Singapore's OCBC Bank has closed its debut small and medium-sized enterprise-focused fund at S$550 million ($392 million).
Southeast Asia | 27 Aug 2015 |
Denham Capital has partnered with Singapore-based power management company Nexif to form an investment platform that will commit more than $200 million to energy projects in Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asia | 26 Aug 2015 |
Most of emerging Asia’s e-commerce giants faced a binary choice between the asset-heavy online retail and asset-light marketplace models. Now, though, investors have a more nuanced opportunity set
Technology | 26 Aug 2015
Amazon.com is the world’s largest online retailer, but it retains fleetness of foot that defies its size. This is based on the ability to embrace not only new technology but also innovative approaches to management. The “two-pizza rule” devised...
Venture | 25 Aug 2015
The Philippines government has outlined plans to achieve 500 domestic technology start-ups with a combined valuation of $2 billion by 2020.
Technology | 24 Aug 2015 |
Ekuinas, the Malaysian government-backed private equity investor, has sold the Burger King franchises in Malaysia and Singapore, generating proceeds of MYR74.6 million ($17.7 million).
Exits | 24 Aug 2015 |
International Finance Corporation (IFC) will invest up to $10 million in Singapore-based Jungle Ventures' second venture capital fund.
Southeast Asia | 21 Aug 2015 |
Didi Kuaidi, China’s largest mobile ride-hailing app operator, and China Investment Corporation (CIC) have participated in a $350 million funding round for Southeast Asia-focused mobile taxi-booking app GrabTaxi.
Greater China | 20 Aug 2015 |
After 15 years spent advising PE firms in Asia, Dennis Montecillo has returned to his native country as executive vice president with the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI). The timing could not be better
People | 19 Aug 2015
Singapore-based Golden Gate Ventures has reached a first close of $35 million on its second Southeast Asia-focused fund, Golden Gate Ventures Fund II.
Southeast Asia | 29 Jul 2015 |
The old proverb is that necessity is the mother of invention, but in an age of robotics it seems that simple inconvenience is enough to give birth to the next great innovation. Such is the case with the Rotimatic, a “robot” invented specifically to...
Southeast Asia | 29 Jul 2015
The competitive environment for private equity deals in Asia is less intense than at any time in the last 10 years as players investing before the global financial crisis have pared back their activity, says Kyle Shaw, founder and managing director at...
Buyouts | 24 Jul 2015 |
Singapore-based Jungle Ventures has appointed David Gowdey, previously of TPG Capital’s growth investment unit, as a managing partner.
People | 24 Jul 2015 |
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