Fund focus: CityU promotes entrepreneur enablement
City University of Hong Kong plans to invest $64 million in creating 300 start-ups over the next three years, offering students and staff a more structured route to commercializing academic research
Hands Life Science, a Hong Kong biotech start-up, completed several pivots before establishing the scientific basis for what it hopes will become a portfolio of consumer healthcare brands. The company’s...
Bessemer leads Series C for New Zealand’s Halter
Bessemer Venture Partners has led a NZD 85m (USD 53.3m) Series C round for New Zealand’s Halter, a start-up that makes solar-powered collars for managing cow herds with an app.
Kotak reaches first close on second India special situations fund
Kotak Investment Advisors has reached a first close of USD 1.25bn on its second India-focused special situations fund against an overall target of USD 1.6bn.
JIC Capital backs Japan's Hitachi Astemo
JIC Capital, the private equity unit of Japan Investment Corporation (JIC), has agreed to take a 20% stake in automotive components manufacturer Hitachi Astemo as part of a restructuring that will see Hitachi cede majority ownership.
Hopu Magnolia cuts fund target, seeks to delay final close
Hopu Magnolia, a growth capital unit of Chinese private equity firm Hopu Investment Management, has cut its planned new fund size to USD 250m, almost half of the original target.