Taiwan-based Smartscooter wants to stimulate demand for its electric vehicles in Southeast Asia by rolling out a dedicated network of battery exchange stations. The company has raised $300 million in support of this plan
Korean conglomerate SK Group has agreed to invest KRW372 billion ($334 million) in pan-Asian logistics player e-Shang Redwood (ESR), valuing the private equity-backed business at approximately $2.8 billion.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, has proposed an investment of up to $25 million in LeapFrog Investments’ emerging markets-focused third fund, which is targeting as much as $800 million.
In response to rising LP demand, Square Peg Capital left its deal-by-deal days behind and raised a formal VC fund. The firm is targeting start-ups in Australia, Southeast Asia and Israel
Oaktree Capital Management and Navis Capital Partners are merging Fitness First and Celebrity Fitness in the expectation that scale will be rewarded in Southeast Asia's gym market
The Dietrich Foundation has an unusually large allocation to PE and VC, and to China venture capital in particular. CIO Edward J. Grefenstette discusses the considerations that underpin this exposure
Fundraising hits a record quarterly high, thanks entirely to Chinese government-backed vehicles; Australia, Southeast Asia compensate for investment slowdown in China; India shines on exits
Yao Ming-backed PE firm will grow the reach of kickboxing by emphasizing similarities to Chinese fighting styles
Althea, a South Korean cosmetics e-commerce site that markets primarily to Southeast Asia, has raised a $3.5 million Series A round from a group of investors including Mirae Asset Ventures, Cherubic Ventures and 500 Startups.
Australia’s Telstra Ventures has made an LP commitment to Singapore-based Monk's Hill Ventures' debut Southeast Asia fund - which is targeting S$100 million ($80 million) - as part of an ongoing pivot to Asian venture capital.
Singapore’s GIC Private has agreed to invest IDR5.2 trillion ($387.4 million) in Trans Retail, a hypermarket operator controlled by Indonesian conglomerate CT Corp.
KV Asia Capital has acquired a controlling stake in TF Value-Mart, a leading hypermarket chain in Malaysia.
Emerging markets property portal Lamudi has raised EUR29 million ($31.4 million) from its main backer, Germany's Rocket Internet, and several additional investors.
Venturra Capital has led a $12 million Series A round for Malaysia-based gym membership app KFit.
Following a spin-out from Cargill, the PE unit of Black River Asset Management has been renamed Proterra Investments Partners. The agriculture-focused remit is unchanged
KKR has fully exited Vietnam’s Masan Consumer Corp. (MCC), generating a more than 2x return on a $359 million investment made across two tranches in 2011 and 2013.
Singapore-based Jungle Ventures, which is currently raising its second fund, has strengthened its management team with the appointment of a new CFO, director of corporate development, and head of finance.
CVC Capital Partners and the Riady family's Lippo Group have suspended plans to sell their majority stake in Link Net, an Indonesian fixed-line broadband and cable TV operator.
In addition to an advisory business that targets large-scale LPs, Hamilton Lane has a discretionary portfolio geared towards the middle market. It expects Asian GPs in this space to adapt to changing dynamics