Golden Equator Capital, which is currently deploying a Southeast Asia technology fund alongside Korea Investment Partners, has appointed Pooja Gurbani (pictured) as a partner in its venture investments team.
CLSA Capital Partners has exited Worldtool, a Japanese automotive tools retailer that primarily operates under the Astro Products brand, to domestic home improvement chain Royal Homecenter.
Navis Capital Partners has acquired Malaysian durian products exporter Hernan Corporation with a view to leveraging strong demand for the fruit in China and in Chinese communities globally.
Cortina Capital, a private equity firm that invests in Australian health and wellness brands with export potential in China and other Asian markets, is looking to raise $100 million for its debut fund, AVCJ understands.
VIPKid, China-based English language learning platform, has announced the completion of a Series E funding round led by Tencent Holdings.
Human resources software provider Darwinbox is among the Indian business services players leading the charge into Southeast Asia
PropertyGuru, a Southeast Asia-focused online real estate portal that counts TPG Capital and KKR among its investors, is looking to raise up to A$380.2 million ($256 million) through an IPO in Australia.
Everstone Group has appointed Vibhor Kumar Talreja, who previously spent 12 years with Temasek Holdings in India, as a managing director in its private equity business.
Anacacia Capital has invested in Root Partnerships, which claims to be one of Australia’s largest independent infrastructure advisory and project management firms.
Affinity Equity Partners has agreed its second Australia exit in three weeks, with Silver Lake set to assume control of ticketing business TEG. It follows a deal to sell a 35% stake in Virgin Australia’s frequent flyer business back to the parent company.
The gross merchandise value (GMV) of Southeast Asia’s internet economy will surpass $100 billion this year and hit $300 billion by 2025, according to a report by Google, Temasek Holdings, and Bain & Company.
Gene+ Technology, a Chinese provider of gene sequencing services used to support cancer diagnoses, has raised RMB200 million ($28 million) in a Series B round led by Co-Stone Asset Management.
India’s Udaan has closed its Series D round at $585 million, with the latest contribution featuring Tencent Holdings and the VC arm of Citi. It values the B2B online marketplace at $2.5-3 billion.
Japanese flying car developer SkyDrive has raised a $14 million funding round from a group including Itochu Technology Ventures and Strive.
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Hiro Mizuno (pictured) has been reappointed CIO of Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) following the conclusion of his first term leading the world’s largest retirement savings pool at the end of September.
36Kr, a Chinese news service that covers start-ups and emerging business models, has filed for a US IPO.
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VIG Partners has agreed to pay KRW165 billion ($137 million) for a controlling stake in D.Share, an online-offline English language education provider in Korea.
Glenwood Private Equity, a GP led by the son of Samsung Group’s former vice chairman, has agreed to buy the Korean glass-making operation of France-based Saint-Gobain for an enterprise value of EUR240 million ($263 million).
Hopu Investments has agreed to invest HK$933 million ($119 million) in Regal International Airport, which operates Haikou Meilan International Airport in Hainan province and has ties to troubled Chinese conglomerate HNA Group.
A1 Snack Lab – a Chinese snack brand based in Xiamen - has received RMB100 million ($14 million) in Series B funding from new and existing investors.