Australian middle-market private equity firm CPE Capital has sold StraitNZ, a ferry and logistics operator that runs services across the Cook Strait between New Zealand’s North and South Islands, to Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (MSIP).
The deal was first reported by The Australian Financial Review last December, which claimed the valuation was more than NZD 500m (USD 348m). MSIP has now confirmed the transaction. CPE – then known...
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.