US investment firm Greenoaks Capital has led a INR1.5 billion ($24 million) investment in Oravel Stays, the start-up behind India-focused online budget hotel marketplace OyoRooms.com.
Technology | 26 Mar 2015 |
The Australian government has given start-ups a boost with the much-anticipated introduction of a bill that means employees can defer paying tax on share options until they are actually converted into shares.
Australasia | 26 Mar 2015 |
Mafengwo, a Chinese travel social media platform, has raised a Series C round of funding from Hillhouse Capital Management, Qiming Venture Partners, hedge fund Coatue Management and technology firm Cobuilder.
Greater China | 26 Mar 2015 |
91App, a Taiwan-based start-up that helps e-commerce companies set up mobile apps, has secured a Series A round of funding worth $9 million led by local incubator AppWorks.
Greater China | 26 Mar 2015 |
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Technology | 25 Mar 2015 |
Venture capital firm Accel Partners has raised $305 million for its fourth country-focused fund to invest in Indian start-ups.
South Asia | 25 Mar 2015 |
700Bike, a Chinese smart bicycle manufacturer, has raised a Series A round of funding worth $15 million from Banyan Capital, China Growth Capital and IDG Capital Partners.
Greater China | 25 Mar 2015 |
Gunosy - a Japanese news app developer backed by the venture capital firm Jafco, telecoms company KDDI Corp. and B Dash Ventures - has filed for a Tokyo IPO.
Venture | 25 Mar 2015 |
Megakaryon, a Japan-based stem cell technology developer, has raised JPY2.54 billion ($21.2 million) from a consortium of investors including existing backers Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, SMBC Venture Capital...
North Asia | 25 Mar 2015 |
Chinese online retailer JD.com has invested in Fenqille.com, a Chinese installment payment platform backed by several VC investors.
Greater China | 24 Mar 2015 |
Remitly, a US-based remittance service that targets Asian expatriates, has raised $12.5 million in a Series B funding round led by DFJ.
Consumer | 24 Mar 2015 |
India-based mobile payment provider Mosambee has raised a Series B round of funding from Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund (RVCF) and existing investor SIDBI Venture Capital.
South Asia | 24 Mar 2015 |
Indian used car trading platform Mahindra First Choice Wheels (MFCWL) has raised $15 million from Valiant Capital Management, a San Francisco-based hedge fund. It will take a minority stake in the business.
Technology | 23 Mar 2015 |
Vertex Ventures, a VC subsidiary of Singapore's Temasek Holdings, has led a funding round for online parenting portal theAsianparent, bringing the total raised by the site to S$4.5 million ($3.3 million).
Southeast Asia | 23 Mar 2015 |
Trifecta Capital, the venture debt firm set up former Canaan Partners Managing Director Rahul Khanna, has secured a INR500 million ($8 million) anchor investment from RBL Bank for its debut fund, and set a new target of INR4 billion.
South Asia | 20 Mar 2015 |
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
245-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo