Ant Capital Partners has set a hard cap of JPY50 billion ($461 million) for its sixth Japan buyout fund, with a first close on as much as half that total provisionally scheduled for the end of April.
The formal fundraising process began in January, Ryosuke Iinuma, the firm’s representative director and a managing partner, told Mergermarket, AVCJ’s sister title. He added that Ant has ambitions to...
StoneWise, a Chinese biotech start-up that uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to develop new drugs, has raised $100 million in Series B funding across two tranches.
The imminent US listing of a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) media app via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is helping legitimize the region for Asian private equity.
Justin Ryan, a managing partner at Quadrant Private Equity and latterly head of the Australian firm’s growth strategy, is stepping back from day-to-day investment activity.
KKR has contributed JPY4 billion ($37 million) to a JPY6.6 billion funding round for Netstars, a Japanese QR code payment gateway operator. SIG and Lun Partners, a Hong Kong-based global financial technology investor, also took part.