Mercari, a venture capital-backed Japanese consumer-to-consumer marketplace that became the country’s first unicorn in 2016, plans to raise up to JPY110 billion ($1 billion) through a domestic IPO.
The company said it would sell approximately 40.7 million shares for JPY2,200-2,700 apiece, according to a filing. The offering comprises 18.2 million new shares – plus an allowance for an overallotment...
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to invest $25 million in Exacta Asia Investment II (Exacta II), a Southeast Asia-focused vehicle launched last year by Japan’s Mizuho Bank.
Bcause, a US-based cryptocurrency services company backed by SBI Holdings has received a commitment of undisclosed size from China Health Checkmate (CHC) to support an Asian expansion.
Wukongbao, a Beijing-based online insurance broker, has raised millions of US dollars in a Series B round led by Chinese classifieds platform 58.com, with participation from Guohua Life Insurance.
China Everbright has completed the first close of RMB800 million ($115.4 million) on its third healthcare fund. The overall target for the vehicle is around RMB1.5 billion.