KKR is said to have taken the lead in the bidding for a majority stake in Panasonic's healthcare unit - a potential $1.5 billion deal that would represent the firm's largest Japanese buyout to date.
According to Nikkei, KKR has obtained preferential negotiating rights for the business, which makes blood sugar monitoring equipment and electronic medical record-keeping systems. An agreement is expected...
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).