Large institutional investors pursuing direct deals on a solo basis represents a logical evolution of the private equity industry and shouldn’t necessarily be regarded as a threat, Asia-focused buyout managers told the AVCJ Forum.
“It’s happening in Asia to some extent, although most LPs doing direct deals are co-investing or co-sponsoring,” said Jean-Eric Salata, CEO and founding partner at Baring Private Equity Asia. “I...
Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala has agreed to invest INR90.9 billion ($1.2 billion) in Jio Platforms, the holding company for various internet and telecom assets owned by Indian oil-to-retail conglomerate Reliance Industries.
Bessemer Venture Partners has led an INR1.5 billion ($20 million) Series B round for teleconsultation health platform DocsApp.
Everest Medicines, a China-based biopharmaceutical company, has raised $310 million in Series C funding across two tranches.
Bespin Global, a Seoul and Beijing-based cloud management services provider, has raised RMB530 million ($74.6 million) in a Series C round from SK Telecom and existing investor DY Holdings.