The success of economic reforms introduced by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ultimately depend on his ability to deliver on structural reform, the third of his “three arrows” policy, according to Yoshihiko Miyauchi, CEO of Orix Corp. This observation encapsulates the concerns of PE investors keen to see structural measures precipitate broader corporate restructuring, which potentially means more deal flow.
Speakers at the AVCJ Japan Forum this week noted that governance issues - specifically resistance to change within domestic corporations - could stifle the potential of structural reforms regardless of...
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).