SproutX, an Australian accelerator focused on agricultural technology, has raised A$10 million ($7.7 million) for a venture capital fund. Artesian Venture Partners will act as investment manager.
LP support includes domestic superannuation fund Hostplus, which committed A$85 million to an Artesian fund earlier this year, a portion of which has in turn been deployed to the SproutX vehicle. Sproutx...
California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest public pension fund in the US, plans to deploy up to $13 billion a year in direct private equity deals through two newly formed funds.
Japan Post Bank plans to increase the size of its alternatives portfolio more than fivefold in the next three years to JPY8.5 trillion ($76.5 billion). More than JPY2 trillion of this will be allocated to private equity.
Digital Garage and Toyota Tsusho, a division of Japanese automotive giant Toyota Group, have co-led a $30 million Series D round for Indian used-car trading marketplace Droom.
L Catterton Asia will invest INR1.7 billion ($25 million) in India-listed integrated fashion retailer Future Lifestyle Fashion (FLF).