Validus, a Singapore-headquartered financing platform for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Southeast Asia, has raised $20 million in a Series B+ round co-led by Vertex Growth and Orion Fund.
Vertex Growth is a fund focused on growth-stage opportunities managed by Vertex Ventures, the VC arm of Temasek Holdings. Orion Fund is a fund managed by K3 Venture Partners, the family office associated...
KKR has offered to acquire up to 9% of First Gen Corporation, a power plant operator in the Philippines, for PHP7.29 billion ($144 million).
Japan’s Beyond Next Ventures has led a JPY800 billion ($7.4 million) Series A round for local cell-based agricultural technology specialist IntegriCulture.
Chinese drug developer Jiangsu Atom Bioscience & Pharmaceutical has raised $30 million in Series B funding led by Sequoia Capital China and Hong Kong-listed Livzon Pharmaceutical Group.
Hillhouse Capital has led an extended Series A round of funding worth $50 million for Deepexi, a Chinese start-up that provides a suite of smart data services to enterprise customers.