SoftBank will lead a $100 million round of funding for Tokopedia, an Indonesian online marketplace. Sequoia Capital will also participate alongside existing investor SB Pan Asia Fund.
Technology | 23 Oct 2014 |
Southeast Asia-focused GP Tremendous Asia Partners (TAP) has teamed up with pension fund KWAP to buy a 30% stake in Munchy Group, a Malaysia-based snacks producer.
Consumer | 22 Oct 2014 |
CIMB Private Equity has paid approximately $25 million for a 10% stake in the owner and operator of the 7-Eleven convenience store franchise in Indonesia.
PIPEs | 21 Oct 2014 |
Tiger Global Management has led a Series C round of funding for GrabTaxi, a Southeast Asian-focused taxi-booking mobile phone app.
Venture | 21 Oct 2014 |
Tembusu Partners has committed S$7 million ($5.5 million) in seed funding to GNum, developer of a patent-pending technology that allows calls from PCs and handheld devices to be routed to a user’s mobile phone without the need to first download an app....
Early stage | 21 Oct 2014 |
CVC Capital Partners is set for a partial exit from Link Net, Indonesia’s second-largest fixed-line broadband and cable TV operator, through a share placement.
Exits | 14 Oct 2014 |
In backing oil and gas start-up KrisEnergy, First Reserve put its faith in a rare commodity in Southeast Asia – an independent team that knows where the plumb assets are and how to access them
Expansion | 08 Oct 2014 |
When John Thomson, head of 3i Group’s Southeast Asia business, met Singaporean entrepreneur Jay Pok in the mid-2000s, he was on the lookout for a medical technology investment. But Pok’s company, medical cable maker LHi Technology, though impressive,...
Exits | 08 Oct 2014 |
Private equity investors have committed an annual average of $364 million to Vietnam-based companies over the past 10 years. In the space of three weeks, Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) alone has deployed over one third of this total.
Expansion | 08 Oct 2014 |
Explaining why cross-border remittances into the Philippines are not his core business, Mikko Perez points to Hong Kong’s Central district on a Sunday, when the domestic helpers are out in force. “It’s so cut throat – we are talking basis points...
Venture | 08 Oct 2014 |
Greater China and Southeast Asia-focused private equity firm Shaw Kwei & Partners has paid $17 million for a 60% stake in Singapore marine logistics firm Amos International.
Southeast Asia | 06 Oct 2014 |
Southern Capital Group has agreed to acquire a majority stake in United Engineers’ Singapore-listed engineering and construction division for S$230.2 million ($180 million) in cash.
Buyouts | 06 Oct 2014 |
German internet incubator and investor Rocket Internet saw its shares close down 13% on the first day of trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange following a EUR1.6 billion ($2 billion) IPO.
Southeast Asia | 03 Oct 2014 |
Kendall Court Capital Partners has exited Packet One Networks – a Malaysian broadband provider heavily involved in 4G telecommunications technology – as Telekom Malaysia (TM) bought a controlling stake in the company.
Exits | 03 Oct 2014 |
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