Alibaba Group has merged Ele.me, a China-focused food delivery platform that it acquired earlier this year, with its local services platform Koubei. The combined platform has raised $3 billion from investors including Alibaba and SoftBank Group.
According to Alibaba’s quarterly financial results, the merger is aimed at creating a comprehensive local services offering that can leverage the power of Alibaba’s corporate ecosystem and business...
GGV Capital’s Asia business will sever ties with the firm’s international operation – switching to separate partnerships and a distinct brand – as venture capital continues to feel the impact of the US and China’s conflicting technology agendas.
A consortium led by Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) has successfully completed a tender offer for Toshiba Corporation, paving the way for a JPY 2trn (USD 13.6bn) privatisation of the company.
Peak XV Partners, formerly Sequoia Capital India, and Elevation Capital have led a USD 12m Series A round for Indian visa platform Atlys with support from Andreessen Horowitz.
Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has agreed to pay AUD 272.1m (USD 174m) for a 50% stake in LMS Energy, a biogas-to-energy and solar renewable energy business held by Australian metals recycler Sims.