PropertyGuru, a private equity-backed Southeast Asia real estate portal, traded flat on its New York Stock Exchange debut following a merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) at an enterprise value of USD 1.36bn.
This is the second SPAC liquidity event for a Southeast Asian unicorn after ride-hailing platform turned super app Grab’s USD 30.4bn merger last December. The stock hit USD 18 in anticipation of a deal...
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.