Japan’s Toyota Motor Corporation will contribute $1 billion as the lead investor in the latest round of funding for Southeast Asia-focused ride-hailing business Grab. The commitment – the largest-ever made by an automaker in the ride-hailing industry globally – is said to value the company at just over $10 billion.
Grab has not indicated the expected size of the round. The company closed its Series G last year at $2.5 billion, reaching a reported valuation of $6 billion. This included $2 billion from existing backers...
SeaLink Capital Partners has led a INR2 billion ($29 million) investment in Indian maternal and pediatric hospital chain Surya Children’s Medicare, providing an exit for OrbiMed Advisors.
Japan's governance reforms have given activist investors more leverage over underperforming companies. PE firms are well positioned to offer solutions to these targets in the form of carve-outs, privatizations, or partnerships
Chinese B2B pharmaceutical trading and education platform Yaoshibang has received RMB420 million ($65 million) in Series C funding across two tranches.
A group of VCs including China Growth Capital have agreed to invest $16 million in Ono, a China-based company that claims to be the creator of the first decentralized social network.