Japan’s Integral Corporation treads lightly in the conservative agriculture space as it helps fertilizer maker Nitto FC evolve from an owner-centric culture to a more distributed power structure
Capital Today China Group has led a $35 million Series B round for XYZ Robotics, a Chinese start-up specializing in robotic hand-eye coordination.
Advantage Partners is making another investment alongside Tokyo Century Corporation – which bought a stake in the GP two years ago – with an agreement to buy a battery business controlled by local conglomerate Showa Denko.
The Longreach Group has acquired a majority interest in Amazon Papyrus Chemicals Holdings, a Hong Kong-headquartered chemical solutions provider to the pulp and paper industry, from Navis Capital Partners.
Partners Group has acquired a 24.9% stake in China’s Apex Logistics from its majority owner Kuehne+Nagel for an undisclosed sum as part of an expansion plan.
Youshan Capital and China Merchants Capital have led a RMB395 million ($61 million) Series B round for Han's Robot, a China-based manufacturer of industrial robots.
SmartMore, a Hong Kong-headquartered artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision start-up, has achieved unicorn status after raising $200 million in Series B funding.
Mandala Capital is helping Indian food and pharma testing laboratory EFRAC distinguish itself against a field of ragtag competitors. Personnel, networks, and technology are the critical inputs
PAG Asia Capital-backed China Youran Dairy Group raised HK$4.99 billion ($643 million) through a Hong Kong IPO but then ended its trading debut below the IPO price.
Australian private equity firm BGH Capital has offered to acquired Sydney-listed industrial software provider Hansen Technologies for an enterprise valuation of A$1.3 billion ($1 billion).
CDIB Capital has teamed up with Firstred Capital and Huatai International Private Equity Fund to acquire 100% of Chinese cosmetics packaging company Yuga Holdings for an undisclosed sum.
Indian B2B services player Moglix has raised a $120 million Series E round led by Falcon Edge Capital and Harvard Management Company at a valuation of $1 billion.
Murky accounting and politics have rapidly decelerated the privatization of Vietnam’s government-owned companies in recent years. Private equity is biding its time and testing creative inroads
NSSK has agreed to acquire the power transmission components division of Fujikura, a listed Japanese electrical equipment manufacturer.
Shanghai-based B2B e-commerce company MyMRO, a spinoff of US industrial products supplier Grainger, has raised several hundreds of million renminbi in Series B funding led by FountainVest Partners.
IMM Private Equity has made the first investment under its newly launched credit strategy, picking up a 40% stake in SK Lubricants, which is controlled by Korean conglomerate SK Group, for KRW1.09 trillion ($984 million).
Japanese engineering conglomerate JGC Group has teamed up with local VC Global Brain to establish a JPY5 billion ($46 million) fund targeting industrial sector technology start-ups.
Bain Capital has teamed up with two Japanese PE firms – Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) and Japan Industrial Solutions (JIS) – to carve out Hitachi Metals from its corporate parent for as much as JPY816.8 billion ($7.5 billion).
Warburg Pincus has acquired a majority stake in India-based consumer goods packaging manufacturer Parksons Packaging, taking out positions held by Kedaara Capital, Olza Holdings, and IIFL Holdings.
Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets (MIRA) has agreed to acquire 100% of Australia-listed waste management business Bingo Industries for A$2.3 billion ($1.8 billion).
ADV Partners and Premji Invest have acquired a significant majority stake in Indian plastic molding company Micro Plastics Private (MPPL) for an undisclosed sum.
Chinese agricultural drone maker EAVision has raised $30 million in Series C funding led by Temasek Holdings, CITIC Agricultural Industry Fund, and Bits x Bites.
New Zealand’s Halter is bringing innovation to an industry that hasn’t seen many new tools since the invention of barbed wire. Blackbird Ventures is offering its support
Rising Japan Equity, a domestic private equity firm, has agreed to sell Progress, a staffing and contracting services provider, to listed staffing solutions business UT Group for JPY3.09 billion ($28.6 million).