Miaoshou Doctor, a Chinese online healthcare services platform that has expanded into the offline pharmacy space, has completed its extended Series C funding round, having achieved a post-deal valuation of more than RMB7 billion ($1 billion).
Australia’s OneVentures and AirTree Ventures have joined online jobs marketplace Seek in a A$22 million ($15.3 million) Series C round for local human resources platform Employment Hero.
New Zealand has opened a NZ$300 million ($199 million) government-backed venture capital scheme to applications from domestic and international private fund managers.
Indonesia-based ride-hailing and online services platform Go-Jek has received a fresh investment of undisclosed size from Mitsubishi Corporation - as well as two other units of the Japanese conglomerate - as part of its ongoing Series F round.
Global Brain has led a JPY8.5 billion ($7.8 million) Series A round for Connected Robotics, a Japanese robotics developer that specializes in cooking.
EV Growth has led a $14.5 million Series A round for Indonesian logistics industry technology provider Waresix.
EQT Partners has made a take-private offer for Singapore-listed hospital operator Health Management International (HMI) that values the company at S$611 million ($449 million).
Australia’s Quadrant Private Equity has made the first investment from its new growth fund, with an agreement to acquire domestic auction sites Graysonline and AreYouSelling for A$60 million ($42 million).
Ritase, an Indonesian technology provider for the trucking industry, has raised an $8.5 million Series A round led by Golden Gate Ventures.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has anchored the first tranche of a $550 million investment in L&T Finance Holdings (LTFH), the financial services unit of Indian engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T).
Japanese autonomous driving technology developer Tier IV has raised $100 million in Series A funding from a group of investors including Jafco.
Synyi, a Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) start-up that targets hospitals, has taken its total fundraising to RMB550 million ($80 million) following a RMB250 million Series C led by Tencent Holdings and featuring Sinopharm Capital.
LionRock Capital, an Asian PE firm that counts Italian football club Inter Milan among its previous investments, has launched a sports-focused fund with retailer Li Ning participating as an anchor LP.
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US venture firm Goodwater Capital and Mitsubishi UFJ Capital have co-led a JPY1.5 billion ($14 million) Series B round for Japanese financial technology provider Kyash.
Feihe, a China-based dairy products manufacturer backed by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA), has filed for an IPO in Hong Kong.
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Australia’s Next Capital has agreed to privatize local hospitality industry equipment provider Silver Chef in a deal worth at least A$27 million ($19 million).
Sony has joined Daiwa Capital Holdings, a subsidiary of Japan’s Daiwa Securities Group, for a JPY20 billion ($186 million) VC fund targeting start-ups in high growth industries.
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Centurium Capital, a private equity firm established by ex-Warburg Pincus China head David Li (pictured), has closed its debut US dollar-denominated fund at just over $2 billion after about 15 months in the market.
Singapore’s Golden Equator has punctuated a spate of fundraising activity with confirmation it will launch a $200 million mezzanine and private debt fund for growth-stage companies in Southeast Asia.
The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) has teamed up with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), a sovereign wealth fund, to invest at least RUB50 billion ($788 million) in a chemical complex in western Russia.