China-US trade tensions will drive a second wave in the One Belt One Road Initiative (OBOR) as Chinese companies relocate lower-end manufacturing to new markets, according to Victor Fung, group chairman of Fung Group, a Hong Kong multinational with interests in sourcing, distribution and retail.
“The first wave was state-owned enterprises going to build roads, bridges, and airports. I have been asking for years who is going to use this infrastructure and I never got a real answer. But the answer...
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).