From Australia to China and buyouts to venture, industry participants give their perspectives on the year to come for fundraising, investments, and exits
MOUNIR GUEN, CEO AT MVISION, ON KEY TRENDS IN ASIA AND GLOBALLY: There was a habit in the early 2000s of using fundraising as a barometer for the health or activity levels in the industry. Today it is...
Temasek Holdings, Cathay Capital Private Equity, and Haochen Capital have led a $55 million Series B round for WeNext Technology, a China-based 3D printing specialist.
SoftBank Vision Fund 2 has made a Series D investment of undisclosed size in Japan’s Soda, operator of sneaker reselling platform Snkr Dunk, at a valuation of JPY38 billion ($336 million).
Singapore’s LingoAce, a Chinese language learning app, has raised $105 million in Series C funding led by Sequoia Capital India. It comes within a year of a $55 million Series B.
CVC Capital Partners is supporting a proposed founder-led privatization of Hong Kong-listed gaming hardware and software provider Razer that values the business at HK$24.7 billion ($3.17 billion).