AIGF Advisors, a private equity firm sponsored by Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation, has closed its second ASEAN-focused fund with JPY 17.3bn (USD 127m) in commitments.
The firm said in a statement that the LP base comprises institutional investors in Japan and Southeast Asia. The mandate remains unchanged: to provide growth capital to small and medium-sized enterprises...
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.