A growing number of Singaporean retail investors are seeking PE exposure under a program overseen by Temasek Holdings. Nearly 31,000 applications representing S$820 million ($602 million) were submitted for the S$180 million worth of bonds – backed by LP interests in funds – earmarked for retail involvement.
This is the fifth transaction in the Astrea series through which Azalea Asset Management has facilitated third-party participation in the Temasek private equity portfolio, and the second to feature listed...
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).