Cleantech has struggled to establish itself in Southeast Asia due to lack of prioritization from both the public and private sectors. But investors can make headway if the projects appeal on a pragmatic basis
When Nikunj Jinsi, global head of venture capital at International Finance Corporation (IFC), looks at the environment for cleantech development in Southeast Asia, he sees a mentality that is not welcoming...
Bertelsmann India Investments has earmarked USD 500m, provided by its eponymous German parent, for investment in local start-ups. The VC unit’s total deployment since its launch in 2013 is USD 285m.
UK-headquartered incubator Entrepreneur First (EF) has raised USD 158m, targeted in part at investment in Southeast Asian start-ups and expanding its reach in the region.
CDH Investments has agreed to sell New Zealand-based supplements manufacturer The Better Health Company (TBHC) to Nestlé Health Science for an undisclosed sum.
India and Southeast Asia-focused Panthera Growth Partners has reached a first close on its second fund with commitments amounting to more than half the overall target of USD 250m.