Bcause, a US-based cryptocurrency services company backed by SBI Holdings has received a commitment of undisclosed size from China Health Checkmate (CHC) to support an Asian expansion.
Wukongbao, a Beijing-based online insurance broker, has raised millions of US dollars in a Series B round led by Chinese classifieds platform 58.com, with participation from Guohua Life Insurance.
Lattice80, a UK-based group that operates financial technology co-working spaces and accelerators globally, has established a new base in Hong Kong.
Thailand-based financial technology company Omise has raised a funding round of undisclosed size led by Japanese venture capital investor Global Brain.
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Chinese supply chain finance provider Linklogis has raised $220 million in a Series C round of funding led by GIC Private.
Hong Kong’s CLSA has launched an investment unit called AlphaLabs that will back early-stage financial technology companies in Asia.
Industry participants at the AVCJ Philippines Forum praised the country’s macro fundamentals but attributed slow maturation of the local investment environment to a range of complex underlying factors.
KKR and Tencent Holdings have led a $175 million investment in a financial technology unit of Philippines telecom giant PLDT. It is said to be the largest ever investment in a local technology company.
Venturra Capital has led a $26 million Series A round for First Circle, a Philippines-based lending platform operator focused on small to medium-sized enterprises (SME).
Shenzhen-based Chinese financial services provider WeShare has secured $90 million in Series B funding led by Huaxing Growth Capital, an investment arm of China Renaissance, as well as CITIC Capital and Loyal Valley Capital.
Bitmain, a five-year-old Chinese company that is the dominant global player in manufacturing chips for bitcoin mining, with revenues ballooning nearly tenfold to $2.5 billion last year, has filed for a Hong Kong IPO.
Affinity Equity Partners has agreed to acquire Australia-listed debt and trade finance provider Scottish Pacific in a deal worth approximately A$612 million ($446 million).
Origami, a Tokyo-based mobile payments platform, has raised JPY6.6 billion ($60 million) in Series C funding from investors including SBI Investment, Union Pay International, Mitsui Sumitomo Card, and Credit Saison.
Sequoia Capital India has led a $24 million Series B round for Moka, a developer of cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) systems based in Jakarta.
CHAMP Private Equity has exited Australian foreign exchange broker Pepperstone following a buyout by its founders, senior management and Fiona Lock, a managing director at the PE firm.
Vertex Ventures, the VC arm of Temasek Holdings, has led a $30 million Series C round for Indian financial technology platform Kissht alongside Russian VC investor Sistema Asia Fund.
China’s Lianlian Digital, the parent company of payment services provider Lianlian Pay, has raised RMB1 billion ($146 million) from Sequoia Capital China and Boyu Capital in its latest funding round.
Indian financial services provider Angel Broking has filed for an IPO that will raise up to INR6 billion ($83 million) and provide a partial exit to the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Early-stage technology investor Finch Capital has sold its minority stake in Indonesian financial technology developer Cermati to local conglomerate The Djarum Group, realizing a 2.7x return on capital in its first exit in Indonesia.
Sequoia Capital India has joined a $20 million Series B funding round for Fave, a Malaysia-based online-to-offline (O2O) platform operator that covers a range of consumer categories across Southeast Asia.
PAG Asia Capital has ended its partnership with Home Credit, which was agreed last year and intended to help the Czech Republic-based consumer loans company expand in China.
MBK Partners is set for a full exit from ING Life Korea – now known as Orange Life Insurance – after agreeing to sell its majority stake to Shinhan Financial Group for KRW2.29 trillion ($2.04 billion).