LGT Capital Partners has closed its fifth Asia-focused fund-of-funds with USD 1.65bn in commitments, up from approximately USD 1bn in the previous vintage.
The fundraising process began 15 months ago with a target size for Crown Asia-Pacific Private Equity V (CAPE V) of USD 1bn. More than 50 institutional investors came in as LPs, including pension funds,...
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.