In its debut Japan investment, L Catterton plans to help eyewear maker Owndays expand its customer-friendly business model outside its home market
SoftBank Vision Fund has committed $2 billion to South Korean e-commerce business Coupang, reportedly valuing the company at $9 billion.
CITIC Capital has acquired a controlling stake in Amoy Food, a Hong Kong-based manufacturer of cooking sauces owned by Japanese food and beverage maker Ajinomoto, for an undisclosed sum.
Chinese community e-commerce platform Xiaoqule has raised $108 million in a Series A round of funding led by GGV Capital and Vertex Ventures.
Blackbird Ventures has joined a NZ$10 million ($7 million) funding round for Sunfed Meats, a New Zealand-based company that specializes in meat-like vegetarian foodstuffs.
Golden Education, which claims to be China’s largest professional financial education provider, has received RMB800 million ($115 million) in Series C funding led by Hillhouse Capital and Morgan Stanley.
South Korean private equity investors warned the AVCJ Forum that valuations and an increase in the minimum wage could play havoc in the market next year following what has so far been a relatively benign 2018.
Private equity firms should establish deep connections within target industries if they are to take advantage of China's emerging buyout opportunity, industry participants told the AVCJ Forum.
China’s Gobi Partners has made its first investment in Pakistan by leading a $1.5 million Series A round for online travel services start-up Sastaticket.
Chinese online shopping and social networking business Mogujie has filed to list in the US. The company's investors include Tencent Holdings, Trustbridge Partners, and Hillhouse Capital.
While Korea’s private equity market remains relatively stable, a much-anticipated opening up of IPO exits has yet to come to fruition
GPs have built strong ties with corporate Japan by demonstrating value-add capabilities. These networks should serve them well as the market becomes more active
PE and VC players remain focused on Southeast Asia’s long-term growth trajectory despite gathering macro storm clouds. Valuations remain a bone of contention
EQT has acquired a 40% stake in Shanghai Artwall Environmental Technology, a Chinese wallpaper manufacturer, from the company’s founders for an undisclosed sum. Red Star Macalline, a domestic home furnishings retailer, also participated as a minority...
Large-cap GPs are setting their sights on listed companies, with healthcare, education and technology top of the list
L Catterton Asia has made its first investment in Japan, partnering Mitsui & Co. Principal Investments (MCPI) to support local eyewear retailer Owndays.
Alibaba Group and Line Corporation have led an extended Series B round of undisclosed size for KKday, a Taiwan-based travel services company backed by a number of venture capital firms.
Chinese online retailer LightInTheBox has agreed to acquire Southeast Asian e-commerce operator Ezbuy for $85.55 million through a share swap.
Zhangshangfucai, a Chinese online B2B platform for sourcing home decoration materials, has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by ZhenFund.
Asian PE appears to be entering a transitional period as an assortment of macro issues loom over the global economy. GPs anticipate an adjustment in valuations, but woe betide he who tries to call the cycle
The Rohatyn Group (TRG) has agreed to exit BHC Group, a South Korean fried chicken restaurant franchisor, by selling the business back to its founder.
South Korean car maker Hyundai Motor Group has joined the latest funding round for Southeast Asia ride-hailing app Grab, committing $250 million to deepen the two companies’ existing relationship.
CLSA Capital Partners (CLSA CP) has invested an undisclosed sum in FortyTwo, a Singaporean e-commerce player focused on home furnishings.
Meesho, an Indian e-commerce platform focused on small businesses and emerging brands, has raised a $50 million Series C round led by Shunwei Capital, RPS Ventures, and DST Partners.