Indian early-stage investor Anicut Capital has achieved a first close of INR 1.1bn (USD 14.2m) on its latest VC fund, which is targeting INR 5bn. It coincides with the nomination of a new partner.
Anicut was founded in 2015 by financial services veterans Ashvin Chadha and IAS Balamurugan (pictured, left to right) as a debt provider for small businesses. It raised two debt funds with LP support from...
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.