Financial software and data platform developer ION Investment Group has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Acuris, the parent company of AVCJ, for an undisclosed amount. The deal will provide a full exit for Singapore’s GIC Private, while current majority shareholder BC Partners will retain a minority stake.
Acuris, previously called MergerMarket Group, was founded in 2000 and acquired by BC in 2014. The company has nearly 1,500 employees in 66 locations worldwide, providing proprietary insights and analytics...
Meten International Education Group, a Chinese online-to-offline (O2O) English language training provider that mainly caters to adult students, has filed for a US IPO. DG Capital is the primary PE investor in the company.
VisVires New Protein, a Singapore-based VC firm specializing in food technology, has launched its second fund with a target of $150 million. Fund I closed at $40 million in 2016.
Shanghai-based drug developer Allist Pharmaceuticals has raised RMB1.2 billion ($171 million) in a Series A round of funding led by Shiyu Capital. Other participants include Loyal Valley Capital and Suzhou Industrial Park Bioventure Investment.
SBI Investment, the VC arm of Japan’s SBI Holdings, has joined a JPY3.8 billion $35 million Series B round for Pixie Dust Technologies, a local company developing novel uses for ultrasonic waves.