Indian audio content platform Kuku FM has raised USD 24m in Series C funding led by local growth-stage investor The Fundamentum Partnership and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Singapore-based ZTX, which claims to be Asia’s largest metaverse platform, has raised a USD 13m seed round led by US web3 investor Jump Crypto.
Japanese social media company Mixi has set up a USD 50m corporate venture capital fund targeting Indian start-ups.
Indian enterprise learning and upskilling start-up Disprz has raised a USD 30m Series C round featuring US-based Lumos Capital, a specialist in the education and workforce segments.
RTP Global has led a USD 17m round for India’s Wiom, a home internet provider for middle and lower-middle-income customers.
Bluestone Equity Partners, a US private equity firm specialising in sports and media, has made an investment of undisclosed size in Australia’s PMY Group, an IT provider for stadiums and arenas.
ACA Football Partners (ACAFP), an investment platform established by professionals from Singapore-based ACA Investments, is part of a consortium that has acquired English football club Charlton Athletic.
Indonesia’s Evermos has more than doubled its total funding as investors see promise in a social commerce model that prioritises cottage industries and underemployed women
Korean private equity firm Praxis Capital has led a USD 170m investment in local music rights investment and management company Beyond Music.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has led a USD 39m Series C round for Evermos, an Indonesian social commerce platform that positions itself as an impact play.
Singapore-based social music creation platform BandLab has raised USD 25m from Cercano Management, formerly Vulcan Capital, a vehicle established by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
Australian cybersecurity start-up Fivecast has closed a USD 20m Series A round led by Ten Eleven Ventures, a US-based specialist in cybersecurity.
Gryfyn, the latest project from Hong Kong’s Animoca Brands, has attracted several VC investors, most of which are not existing backers of its parent. The mission is simple: expand the metaverse
Japanese mid-market private equity firm D Capital has agreed to buy the local operations of Catalina, a US-headquartered digital marketing company undergoing its second restructuring in four years.
Polaris Capital Group has acquired Sendenkaigi, which claims to be Japan’s leading publisher of marketing and communications-related content, as well as its recruitment-focused subsidiary.
Korean audience interaction technology provider Bemyfriends hopes a sizeable Series A round led by Cleveland Avenue, a lifestyle-focused VC firm in the US, will jumpstart a global expansion
Korea’s Bemyfriends, an audience engagement platform for brands and creators, has raised USD 29m in Series A funding, with the latest tranche provided by US-based VC firm Cleveland Avenue.
Malaysian digital marketing specialist Involve Asia is making hay as regional e-commerce shows no signs of slowing. Fresh VC support will guide inorganic expansion amidst erratically trendy user behaviour
Shareholders in Australian football club Melbourne Victory have approved a proposal that allows US-based investor 777 Partners to take a majority stake.
Japan Growth Investments Alliance (JGIA) has won board approval from Tokyo-listed Wow World Group for a take-private that values the business communications technology provider at JPY 6bn (USD 46.4m).
IMM Investment is providing KRW 150bn (USD 121m) in Series A funding for Korean cloud computing business NHN Cloud at a valuation of KRW 1trn.
A Bain Capital-backed take-private of Japanese one-stop field marketing services provider Impact HD, which values the company at approximately JPY 30.7bn (USD 236.3m), has won board support.
Singapore’s GIC and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) have agreed to invest a combined KRW 1.15trn (USD 924m) in Korean internet giant Kakao’s entertainment division.
PAG has invested USD 500m in China-based online video streaming platform iQiyi through a private placement of senior convertible notes.