AMC Entertainment, the US theatre chain controlled by China’s Dalian Wanda Group, will acquire Stockholm-based Nordic Cinema Group from PE firm Bridgepoint and Swidesh media group Bonnier Holding for SEK8.25 billion ($929 million).
Warburg Pincus has invested INR8.2 billion ($120 million) for a 14% stake in Indian listed film and retail entertainment company PVR, providing a partial exit for Multiples Alternative Asset Management.
Shanghai-based Innotech Capitals, a PE arm of Innotech International Group specializing in advertising technology, has acquired US data aggregation platform Ad-Juster with a view to helping the company expand into Asia.
With its investment in Formula E, Yao Capital hopes to help electric car racing achieve some of Formula One's success, but with an emphasis on China, downtown circuits, younger fans, and environmentally friendly entertainment
China consumer-focused GP Tiantu Capital has led a RMB250 million ($36 million) Series C round of funding for Kuaikan Comic, a mobile app designed for reading comic books.
Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings has teamed up with Thailand-based Ookbee, a VC-backed digital magazine platform, to pursue growth opportunities in Southeast Asia’s online media space.
Moving from a privatization in the US to a re-listing in Shenzhen through a reverse merger – in the space of 30 months – Focus Media blazed a trail that others have sought to follow
Taiwan-based live broadcasting platform New Entertainment has raised $25 million in Series A funding led by Chinese video streaming app Inke.
Chinese film distributor Bona Film Group, which was taken private eight months ago by a consortium of PE investors and company management, has raised a RMB2.5 billion ($360 million) round led by existing shareholders Alibaba Pictures and Tencent Holdings.
Emerald Media, an Asia media and entertainment investment platform founded by KKR, has participated in a $35 million Series D round of funding for India-headquartered Amagi Media Labs, a provider of cloud-based managed broadcast services and advertising...
Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) and Malaysian state-controlled fund Khazanah Nasional have agreed to invest a combined $600 million in Kuala Lumpur-based telecom infrastructure company Edotco.
A consortium led by Anchor Equity Partners has committed KRW125 billion ($107 million) to Podotree, the mobile content platform of Korean internet giant Kakao.
GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, has committed to invest up to IDR3.5 trillion ($261 million) in Indonesian cinema operator Nusantara Sejahtera Raya (NSR).
Tangdou.com, a Chinese online platform through which users can share their dancing experiences and join recreational dance groups, has completed a $20 million Series B round of funding across two tranches.
Lightspeed Venture Partners has led a $4 million Series A round for Indian social networking platform ShareChat.
Chinese social media platform Weibo Corporation has led a $500 million Series E round of funding for Yixia Technology, a Beijing-based video app developer.
Two Chinese media players – sector specialist PE firm CMC Capital Partners and entertainment content provider Enlight Media – are among the first group of LPs in a virtual reality (VR) fund raised by IMAX Corporation and its Hong Kong-listed Chinese...
China Film, the country's largest movie distributor, and Pegasus Media Group have joined Hong Kong’s Co-High Investment Management to launch a $100 million film fund focused on US-China co-productions.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group plans to step up its investments in digital media and entertainment businesses with the launch of RMB10 billion ($1.48 billion) investment fund.
Yello Digital Marketing (YDM), the digital marketing unit of South Korean mobile internet company Yello Mobile, has received $15 million in funding from Partners For Growth (PFG), the PE arm of SVB Financial Group.
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.