China's travel industry is booming but it is still heavily reliant on offline transactions. According to Derek Wang, an executive director with CITIC Capital, online penetration of the sector...
Greater China | 08 Jul 2015
Chinese mobile ride-hailing app operator Didi Kuaidi has raised $2 billion in a round including new investors Ping An Ventures and Capital International Private Equity Fund. The transaction is understood to be the largest ever fundraising by a private...
Greater China | 08 Jul 2015 |
Nothing illustrates South Korea's obsession with food better than a new foodie craze called Mukbang.
North Asia | 08 Jul 2015
Diandian Yangche, a VC-backed mobile app that focuses on automotive after-sales services in China, has raised a $60 million Series C round of funding from undisclosed investors.
Greater China | 07 Jul 2015 |
Nova Founders Capital and Caixa Capital have led a $3 million Series A round for Malaysia-based eyewear retailer GlassesGroupGlobal.
Southeast Asia | 07 Jul 2015 |
Beijing-based Hillhouse Capital and Belgium's Sofina have led a $29 million Series C round for Indian drink maker Hector Beverages.
South Asia | 07 Jul 2015 |
Robert Talevski, previously head of private markets portfolio manager at Telstra Super, has set up an investment firm that will source and execute deals in Australian agribusiness, taking advantage of strong cross-border demand for exposure to the space.
Consumer | 06 Jul 2015 |
Wanda Group, Tencent Holdings and CITIC Capital have participated in a RMB6 billion ($967 million) financing round for Tongcheng Network Technology, a VC-backed Chinese online travel agency.
Greater China | 04 Jul 2015 |
SAIF Partners has led a $5 million Series A round of funding for YoungMonk Technologies, the start-up behind peer-to-peer (P2P) used car marketplace Zoomo.
South Asia | 03 Jul 2015 |
Warburg Pincus and Legend Capital are participating alongside Chinese car hire firm China Auto Rental (CAR) in a $250 million investment in Ucar, a China-based chauffeured car service provider.
Expansion | 02 Jul 2015 |
Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Group holding company Tata Sons, has invested an undisclosed amount in India taxi-booking platform Ola.
Technology | 02 Jul 2015 |
New Horizon Capital and Addor Capital, a PE firm under Govtor Capital, have participated in a RMB500 million ($81 million) Series A round of financing for Huitongda, an online home appliance retailer that focuses on China’s rural areas.
Greater China | 02 Jul 2015 |
South Korean restaurant discovery platform MangoPlate has raised $6.1 million from a group of corporate VC backers including Qualcomm Ventures, SoftBank Ventures Korea, and Yahoo Japan's YJ Capital.
North Asia | 02 Jul 2015 |
IDG Capital Partners and the chairman and CEO of online game developer KongZhong Corporation have submitted a take-private bid for the company. It values the business at approximately $388 million.
Greater China | 02 Jul 2015 |
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