Portfolio Advisors raises $1bn for global fund-of-funds
Portfolio Advisors has closed its latest global multi-strategy fund-of-funds – which allows LPs to customise allocations across several key areas – with commitments of just over USD 1bn.
Global PE sees fundraising, performance contraction - McKinsey
Global private equity fundraising contracted 15% in 2022 as McKinsey & Company’s latest private markets annual review painted a bleak picture of the asset class, noting that one-year performance entered negative territory for the first time since 2008.
Singapore electronics marketplace Reebelo extends Series A to $50m
Singapore electronics marketplace Reebelo has lifted its Series A round to USD 50m with a USD 29m commitment led by Cathay Innovation.
China IPOs: Back to New York
With regulatory challenges receding, Chinese companies are once again targeting US listings. But the journey to New York – in terms of approvals, locations, and valuations – isn’t necessarily smooth
Qiming, Ince invest in China, US biotech start-up
Qiming Venture Partners and Ince Capital have led a USD 50m Series B round for China and US-based oncology and autoimmune diseases treatments developer Allorion Therapeutics.
Permira closes $17.6b global buyout fund
Permira has closed its latest flagship global buyout fund with EUR 16.7bn (USD 17.6bn) in commitments, a 50% increase on the previous vintage.
B Capital closes US-Asia healthcare fund on $500m
US and Asia-focused VC firm B Capital has closed its first dedicated sector fund, collecting USD 500m for investments in healthcare.
DCP backs China expansion by Canadian vitamins brand
DCP Capital has agreed to invest approximately USD 175m to support the China expansion of Jamieson Wellness, a listed Canadian producer of health and wellness products.
Capital Square secures post-merger India IT services deal
Capital Square Partners (CSP) has announced its first deal since merging with Basil Technology Partners (BTP) with an investment in Relevance Lab, an IT services provider that has a sizeable operation in India.
Data sovereignty: Compliance complex
Deglobalisation is broadening the concept of cyber risk management from simply preventing attacks to navigating a minefield of data regulations. The pressure on PE spans investment, operations, and exits
India's Rezolve.ai secures $11m Series A
SIG Venture Capital has led a USD 11m Series A round for Rezolve.ai, a US and India-based start-up that applies conversational artificial intelligence (AI) to human resources services.
AI: Asia awakens to ChatGPT
ChatGPT has sent shockwaves through the technology sector globally. Asia is no exception as investors look for ways to leverage the platform and China contemplates a standard of its own
India, US-based Usher closes $50m Series C
Third Point Ventures has led a USD 50m Series C round for India and US-based enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) and automation technology provider Ushur.
Carlyle names Harvey Schwartz as CEO
The Carlyle Group has appointed Harvey M. Schwartz, formerly president and co-COO of Goldman Sachs, as its new CEO.
China's Structure Therapeutics soars on US debut
Structure Therapeutics, a China and US-based drug developer specialising in novel oral therapeutics, performed strongly on its trading debut following an upsized USD 161.1m NASDAQ IPO.
B Capital raises $2.1bn for latest global VC funds
US and Singapore-headquartered VC firm B Capital has closed its third series of funds with USD 2.1bn in commitments. The mandate is global with a strong emphasis on Asia.
Avatar Growth leads Series C for India's Mad Street Den
Avatar Growth Capital, a private equity firm specialising in bringing Indian tech to global markets, has led a USD 30m Series C round for US and India-based retail services player Mad Street Den.
Everstone, Goldman buy IT consulting player Cprime
India and Southeast Asia-focused private equity firm Everstone Capital has teamed up with Goldman Sachs Asset Management to acquire US-headquartered IT consulting business Cprime. The size of the transaction was not disclosed.
ChrysCapital acquires US-India IT player Xoriant for $350m
India’s ChrysCapital Partners has acquired Xoriant, a US-headquartered but primarily India-based software engineering and IT provider, for about USD 350m.
US regulator gets access to Chinese audits
The threat of delisting that has haunted Chinese companies that trade on US exchanges appears to have receded after the US regulators announced they had gained full access to the audits of these companies for the first time.
Square Peg, Wellington back Australia's Rokt at $2.4b valuation
Square Peg Capital and Wellington Management have led a AUD 750m (USD 501m) investment in Australian e-commerce marketing technology provider Rokt at a valuation of USD 2.4bn.
Thoma Bravo raises $32b for deployment in software
Thoma Bravo, a specialist investor in software companies, has closed its latest set of buyout funds with more than USD 32.4bn in commitments. This compares to USD 22.8bn in the previous vintage.
Fund focus: Southeast Asia piques Silicon Valley interest
Singapore’s Iterative is dazzling its entrepreneurial friends in the US with tales of seed-stage success in Southeast Asia and channelling that interest into a sophomore fund
Chinese investors sell international assets of condom maker LifeStyles
A Chinese investor group featuring several private equity firms has sold the non-China assets of LifeStyles Healthcare, a global sexual health and wellness platform best known for the Lifestyles condom brand, to US-based Linden Capital Partners.