Lightspeed Venture Partners' China fund has been more than seven years in the making, having been under consideration ever since the GP included an international allocation – Asia and Israel, in addition to the US – in its seventh global vehicle....
Fundraising | 06 Feb 2013 |
On both sides of the Pacific, the venture capital industry is suffering from a dearth in Series A funding. How widespread is the problem and who is most affected?
Venture | 06 Feb 2013 |
CVC Capital Partners has agreed to buy an 80% stake in SPi Global Holdings, a business process outsourcing (BPO) unit of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), in what is the Philippines' largest-ever buyout deal. The transaction values SPi...
Buyouts | 05 Feb 2013 |
Australian VC firm Adventure Capital is targeting around $100 million for its debut vehicle. It has already received $20 million in commitments from high net worth individuals – having signed up its first cornerstone investor in late 2010 – and is...
Fundraising | 01 Feb 2013 |
New Silk Route (NSR) is set to exit Indian cable TV provider Ortel Communications with the company planning to raise as much as INR1 billion ($18.7 million) through an IPO. This is the second time Ortel has tried to go public, having pulled out of an...
Exits | 01 Feb 2013 |
Sequoia Capital India has joined Qualcomm Ventures in investing over $1 million in Dexetra, the maker of Friday, a personal search mobile application.
South Asia | 01 Feb 2013 |
China Private Equity Investment Holdings (CPEH) has acquired a minority interest in Patimas Computers, a Malaysian information and communications technology provider.
Greater China | 31 Jan 2013 |
Lightspeed China Partners has reached a final close of $168 million on its debut China fund, exceeding the target size of $150 million. The fund, which includes an affiliated co-investment vehicle, will target early-stage investments in the internet,...
Fundraising | 30 Jan 2013 |
Softbank Ventures Korea (SBVK), the venture capital unit of Japan's Softbank Corporation, has invested $1.4 million in KnowRe, an education technology company specializing in adaptive online learning services.
Early stage | 28 Jan 2013 |
China Media Capital (CMC) has formed a strategic partnership with The Raine Group, a global merchant bank focused on entertainment, digital media and sports.
Greater China | 28 Jan 2013 |
Kaizen, an education-focused Indian private equity firm, has led a $4 million Series B round investment in Educomp Solution's subsidiary authorGen, which produces online education platform WizIQ. German global media company Bertelsmann has also participated...
South Asia | 25 Jan 2013 |
Korean social media application Between has raised a $3 million Series B funding round from new and existing venture capital players. The proceeds will be used to expand the company's presence outside its home market.
Early stage | 24 Jan 2013 |
Samusung Venture Investment Corp, the venture capital unit of Samsung Group, has invested in Canada's Fixmo, a mobile security solutions firm. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Venture | 23 Jan 2013 |
China Broadband Capital (CBC) has led a $20 million Series B financing round in Beijing iPinYou Information Technologies (iPinYou), a Chinese real-time bidding digital advertising platform. Japan’s Vangoo Investment Partners and existing investor Forward...
Greater China | 21 Jan 2013 |
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