SBI Investment has launched a technology-focused VC fund, known as 4+5 Fund, with a target of JPY100 billion ($920 million).
It is said to be the biggest investment vehicle in Japan focused on start-ups. The investment focus will be industry 4.0, including internet-of-things (IoT), robotics, and “society 5.0” which involves...
MGI Tech, a Chinese manufacturer of gene sequencing devices, has raised more than $1 billion in funding led by IDG Capital and CPE (formerly known as Citic Private Equity).
IMM Private Equity has agreed to acquire Korea Kolmar Holdings’ pharmaceutical contract manufacturing organization (CMO) and its drug development business for KRW512.5 billion ($413 million).
Exacta Capital Partners, a Singapore-based private equity firm affiliated with Mizuho Bank, has led an acquisition of gym operator Anytime Fitness Asia for an undisclosed sum.
Marelli, a leading global automotive components supplier formed when KKR combined Japan’s Calsonic Kansei Corporation with Europe-based Magneti Marelli, has secured JPY130 billion ($1.2 billion) in additional funding to ride out a market downturn.