Australia-based utility AGL Energy has rebuffed another acquisition attempt from Brookfield Asset Management and Grok Ventures, a private investment firm established by Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder of Atlassian.
Brookfield and Grok first made an unsolicited approach for AGL in late February, proposing to buy the company through a scheme of arrangement at AUD 7.50 per share, a 4.7% premium to the previous close....
Bertelsmann India Investments has earmarked USD 500m, provided by its eponymous German parent, for investment in local start-ups. The VC unit’s total deployment since its launch in 2013 is USD 285m.
UK-headquartered incubator Entrepreneur First (EF) has raised USD 158m, targeted in part at investment in Southeast Asian start-ups and expanding its reach in the region.
CDH Investments has agreed to sell New Zealand-based supplements manufacturer The Better Health Company (TBHC) to Nestlé Health Science for an undisclosed sum.
India and Southeast Asia-focused Panthera Growth Partners has reached a first close on its second fund with commitments amounting to more than half the overall target of USD 250m.