Japanese private equity firms are looking to raise larger funds, based on what is described as a blossoming investment opportunity. Do they risk biting off more than they can chew?
Japanese private equity has been here before. Between 2004 and 2007, investors plowed more than $30 billion into buyouts, roughly three times the aggregate for the previous four years and twice the amount...
Info Edge India, the holding company for Indian jobs portal Naukri, is looking to raise INR7.5 billion ($100 million) for a debut venture capital fund.
Laundrygo, a Korea-based on-demand laundry service, has raised KRW17 billion ($13.9 million) in Series B funding from Korea Investment Partners, Aju IB Investment, KT Investment, Samsung Venture Investment, and DS Asset Management.
DoubleDown Interactive, a STIC Investments-backed Korean online game publisher best known for its flagship casino offering, has filed to list in the US.
Facebook and PayPal have joined an ongoing Series F round for private equity-backed Indonesian ride-hailing and online-to-offline (O2O) services platform Gojek (formerly Go-Jek).