Two years ago CLSA Capital Partners made its maiden investment from Sunrise Capital II, a $210 million Japan-focused fund that launched 16 months earlier. The company was BCN, a used car auction site operator based in Saitama prefecture, which CLSA acquired from Chubu Motor Sales for around $20 million.
This month CLSA has returned to the automotive space and the firm has not traveled far for its next deal. The latest target, automotive tools retailer Worldtool, is also based in Saitama, a 15-minute drive...
Kalihulian - a China-based digital logistics platform that offers an Uber-style service for cargo freight - has raised RMB100 million ($14 million) in Series A funding led by Sino-Ocean Capital, an investment arm of property developer Sino-Ocean Group.
Neuron Mobility, a Singapore-based e-scooter company, has secured a $18.5 million Series A round led by Australia’s Square Peg Capital and US-based GSR Ventures.
Vertex Ventures, a VC arm of Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, has received commitments of $180 million from Japanese investors for a fund-of-funds that will support its global portfolio of VC vehicles.
Private markets investors in Asia have outperformed their developed markets peers in four out of the last six years in terms of IRR, with the once substantial gap in median distributions also narrowing, according to analysis by Hamilton Lane.