Australia’s Industry Funds Management (IFM) will reportedly assume control of Hastings Private Equity Fund II from Hastings Fund Management. According to AVCJ Research, IFM is among the LPs in the $180 million vehicle, which closed in June 2005 and made nine investments.
The transfer will also see David Dawson, head of private equity at Hastings, join IFM on May 1, The Wall Street Journal reported. He will be responsible for managing the fund's two remaining investments...
SoftBank Vision Fund 2 is the largest participant in a KRW223.6 billion ($187 million) investment in Naver Z, the metaverse platform unit of Korean internet giant Naver Corporation.
Horizons Ventures, the private investment arm of Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing, has led a A$129 million ($92.3 million) Series B round for Australia’s Harrison.ai, a clinical artificial intelligence (AI) developer.
Airbus Ventures has led a $25 million Series B round for Australia’s Q-Ctrl, a quantum computing developer increasingly geared toward space tech and orbital infrastructure.
STIC Investments has led a KRW1 trillion ($840 million) investment in Iljin Materials, a Korean producer of electric foils used in lithium batteries and consumer electronics, to support the international expansion of its manufacturing footprint.