Japan remains a private equity hotspot despite muted buyout activity elsewhere in Asia. Take-private and sponsor-to-sponsor opportunities make for a more textured local market
Nearly USD 20.7bn has been committed to Japan buyouts so far this year, beating the 12-month total for 2022 in less than half the time. However, 90% of the capital went to two deals: Toshiba Corporation...
Novo Tellus Capital Partners, an investor in industrial technology assets across the Indo-Pacific region, has reached a first close of approximately USD 375m on its third fund – matching the overall target for the vehicle.
Matrix Partners China and HongShan (formerly Sequioa Capital China) have joined a USD 16m pre-Series B round for Qihan Biotech, a genome editing player active in human and agricultural therapies.
Trifecta Capital has closed its third India venture debt fund with about INR 17.8bn (USD 214) in commitments. The initial target was INR 10bn with a greenshoe option of INR 5bn.
Asia-focused industrial technology investor ShawKwei & Partners has announced its third investment in a US-based company in three weeks, with a USD 34.3m commitment to battery manufacturer Group14 Technologies.