Chinese ride-hailing app operator Didi Chuxing, which has received substantial PE and VC backing, has raised $4 billion in a new round of funding from investors including SoftBank Group and Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala.
The round values Didi at $56 billion, according to a source familiar with the situation. It comes eight months after the company raised $5.5 billion at a valuation of about $50 billion. SoftBank contributed...
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).