New Zealand's Pencarrow closes Fund VI on $187m
New Zealand-based Pencarrow Private Equity has closed its sixth fund at the hard cap of NZD 300m (USD 187m), having scaled up from NZD 250m in the previous vintage.
The final close came in December 2022, Nigel Bingham, the firm’s managing partner, told Mergermarket, AVCJ’s sister title. A debut investment from the new fund – in Shoof, a distributor of on-farm...
VC investors primed for exit with China Youzan reorganisation
Hillhouse Capital and Matrix Partners China are set for liquidity events after China Youzan, an e-commerce software-as-a-service (SaaS) business listed in Hong Kong, agreed to take full control of its key subsidiary for HKD 2.6bn (USD 334.5m).
Goldman backs Japan taxi-hailing player Go
Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) has committed JPY 10bn (USD 75m) in Series D funding to Go Inc, operator of a Japan-based taxi-hailing app.
AVCJ daily bulletin returns May 29
AVCJ’s daily bulletin will not be published on May 26 due to a public holiday in Hong Kong.
Digital bank Tyme wins funding for SE Asia, Africa expansion
Tyme Group, an emerging markets-focused digital banking group with operations in the Philippines and South Africa, has raised USD 77.8m in pre-Series C funding. A portion of the proceeds will be used for expansion into other markets in Southeast Asia.