Sequoia Capital China and HighLight Capital have led a RMB550 million ($80 million) pre-IPO funding round for BrightGene Bio-Medical Technology, a Chinese developer of innovative and generic drugs. An investment unit of GF Securities also participated.
The company was established in 2001 and received funding from Lilly Asia Ventures in 2010. AVCJ Research’s records indicate that Suzhou International Development Venture Capital invested the same year,...
Exits remain challenging in Southeast Asian private equity, but LPs see a growing willingness among the region’s GPs to take this difficulty into account when planning their investments.
Alibaba Group has led a $150 million Series D round of funding for Knowbox, a Chinese education start-up that develops a range of mobile apps aimed at students and teachers.
EBay has acquired a 5.5% stake in Paytm Mall, the e-commerce arm of Indian online payments platform Paytm.
Switzerland-based private equity firm Vaalon Capital and Netherlands investor IFSD BV have provided a combined $15 million to Indian financial and enterprise services provider MyMoneyMantra (MMM).