Pavilion Capital, a private equity unit of Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, has joined a number of Asian VC firms in a $19.5 million Series B investment in Singapore artificial intelligence (AI) company Appier.
Sequoia Capital India and Mayfield have participated in a INR1.3 billion ($19.3 million) Series C round for Indian cloud telephony solutions provider Knowlarity Communications.
Sequoia Capital India has committed $5 million in Series A funding to Vymo, an enterprise sales assistant based in India and the US.
Sydney-listed growth-stage investor Bailador Technology Investments has led a A$7 million ($5.2 million) funding round for domestic IT company Instaclustr alongside two domestic VCs.
Japan-based private equity firm Whiz Partners has agreed to invest JPY2.4 billion ($22 million) in Tokyo-listed software and marketing products developer Albert.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, is considering a commitment of up to $20 million to China-based online logistics platform Huochebang.
Monstar Lab, a Japan-based company specializing in global outsourcing services for IT companies, has raised JPY250 million ($2.4 million) from investors including Resona Capital.
Warburg Pincus has invested $75 million for a minority stake in Indian trucking company Rivigo. The transaction marks the GP’s third logistics deal in the country in the past two years.
IDG Ventures has led a $3 million Series A round for Indian business-to-business packaging marketplace Bizongo, with participation by existing investor Accel Partners.
EQT Partners has agreed to pay Australian logistics conglomerate Brambles $130 million for its aviation industry services unit, Chep Aerospace Solutions.
Sequoia Capital has led a $55 million Series F round of funding for India and US-based customer support platform provider Freshdesk.
Warburg Pincus has agreed to partner US-listed Chinese internet services provider 21Vianet on a joint venture focused on developing and acquiring data centers in China.
J-Star has acquired Japan’s Asiro, an online marketing platform provider for lawyers, for an undisclosed sum.
Sequoia Capital India has led a $6.3 million Series A round for Indian online financing marketplace KredX.
Private equity-backed Chinese logistics operator ZTO Express has raised $1.4 billion in its New York Stock Exchange IPO after pricing its shares above the indicative range. It is the largest US float by a Chinese company since Alibaba Group in 2014.
CDPQ's recently opened India office sees TVS Logistics as both a uniquely healthy company and a chance for an entry into a promising sector in India
JD Finance, the financial subsidiary of Chinese online retailer JD.com, has led a $30 million Series B round for Microseer, a Shanghai-based human resources and IT outsourcing services start-up.
A consortium led by US private equity firm Housatonic Partners will acquire a majority stake in the Australian records management unit of New York-listed business services provider Iron Mountain for $A70 million ($53 million).
Intel Capital, the captive VC arm of Intel Corp, is backing two Chinese data and connectivity start-ups as part of a $38 million investment package across 12 companies.
US-based retailer Walmart has made a $50 million strategic investment in New Dada, a Chinese online grocery and delivery platform part-owned by JD.com.
With Japan's demographic crisis promising more labor shortages, CLSA Capital Partners hopes to ride a coming wave of growth in the staffing services industry
Doumi, a China-based platform that helps people find part-time jobs, has raised $40 million in Series B funding from Hillhouse Capital, Tencent Holdings, Baidu, and food and agribusiness conglomerate New Hope Group.
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has agreed to invest more than INR10 billion ($155 million) in India-based third-party logistics provider TVS Logistics, facilitating an exit for KKR and Goldman Sachs.
SafetyCulture, an Australia-founded developer of mobile software for safety inspectors, has raised A$30 million ($23 million) in Series B funding from a group of investors including Index Ventures and Blackbird Ventures.