication services provider, plans to acquire a majority stake in Eastern Broadcasting (EBC), a leading TV station in Taiwan controlled by The Carlyle Group, for NT$11.12 billion ($351 million).
Indian online news aggregator Dailyhunt has raised a $25 million Series D round led by ByteDance, a Chinese VC-backed online content provider.
Hong Kong-based private equity firm AID Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Freedom! Network, a multi-channel network on YouTube, for HK$468.1 million ($60 million).
Xueleyun, a Chinese education platform, has raised a $200 million Series C round led by China-based PE firm New Horizon Capital. Existing investors GSR Ventures and Huaxin Shiji Investment also participated in the round.
Emerald Media, a pan-Asian media and entertainment investment platform founded by KKR, has committed $50 million to India and US-based video-streaming provider YuppTV.
China wants to develop its sports industry, with football a priority, prompting numerous investors to look for overseas assets in the name of government policy. Their rationale is often divorced from reality
MBK Partners and TPG Capital have agreed to acquire Hong Kong telecom services provider Wharf T&T from its parent company The Wharf Holdings for HK$9.5 billion ($1.2 billion).
SBCVC and the Hong Kong-listed unit of Chinese conglomerate CITIC Group have agreed to invest as much as HK$368 million ($47 million) investment in Digital Domain, which has interests in media and entertainment.
Chinese private equity firm Orient Hontai Capital has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in US-based mobile marketing platform provider AppLovin in a transaction valued at $1.4 billion.
Wingate Private Equity and Sandbar Investments have acquired Australian digital media provider Medical Channel.
Yao Ming-backed PE firm will grow the reach of kickboxing by emphasizing similarities to Chinese fighting styles
FountainVest Partners has closed its third China-focused fund at the hard cap of $2.1 billion after approximately six months in the market
The Taiwan government has declined to approve the acquisition of cable television provider China Network Systems (CNS) by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) and Far EasTone Telecommunications, asking the National Communications Commission (NCC)...
Yao Capital, an investment firm co-founded by Chinese former NBA star Yao Ming, has invested in Singapore-based kickboxing programmer Glory Sports International. The deal includes a joint venture that will promote the sport in China.
Jianlin Wang, chairman of Dalian Wanda Group, has set his sights on buying one of Hollywood's six major studios. The rationale is sound but a strategy of incremental acquisitions might work better
In acquiring a controlling stake in Shanghai Film Art Academy, the IDG-Everbright M&A Investment Fund is looking to support the next generation of Chinese filmmakers
Prime Focus Technology develops systems that ease the burden on media providers struggling with the demands of a digital age. New investor Ambit Pragma will help the company expand its reach
Singapore-headquartered mobile internet and gaming platform Garena has raised a fresh round of funding from a unit of Temasek Holdings, Indonesia's Global Digital Prima (GDP) Venture, and Japanese impact investor Mistletoe.
China Everbright (CEL) and IDG Capital Partners have acquired a controlling stake in the Shanghai Film Art Academy for an undisclosed sum.
Indian mid-market PE firm Ambit Pragma has invested in Prime Focus Technology (PFT), a subsidiary of Indian media services company Prime Focus.
Driven by the popularity of music, TV dramas and beauty products, Korea’s cultural cachet has never been stronger. PE and strategic investors want to monetize the phenomenon, for as long as it lasts
Chinese investors are showing increased interest in international football clubs, hoping to profit off their growing domestic fanbases