Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC Private has joined Insight Venture Partners in its $752 million purchase of iParadigms, a US maker of anti-plagiarism software, from Warburg Pincus.
Technology | 04 Jun 2014 |
Alibaba Group has agreed to buy a 10.35% stake in Singapore Post (SingPost) for S$312.5 million ($249 million), becoming the second-largest shareholder in the national postal service provider.
Greater China | 29 May 2014 |
KKR has agreed to buy Goodpack, the world’s largest manufacturer of intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), for S$1.4 billion ($1.1 billion). It plans to delist the company from the Singapore exchange.
Buyouts | 28 May 2014 |
The start-up accelerator can offer attractive opportunities for early-stage investors but the business model is still in its infancy and educating potential backers can still be challenge
Venture | 28 May 2014 |
Heritas Helios Investments (HHI), a healthcare PE fund seeded by Singaporean conglomerate IMC, has acquired a 10% stake in Q&M Dental Group from existing shareholders for S$30 million ($24 million).
Southeast Asia | 27 May 2014 |
Gree Ventures, CyberAgent Ventures and Incubate Fund have together invested $1.3 million in Yoyo, the start-up behind mobile rewards platform Candy.
North Asia | 26 May 2014 |
KKR is said to be in advanced talks to buy Goodpack, the world’s largest manufacturer of intermediate bulk containers. The Singapore-listed company has a market capitalization of around S$1.3 billion ($1.1 billion).
Buyouts | 20 May 2014 |
GIC Private has agreed to invest PHP3.7 billion ($84.5 million) for a 14.4% stake in hospital business of Philippines-based conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments Corp.
Expansion | 16 May 2014 |
Monk’s Hill Ventures, a Singapore-based VC firm, has launched a S$100 million ($80 million) fund to support the growth of start-ups in Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asia | 15 May 2014 |
One in every three people in Singapore will be aged 65-plus by 2050, based on current birth rates and without an influx of youthful migrants. The country’s median age will rise to 55, up from the current level of 39. Just over the next seven years,...
Buyouts | 14 May 2014 |
KV Asia Capital has bought a 100% interest in Orange Valley Healthcare, a Singapore-based nursing home provider that operates approximately 1,000 beds across six facilities.
Southeast Asia | 12 May 2014 |
Xeraya Capital, a life sciences investor controlled by Khazanah Nasional, and PE fund JP Asia Prime Capital have invested S$16 million ($12.8 million) in PrIME Biologics, a subsidiary of NuSep that specializes in therapeutic plasma products.
Healthcare | 12 May 2014 |
RRJ Capital and Temasek Holdings have agreed to invest EUR1.28 billion ($1.8 billion) in NN Group (NNG), the insurance unit of Dutch lender ING Group.
Financials | 02 May 2014 |
L Capital Asia, a private equity firm sponsored by French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, has agreed to buy a majority stake in Chinese restaurant group Crystal Jade.
Consumer | 02 May 2014 |
KAI Square, a Singapore-based video analytics firm, has obtained S$4 million ($3 million) in Series B funding from Foxconn Technology Group and SingTel Innov8.
Southeast Asia | 28 Apr 2014 |
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