SEAF’s commitment to a farm-to-shop natural foods retailer highlights the idea that even sustainability-focused businesses may have room for improvement beneath the surface
A91 Partners’ spinout from Sequoia Capital showcases the deepening networks of the Indian VC space and hints that more ecosystem growth is yet to come
Australian private equity firm BGH Capital has offered to acquire 100% of Village Roadshow in a deal that values the Sydney-listed media group at around A$783 million ($536 million).
Japanese private equity firm J-Star has agreed to acquire Gino, a local IT industry job search platform, for an undisclosed sum.
Japanese start-up Minma, which operates P2P jobs and services marketplace Curama, has raised a JPY4 billion ($36.5 million) Series C round led by Nissay Capital, the VC unit of Nippon Life Insurance.
Vietnam-based Mekong Capital has named Nguyen Thi Minh Giang (pictured, third right) as a partner with responsibility for talent and culture. It brings the number of partners at the firm to four.
US-based Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) has established a second venture capital fund for Southeast Asia with a corpus of $100 million.
India’s electric vehicle space is nascent but growing rapidly on the back of a concerted policy push. Investors see enormous potential, especially in the world’s largest two-wheeler segment
Chinese apartment rental platform Danke raised about $130 million in a smaller-than-expected US IPO that was primarily underwritten by existing private equity investors.
China-based I-Mab Biopharma traded as much as 12% lower than initial pricing following the private equity-backed company’s $104 million IPO in the US.
Unison Capital took a Korean game plan global with the Gong Cha bubble tea chain. Attention to local tastes, however, was the key to the enterprise
VIG Partners believes its recent $810 million fundraise validates the firm's middle-market strategy and spur the emergence of new domestic GPs in this area
BlackRock has made an equity investment in Australia-based hotel booking platform SiteMinder that values the company at about A$1.1 billion ($760 million).
After establishing artificial intelligence units for Google and Baidu, Andrew Ng famously declared AI “the new electricity” and launched AI Fund, an incubator with a $175 million war chest
Accel-KKR, a US-based private equity firm created by Accel Partners and KKR, has invested A$28 million ($19.3 million) in Australian workforce management software provider Pegasus.
Indonesia trucking and warehousing platform operator Waresix has closed an extended Series A round at $25.5 million following new contributions from EV Growth and Jungle Ventures.
A consortium backed by mining-focused GP EMR Capital and Singapore’s Golden Energy & Resources has agreed to acquire an Australian gold mine in a deal worth up to A$300 million ($207 million).
Australia’s AMP Capital has closed its latest global infrastructure fund with $3.4 billion in commitments. The target was $3 billion.
Goldman Sachs and SK Group have committed a combined KRW50 billion ($43 million) to a Korean expansion by cold chain logistics operator Belstar Superfreeze.
France-based GP Tikehau Capital has exited its stake in Singapore workspace provider JustCo, achieving a net profit of S$27.7 million ($20.5 million) and an 8x return multiple.
BP has realized its first investment in China’s artificial intelligence (AI) sector by backing energy systems developer R&B Technology through a venture capital arm.
Soul Machines, a New Zealand-based company specializing in emotionally responsive artificial intelligence (AI), has raised a $40 million Series B round led by Temasek Holdings.
Southeast Asia-focused Openspace Ventures has made its first investment in Thailand, co-leading a $10 million Series B round for financial technology player Finnomena alongside China’s Gobi Ventures.
Australian GP Five V Capital has agreed a A$100 million ($69 million) carve-out of Philippines business offshoring specialist MicroSourcing as a bolt-on for an existing portfolio company.