US-based early-stage investor 500 Startups has agreed to establish its Australian headquarters in Melbourne after receiving financial support from the state government of Victoria.
Government-backed accelerator LaunchVic has committed A$2.9 million ($2.2 million) to the expansion effort. It will support the establishment of a program aiming to bridge the local ecosystem with 500’s...
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).