Private equity-backed Focus Media has found a new shell company – Shenzhen-listed communications equipment manufacturer Hedy Holdings – for its backdoor listing.
Greater China | 01 Sep 2015 |
VC-backed digital media firm Komli Media has agreed to merge its India business with that of industry peer SVG Media. This follows the sale of Komli’s Southeast Asia unit to Malaysia-based Axiata Group.
Media | 28 Aug 2015 |
Times Internet, an Indian internet and mobile service provider that has backed several local start-ups, has joined a $49.5 million first close of a Series C round for US-based online education provider Coursera.
South Asia | 26 Aug 2015 |
Indian tech business news website YourStory has raised a Series A round led by Kalaari Capital, with participation from Qualcomm Ventures, Ratan Tata and T.V. Mohandas Pai.
South Asia | 18 Aug 2015 |
Whaley Technology, a smart TV maker founded by Chinese media mogul Ruigang Li, has raised RMB2 billion ($313 million) in funding from Li’s media-focused fund CMC Capital Partners, Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings.
Greater China | 17 Aug 2015 |
Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture, a Chinese animation and entertainment firm, has agreed to acquire online comics platform U17.com for RMB904 million ($141 million), paving an exit for several VC backers including Northern Light Venture Capital (NLVC).
Greater China | 14 Aug 2015 |
Shenzhen-listed gaming firm Wuhu Shunrong Sanqi Interactive Entertainment and brokerage Orient Securities have acquired Japanese video game publisher SNK Playmore for $63.5 million.
Greater China | 10 Aug 2015 |
Most PE investors have secured profitable exits from Taiwan’s cable television industry. Now MBK Partners has joined the club, although like some of the others, the path to liquidity has not been smooth.
Exits | 05 Aug 2015
Online digital marketing platform iClick has acquired mobile advertising solutions provider OptAim, which is backed by Bertelsmann Asia Investments (BAI).
Greater China | 03 Aug 2015 |
Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) and Far EasTone Telecommunications have agreed to buy Taiwan-based cable television provider China Network Systems (CNS) from MBK Partners.
Buyouts | 31 Jul 2015 |
Booktrack, a New Zealand-based company that provides movie-style soundtracks and ambient audio for eBooks, has raised $5 million in Series B funding led by Coent Venture Partners and Sparkbox Ventures.
Media | 28 Jul 2015 |
L Capital Asia has fully exited its remaining stake in Indian cinema chain operator PVR Cinemas for INR4.8 billion ($76 million).
South Asia | 27 Jul 2015 |
Ver Se Innovation, the owner of Indian news aggregation app NewsHunt, has acquired Rocket Science Innovation, parent of online price comparison and recommendation platform BuyT for an undisclosed amount.
South Asia | 17 Jul 2015 |
Mobvista, a Chinese mobile content distribution platform, has raised RMB200 million ($32 million) in a Series B round of funding led by two industry funds managed by Haitong Kaiyuan Investment, the private equity arm of Haitong Securities.
Greater China | 13 Jul 2015 |
Tiger Global has committed $20 million in Series B funding to Indian news curating and redistribution platform News in Shorts.
South Asia | 10 Jul 2015 |
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