Deal focus: Laiye leverages European connections
M&A helped Chinese artificial intelligence start-up Laiye develop its product and gain a foothold in Europe. With more than USD 160m in Series C funding, the company is aggressively targeting global expansion
Before investing in Chinese workflow automation start-up Laiye, Cathay Capital introduced the company to several Europe-based Fortune 500 companies that number among its LPs. It was not only a gesture...
Bain seeks delisting of Chindata within three years of listing
Bain Capital has submitted a USD 2.9bn take-private bid for Chindata Group, a largely China-focused data centre operator that it assembled through a buy-and-build and took public in October 2020.
Japan's J-Star buys freight forwarding company
Japan’s J-Star has acquired local freight forwarding business Japan Trust Holdings for an undisclosed sum as part of a transportation services consolidation play.
Ex-Eaton Asia head targets asset management, GP stakes
Chris Lerner, formerly of Eaton Partners and MSA Capital, has established an asset management operation that will ultimately raise an Asian fund-of-funds and teamed up with US-based Bonaccord Capital Partners to expand its GP stakes business into the...
Northstar's managing partner to become CEO of GoTo
Patrick Walujo, a co-founder and managing partner of Northstar Group, has been appointed group CEO of Indonesian super app GoTo, with the Southeast Asia-focused private equity firm telling LPs it expects minimal impact to day-to-day business.