Australian LPs get tough on unlisted valuations - AVCJ Forum
Australian LPs are facing more scrutiny as to how they value unlisted assets, prompting several superannuation funds to establish independent valuation teams that operate separately from private equity investment professionals.
“While we are closest to our GPs and are involved in overseeing and approving valuations with LPACs [LP advisory committees], we can be conflicted. With some of our incentives and arrangements, it’s...
Japan's Heartseed raises $14m Series D
Heartseed, a Tokyo-based biotech start-up specializing in treatments that use cardiac muscle cells to initiate the remuscularization of patients who have suffered heart failure, has raised JPY 2bn (USD 14.3m) in Series D funding.
Shenzhen Capital backs Chinese titanium metal producer
Shenzhen Capital Group has participated in a CNY 2.27bn (USD 321m) funding round for Yunnan National Titanium Metal, a subsidiary of Shenzhen-listed chemicals producer LB Group.
Indonesia e-commerce player Evermos gets $39m Series C
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has led a USD 39m Series C round for Evermos, an Indonesian social commerce platform that positions itself as an impact play.
Singapore's Qualgro seeks $150m for Fund III
Qualgro Partners, a Singapore-headquartered venture capital firm, is looking to raise USD 150m for its third fund.