The rise of holdco PIK debt has created Australia-based financing structures in which senior lenders and mezzanine providers can coexist. They also offer GPs greater flexibility at what is, for now, an acceptable price
Wind the clock back three years and there was little or no consensus as to how mezzanine providers could participate in Australian leveraged buyouts. Westpac had put forward a set of intercreditor principles...
Black Sesame Technologies, a China-based chipmaker specializing in autonomous driving applications, has closed a Series C extension led by SummitView Capital. This brings the size of the overall round to USD 500m.
Japanese lower middle-market private equity firm J-Star has made an investment of undisclosed size in air cargo transportation and courier services provider Score Japan Holdings.
Gaorong Capital and Tsing Song Capital have led a CNY 500m (USD 74m) Series C for IntellectiveBio, a China-based contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO).
Morningside Venture Capital has teamed up with Kingray Capital, Trinity Innovation Fund, TigerYeah Capital, and FountainBridge Capital to provide USD 20m in angel and pre-Series A funding for Epigenic Therapeutics, a China-based gene editing specialist.