The Blackstone Group has made a partial exit from Indian packaging manufacturer Essel Propack (EPL) – which provides the tubes to 40% of the world’s toothpaste – generating proceeds of INR18.6 billion ($253.4 million).
The private equity firm sold approximately 72.6 million shares for INR256.44-256.49 apiece, according to stock exchange data. Its stake in EPL has fallen from 75% to 52%. Most of the shares were picked...
The Carlyle Group has applied for regulatory approval to acquire a 26% stake in Taiwan-based sushi chain Zhengxian, also known as Sushi Express.
Hong Kong-based insurer FWD Group and Malaysia’s Artem Ventures have set up a MYR 45m (USD 10.2m) VC fund focused on insurance technology and Islamic financial technology in Malaysia.
DeHaat, which claims to be India’s largest full-stack agricultural technology platform, has closed its Series E round on USD 60m. Sofina and Temasek Holdings were the lead investors.
Temasek Holdings has launched an internal review into the circumstances that led to its investment in collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX, but Singapore’s deputy prime minister refused to criticise the organisation’s governance structures.