Japan’s Beyond Next Ventures has led a JPY800 billion ($7.4 million) Series A round for local cell-based agricultural technology specialist IntegriCulture.
Domestic VCs Real Tech Fund and Hiroshima Venture Partners also participated, as did US-based investors AgFunder and VU Venture Partners. There were joined by NH Foods, a Japanese meat and dairy conglomerate...
Manila-based private equity firm Navegar has closed its second Philippines fund with $197 million in commitments. The initial target was $150 million.
Singapore-headquartered investment firm Blue Ashva Capital has secured a first close of INR4.5 billion ($60 million) for an India-domiciled fund that will invest in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups.
Investcorp has led a $56 million Series C round for Indian managed co-living accommodation platform operator Zolo.
Energy giant BP has agreed to invest $70 million in Green Growth Equity Fund (GGEF), a PE vehicle co-managed by Everstone Group that invests in sustainable infrastructure projects in India.