Youku and Tudou, China’s leading online video companies - both of which are US-listed - will merge in a 100% stock-to-stock to transaction worth over $1 billion. The combined entity will be the country's biggest video platform with a more than 35% market share.
Competition is intense in the online video market, with Sohu, Baidu and Tencent all seeking to eat away at the two market leaders. This has led to increasing costs for internet bandwidth, content and mobile...
The Carlyle Group achieved an 8x return through a partial exit via SBI Cards’ IPO. The private equity firm still holds a 16% stake and is a resolute believer in the growth potential of India’s credit card market
India's private debt markets lack coordination and standardization. Vivriti Capital hopes to fix this by bringing issuance online. LGT Lightstone Aspada has provided $50 million in support of this effort
MiningLamp Technology, a Chinese big data company, has raised $300 million Series E led by Temasek Holdings and Tencent Holdings. Kuaishou, a local short-video sharing platform backed by Tencent, also took part in the round.
AISing, a Japan-based developer of edge artificial intelligence (AI) technology used in industrial robots and self-driving cars, has raised JPY700 million ($6.5 million) in Series B funding.