KKR and DCP Capital Partners have jointly invested in Adopt A Cow, a China-based dairy farm operator that pursues a direct-to-consumer sales model underpinned by digital tools.
Centurium Capital and Joy Capital have invested $250 million in scandal-hit Chinese coffee shop chain, with Centurium describing it as a sign of faith in the company’s business model and long-term prospects.
China-based logistics provider ZJS Express has raised a RMB1 billion ($153 million) Series B round led by Sino-Ocean Capital. Gaolin Capital and state-backed HighRun Capital also participated.
Japanese venture capital firm Samurai Incubate has closed its second Africa-focused fund above target at just over JPY2.02 billion ($18.6 million).
Amazon has formed a $250 million fund that will invest in India-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a view to supporting nationwide business digitalization.
CPE has reached a first close of $1.8 billion on its fourth US dollar-denominated fund following a six-month period punctuated by three new investments and four portfolio company IPOs.
Fiture, a Chinese developer of artificial intelligence-enabled home fitness devices, has raised $300 million in Series B funding led by All-Stars Investment, Legend Capital, DST Global, and Coatue Management.
Arrail Group, one of China’s largest dental services providers, has raised close to $200 million in Series E funding led by Temasek Holdings.
TuSimple, a China and US-based developer of autonomous driving technology for trucks, traded flat on debut following a $1.35 billion IPO at a market capitalization of $8.5 billion.
Alpha JWC Ventures is targeting $250 million for its third Indonesia-focused venture capital fund, with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) proposing a commitment of up to $20 million.
Korean internet company Kakao Corporation has spun out its fashion e-commerce business as an independent entity and merged it with Zigzag, a VC-backed local fashion marketplace.
Singapore’s Genesis Alternative Ventures has closed its debut venture debt fund, which will target Southeast Asia, with $80 million in commitments.
StoneWise, a Chinese biotech start-up that uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to develop new drugs, has raised $100 million in Series B funding across two tranches.
The imminent US listing of a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) media app via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is helping legitimize the region for Asian private equity.
Justin Ryan, a managing partner at Quadrant Private Equity and latterly head of the Australian firm’s growth strategy, is stepping back from day-to-day investment activity.
KKR has contributed JPY4 billion ($37 million) to a JPY6.6 billion funding round for Netstars, a Japanese QR code payment gateway operator. SIG and Lun Partners, a Hong Kong-based global financial technology investor, also took part.
Pine Labs, an India payments start-up backed by MasterCard, PayPal, and Sequoia Capital India, has acquired Fave, a Malaysian counterpart also backed by Sequoia India, for $45 million.
Southeast Asia-focused ride hailing and local services platform Grab has agreed to go public in the US through a merger with a special purpose acquisition vehicle (SPAC) at an enterprise valuation of $30.4 billion.
Lever VC, a Hong Kong-based food tech investor, has achieved a fourth close of $46 million on its debut fund, claiming 2.3x growth in the value of the portfolio since 2019.
Lakeshore Capital, a mid-market private equity firm focused on Thailand and the Greater Mekong region, has closed its second fund oversubscribed at the hard cap of $150 million.
Gobi Partners became Airwallex's first institutional investor in 2016 due to a lack of support in the Australian company's home market. The GP made a partial exit in a recent Series D round at a valuation of $2.6 billion
Embarking on its first Zoom-based fundraise, China's Long Hill Capital succeeding in closing just above target on $300 million while significantly diversifying the LP base
Partners Group is set to generate a 5x return on the sale of its 45% stake in GlobalLogic to Hitachi as momentum in corporate digital transformation makes the IT services player a hot commodity