Tencent Holdings, Baidu and JD.com have invested $550 million in China-based auto financing platform Yintai Capital. The business was launched by Bitauto, which previously received funding from the three internet companies as well as from PAG Capital.
The US-listed parent company, which will hold a 47% stake in Yintai on a fully diluted basis, will continue to consolidate financials of the unit, according to a statement. Yixin said the data, users,...
Singapore’s Openspace Ventures has hired Jessica Huang Pouleur (pictured), formerly of Providence Equity Partners and latterly head of Asia M&A for The Walt Disney Company, as an executive director.
The Blackstone Group has made a partial exit from Indian packaging manufacturer Essel Propack (EPL) – which provides the tubes to 40% of the world’s toothpaste – generating proceeds of INR18.6 billion ($253.4 million).
Increased climate change awareness on a corporate level is leading to more investment – either direct or through funds – in start-ups that offer mitigation solutions. Asia is a key geography
Healthcare-focused Panacea Venture has led a $40 million Series C round for China’s XWPharma, a neurobiology-focused biotech developer previously known as XW Laboratories.