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.
KKR is investing via its Asia growth technology strategy, for which the firm is raising a dedicated fund. Last week, KKR announced a final close of $15 billion on its fourth flagship pan-regional vehicle....
China’s MSA Capital has joined a $30.5 million round for Saudi Arabian B2B services marketplace Sary as part of a deepening Asia-Middle East agenda.
Huoban.com, a Chinese zero-code application building platform has raised $17 million in Series B funding led by 5Y Capital and Sequoia Capital China. Challenjers Capital also took part in the round.
Apollo Management has submitted a A$4 billion ($3.1 billion) bid for the wagering and media and gaming services businesses of Tabcorp Holdings, Australia’s largest gambling company.
David Swensen, head of the Yale University endowment who pioneered a new approach to institutional investment management, has died aged 67 following a long battle with cancer.