JD Finance, the financial subsidiary of Chinese online retailer JD.com, has invested an undisclosed sum in Meili Jinrong, a peer-to-peer (P2P) online lending platform with a focus on consumer finance. Both companies are backed by several VC investors.
Chinese textiles producer Shandong Ruyi Technology Group has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in SMCP Group, a French apparel retailer backed by KKR.
Guazi.com, a Chinese C2C second-hand car trading platform, has completed a $205 million round of funding from several international investors.
Ameba Capital has led a RMB300 million ($46 million) Series A round of funding for Taoshihui, a Chinese rural e-commerce platform that helps farmers make purchases online.
Travelzen.com, a Chinese B2B online travel platform, has raised a RMB600 million ($93 billion) Series C round from a group of domestic GPs, having removed its variable interest entity (VIE) structures in preparation for an onshore exit.
Yi Jiu Pi, a Chinese B2B online liquor retailer, has raised an extended Series B round worth RMB200 million ($30 million) co-led by domestic GPs Yuan Sheng Ventures and Eastern Bell Venture Capital.
One of the first two investments from Gaja Capital's recently closed third fund is a control transaction and Gopal Jain, the firm's managing partner, expects more of the same as the Indian economy matures.
Hony Capital, CITIC Private Equity and Sequoia Capital are set to exit Happigo Home Shopping, a Shenzhen-listed online and TV shopping subsidiary of Hunan TV.
CDH Investments has made a full exit from Hong Kong-listed Beijing Digital Telecom (BDT), one of China’s largest mobile retail chains, raising HK$366.93 million ($47 million).
California-based Chinese cross-border shopping platform 55Haitao has raised $15 million in Series A funding from JJ Capital, a VC arm of Chinese game developer JJ.
Eight Roads Ventures Japan has led a JPY900 million ($7.9 million) round of funding for Tokyo-based online content developer Port.
Singapore’s GIC Private has agreed to invest IDR5.2 trillion ($387.4 million) in Trans Retail, a hypermarket operator controlled by Indonesian conglomerate CT Corp.
MoxyBilna, an Indonesia-based mother and baby-focused e-commerce group, has received a $15 million funding round led by Sinar Mas Digital Ventures (SMDV), and also announced a rebranding as Orami.
IvyCap Ventures has led a INR280 million ($4.5 million) Series A round for Indian home services start-up Taskbob.
KV Asia Capital has acquired a controlling stake in TF Value-Mart, a leading hypermarket chain in Malaysia.
VIG Partners – formerly known as Vogo Investment – has agreed to sell the Burger King master franchise for Korea to Affinity Equity Partners, securing an approximately 2.5x return on its investment.
Sequoia Capital is supporting a take-private Chinese online beauty products retailer Jumei International that has been launched by the company’s founders. It values the US-listed business at approximately $1 billion.
Haitong-Fortis Private Equity, a joint venture between Haitong Securities and BNP Paribas Investment Partners, is set to exit Chinese snack food platform Baicaowei to Shenzhen-listed jujube product maker Haoxiangni.
Japanese internet finance group SBI Holdings has committed $30 million to Korean mobile internet platform Yello Mobile.
Sequoia Capital has led a new funding round for Che300.com, a China-based online platform that values second-hand cars.
TPG Capital and The Carlyle Group have jointly acquired a 15.42% voting interest in Australia’s Greencross, although a buyout offer for the listed pet services business was rejected over the weekend.
Chinese online hotel booking site eLong has agreed to buyout led by a consortium of existing shareholders, including Tencent Holdings and Ctrip. The deal values the company at approximately $647 million.
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Zhejiang Haers Vacuum Containers, a Chinese stainless vacuum container manufacturer, has agreed to pay The Riverside Company CHF16.1 million ($16.6 million) in cash for Swiss bottle maker SIGG.