Malaysian gym membership app KFit, whose VC backers include Sequoia Capital and Venturra Capital, has acquired Groupon Malaysia.
Although a low oil price environment has created interesting inroads for PE investors seeking exposure to Asia’s growing energy consumption story, challenges of timing and targeting have slowed uptake
Malaysia’s Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) and Australia-based QIC differ markedly in terms of the maturity of their PE programs, but there is a common interest in establishing close ties to a limited number of GPs and pursuing co-investment.
Asia is increasingly a target for private equity firms on the fundraising trail, but the region’s LP base can be difficult to penetrate, with huge variations in size, appetite and sophistication
The Blackstone Group has terminated an $800 million commitment to develop oil and gas assets in Southeast Asia with Malaysia-based Tamarind Energy.
As governments of Southeast Asia’s emerging economies look to create more workable VC policy environments, start-ups and investors have proliferated across a patchwork of imperfect systems
Simmons Private Equity (SPE), an energy-focused investor based in the US, has acquired Malaysian oil company Leap Energy as part of a plan to establish a global upstream consulting group.
Asia Pacific Medical Group (APMG), a medical platform owned by Bain Capital, has agreed to sell Singapore and Malaysia-based plastic surgery brand The Sloane Clinic to China Medical (International) Group (CMIG).
Malaysia’s public sector pension fund, KWAP, has invested in US-based ride hailing app operator Uber Technologies. This is its first direct investment in a foreign company.
HappyFresh, a Southeast Asian online grocery delivery platform, has raised a Series B funding round led by Dubai-based private equity firm Samena Capital.
Navis Capital Partners has paid MYR61.8 million ($15.3 million) to Malaysian government-backed PE firm Ekuinas for a 20% stake in local cosmetics brand Alliance Cosmetics Group.
Malaysian VC firm FirstFloor Capital has led a EUR13 million ($14.5 million) Series C round for Estonian energy storage system developer Skeleton Technologies to support its growth plans in Southeast Asia.
Sequoia Capital India has led a $7.5 million Series A round for Singapore-based crowdfunding platform Funding Societies.
Ekuinas, a private equity firm backed by the Malaysian government, has acquired a 35% interest in Al-Ikhsan Sports, the country’s leading sportswear retailer, for MYR68.6 million ($16.9 million).
Continued economic integration with Southeast Asia could open the way for transformative investment opportunities, but private equity players must believe in the region’s potential before they take the plunge.
Kyle Shaw, managing director of Shaw Kwei & Partners, discusses the value to be found in taking traditional yet complex industrial businesses and switching them to a high-end track.
Malaysia-based gym membership app KFit, which is supported by Sequoia Capital and Venturra Capital, has agreed to acquire Groupon’s Indonesia business.
Navis Capital Partners is seeking to raise up to MYR750 million ($183 million) for its second Malaysia-dedicated fund.
Singapore-based venture capital firm DMP has led a $3 million Series A round for Malaysian financial technology start-up Jirnexu.
Khazanah Nasional, an investment fund controlled by the Malaysian government, has opened a new office in London aimed at strengthening the country’s business development links with Europe.
Malaysian state-controlled investment fund Khazanah Nasional has invested $100 million in Fractal Analytics, a data analytics provider based in India and the US.
Shaw Kwei & Partners has merged two Singapore-headquartered portfolio companies – Beyonics and Chosen – to form a leading Asian-based precision parts manufacturing group.
InnoVen Capital, the venture debt firm backed by Temasek and UOB, sees considerable opportunities in Southeast Asia's entrepreneurial community, which the firm's CEO for Singapore and Southeast Asia Chin Chao sees as improving faster than expected.
Gobi Partners and Malaysia Venture Capital Management (Mavcap) have launched a MYR60 million ($14.5 million) fund that will make seed-stage investments across Southeast Asia.