Australian start-up Soil Carbon is developing microbial technology that can be used to limit carbon emissions from crops. Horizons Ventures has provided financial support for the project
Clime Capital, a newly established cleantech investor based in Singapore, has launched a clean energy fund for Southeast Asia targeting $50 million.
B Capital Group, a US-based VC with a presence in Singapore and a significant Asia portfolio, has closed its second global fund at $820 million.
The Carlyle Group has announced its third India deal in the space of two months with a $235 million commitment to local telecom operator Bharti Airtel’s data center business, Nxtra Data.
The Rise Fund, TPG’s impact investment business, has purchased solar projects with a combined capacity of 970 megawatts from China-based Trina Solar for approximately $700 million.
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) has promoted Jong-ho Kim from head of private equity to deputy CIO with a brief to lead its alternative investment group.
In internet service provider Frontiir, Ascent Capital believes it has a portfolio company that can deliver profit and positive social impact in Myanmar
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Chinese radiotherapy business Hygeia Healthcare, which counts Warburg Pincus, Boyu Capital, and CITIC Capital among its investors, raised HK$2.22 billion ($286.4 million) in its Hong Kong IPO.
Beijing-based smart parking management solution provider AIpark has raised a RMB300 million ($42 million) Series C round led by Gaorong Capital.
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Seafolly, an Australian swimwear and beachwear brand owned by L Catterton Asia, has entered administration, citing the “crippling financial impact” of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan’s Accordia Golf, which was acquired by MBK Partners in 2017, has agreed a S$804.1 million ($577 million) privatization of a Singapore-listed trust it established six years ago as the holding entity for 88 golf courses.
Lightspeed India Partners and Falcon Edge Capital have led a $7 million Series A round for Nextbillion, a Singapore-based provider of artificial intelligence-enabled mapping software solutions.
In backing spices maker Pushp, A91 Partners has gained exposure to what might be the most profitable segment of India's broader food space, with margins comparable to those for cosmetics
Hong Kong and US-based food technology investor Lever VC has launched a RMB200 million ($28 million) fund dedicated to Chinese plant-based meat start-ups.
Zuoyebang, a Chinese K-12 education platform that spun out from domestic search giant Baidu, has raised $750 million in Series E funding led by Fountainvest Partners and Tiger Global Management.
CapitalG, Google’s corporate venture arm that focuses on growth equity investments, has led an INR2.1 billion ($27.5 million) funding round for Indian non-bank lender Aye Finance.
Bond Capital, the technology investment firm established by Silicon Valley veteran Mary Meeker, has struck its debut deal in India with a commitment to online learning provider Byju’s.
CLSA Capital Partners (CLSA CP) has acquired Assist, a Japanese marketplace that facilitates sourcing helpers for daily household jobs.
Indonesia’s East Ventures has reached a first close of $57 million on its eighth fund. The target is $88 million.
Agora.io, a real-time voice and video communication platform established by Tony Zhao, formerly CTO of Chinese social networking player YY.com, saw its stock gain 151% on its NASDAQ trading debut following a $350 million IPO.
The Carlyle Group has agreed to invest approximately $490 million for a 20% stake in pharmaceutical division of India’s Piramal Enterprises, which has interests ranging from outsourced drug development to an ophthalmology joint venture with Allergan.