Lihao Semiconductor, a China-based supplier of silicon materials used in solar panels, has raised CNY 2.2bn (USD 305m) in Series B funding from an investor group featuring Oceanpine Capital, V Fund, and Harvest Capital.
Petronas Ventures, the VC arm of Malaysian oil giant Petronas, has led a USD 30m round for drone developer Aerodyne Group with support from domestic pension fund KWAP.
Polaris Capital Group has fully exited Aimechatec, a supplier of LCD panel manufacturing equipment it carved out from Hitachi in 2016 and took public last year, with proceeds of JPY 3.96bn (USD 27.6m).
Korea-focused Glenwood Private Equity has closed its second fund on KRW 900m (USD 648m) from local LPs, having established itself as a mid-market corporate divestment specialist
Australia-based Anchorage Capital Partners has extended a string of exits with the sale of a local rail industry player, while going to market seeking AUD 500m (USD 339m) for its fourth fund
Macroeconomic uncertainty and liquidity risk are pushing Korean private equity firms to think beyond buyouts, double down on operational capabilities, and consider all their exit options
East Ventures has led a USD 26m Series A round for Indonesia’s Gokomodo, an agriculture technology provider focused on simplifying fragmented and inefficient supply chains.
Chinese circuit board manufacturing company Jialichuang (JLC) has raised CNY 900m (USD 129m) from State Development & Investment Corporation (SDIC), Eastern Bell Capital and Jianfa Xinxing Investment.
Australia’s Anchorage Capital Partners has sold local rail operator Rail First Asset Management for AUD 425m (USD 290m) to Dutch GP DIF Capital Partners and Amber Infrastructure of the UK.
Navis Capital Partners has sold 100% of Singapore-based Adampak, a diversified manufacturer specialising in labels and barcode stickers, to Oji Imaging Media, a leading Japanese paper company.
Orchestra Private Equity, which specialises in cross-border transactions involving Korea, Japan, and China, has acquired Japan-based scaffolding provider Stack for an undisclosed sum.
Japan’s D Capital, a private equity firm specialising in digital transformation that spun out from Unison Capital last year, has raised JPY 26bn (USD 188m) for its debut fund against a target of JPY 30bn.
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Prismlab, a China-based 3D printing company specialising in dental applications, has raised CNY 200m (USD 29m) in Series C funding led by Qiming Venture Partners.
Bain Capital has agreed to acquire Evident, a Japan-based medical devices manufacturer best known for producing microscopes, from Olympus Corporation for JPY 427.7bn (USD 3.08bn).
Dymon Asia Private Equity has agreed a carve-out of Singapore-based shipping industry equipment supplier RAM Spreaders from its German parent Salzgitter Maschinenbau for an undisclosed sum.
Chinese consumer-focused VC firm Whale Capital has reached a first close of undisclosed size on its latest renminbi-denominated fund, which will specialise in the food industry. The target is CNY 500m (USD 73m).
Keppel Corporation has purchased a majority interest in Singapore waste management services business 800 Super Holdings, which was delisted in 2019 through a KKR-backed take-private, at a valuation of SGD 380m (USD 273m).
The Blackstone Group has realised proceeds of INR 40.4bn (USD 506m) through a partial exit from Sona Comstar, an India-listed manufacturer of automotive systems and components that trades as Sona BLW Precision Forgings.
Resources-focused GP Denham Capital and power infrastructure company Nexif have agreed to sell jointly held energy assets across Australia and Southeast Asia at an enterprise value of USD 1bn.
Precision manufacturer Beyonics has cut back on truck journeys, switched to gas-fired power, and automated its factories – in the pursuit of efficiencies rather than as part of a specific energy agenda
Towngas Smart Energy wants to offer solar and energy management solutions to its existing piped gas customers across China’s industrial parks. Affinity Equity Partners is supporting the rollout
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