EDBI, the investment arm of Singapore’s Economic Development Board, has invested in Vesta, a US-based fraud and payment technology start-up with ambitions to expand into Asia.
WI Harper Group has led a $20 million Series B round for Hong Kong financial services provider EMQ.
Eurazeo Growth, a joint venture between French GPs Eurazeo and Idinvest Partners, has joined a $125 million Series B round for UK and Singapore financial technology player Thought Machine.
Australian VC firm Square Peg Capital has led a $16 million Series C round for StashAway, a Singapore-based digital financial services provider focused on retail wealth management.
Pine Labs, an Indian payments start-up backed by MasterCard, PayPal, and Sequoia Capital India, has invested Fave, a Malaysian e-commerce platform also supported by Sequoia.
TA Associates has invested an undisclosed sum in the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE).
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.
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Thailand-based financial technology provider Synqa, formerly known as Omise, has raised an $80 million Series C round led by local VC firm SCB 10X and Japan’s Sparx Group.
The Carlyle Group has invested KRW240 billion ($198 million) in KB Financial Group and agreed to work with the Korean company on investment opportunities and structuring and financing its deals in the country.
Sequoia Capital India and US-based Point72 Ventures have led a $21 million Series A round for Tonik, a Singapore-based digital bank launching initial operations in the Philippines.
Philippines financial services player Ayannah, which is backed by Golden Gate Ventures, has merged with India’s Electronic Cash and Payment Solutions (ECAPS).
Fullerton India Credit (FICC), an Indian non-banking financial company (NBFC) owned by Singapore's Temasek Holdings, has raised INR7.5 billion ($100 million) in funding from its parent.
Warburg Pincus has agreed to increase its ownership of ARA Asset Management – an Asia Pacific real assets fund manager that was privatized in 2016 – as China’s AVIC Trust exited the business.
Insurance Australia Group (IAG) has made an investment of undisclosed size in local start-up Digital Agriculture Services (DAS) via its VC unit Firemark Ventures.
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TA Associates has confirmed a growth investment of undisclosed size in Australian corporate insurance provider Honan Insurance.
KKR will buy a 55% stake in Colonial First State (CFS), the wealth management arm of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), in a deal that values the business at A$3.3 billion ($2.1 billion).
Judo Bank, a PE-backed start-up that provides loans to Australian small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), has raised A$230 million ($147 million) from existing investors.
Warburg Pincus has invested INR2 billion( $26.7 million) in IDFC First Bank as part of an INR20 billion capital raise by the Indian lender.
Indonesia’s Go-Jek has completed its acquisition of Moka, a local financial technology provider with several VC backers, in a deal estimated to be worth $130 million.
Italian lender Compass Banca has abandoned its purchase of a 19.9% stake in Indonesia’s BFI Finance from TPG Capital and Northstar Group, citing economic disruption created by the coronavirus outbreak.
Qoala, an insurance technology start-up in Indonesia, has raised $13.5 million in a Series A round led by Centauri Fund, a vehicle jointly run by KB Investment and MDI Ventures.