Chinese B2B steel-trading platform Zhaogang.com has received RMB500 million ($74 million) from existing investors China Renaissance Private Equity Fund and West Fund, as well as the Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF).
The RCIF commitment was one of several announced during a visit to Moscow by Chinese President Xi Jinping. These included a pledge from China Investment Corporation (CIC) and the Russian Direct Investment...
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.