CVC Asia Pacific may service Nine Entertainment’s A$3.5 billion ($3.7 billion) in debt by raising more debt from private investors in the US. It is thought that a “144A” bond issue would raise $500 million to $1 billion that would go toward reducing $2.6 billion in senior loans due in February 2013. Should this be achieved, creditors might be more accommodating in renegotiating the remaining debt, The Australian reported.
In order to issue 144A bonds, CVC would need a public credit rating in the US as the instruments are tradable. It would also have to find a way around cross-currency issues that arise from raising US dollar-denominated...
Chinese gene therapy specialist Exegenesis Bio has received $20 million in Series B funding led by Legend Capital. It will be used to support clinical development of the company’s drug portfolio.
Alibaba Group has led a $300 million round for Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Xpeng Motors. It comes barely two weeks after the company closed an extended Series C round of $500 million.
EDBI, the investment arm of Singapore’s Economic Development Board, has invested in Vesta, a US-based fraud and payment technology start-up with ambitions to expand into Asia.
Hana Financial has invested KRW100 billion ($85 million) in a portfolio of Korean waste to energy (WTE) projects controlled by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP).