Blackbird Ventures and King River Capital have led a A$33.5 million ($26 million) Series B investment in Australian retail industry data services provider Lexer.
Tiger Global Management has led a $100 million Series C round for India’s Infra.Market, valuing the construction materials marketplace at $1 billion.
FountainVest Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in China-based CJ Rokin Logistics from Korea’s CJ Logistics for KRW733.8 billion ($661.3 million).
Appier, a Taiwan-based advertising technology provider, has filed for a JPY26.4 billion ($250 million) Japan IPO. It sets up exits for several VC investors, including Sequoia Capital.
KKR has made a pre-IPO investment of KRW800 billion ($723 million) in Hyundai Global Service (HGS), the aftersales marine services arm of Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings (HHIH).
MBK Partners has agreed to sell Apex International, China’s second-largest air freight forwarder, to Swiss logistics giant Kuehne + Nagel.
ANE Logistics, one of China’s top three less-than-truckload (LTL) logistics players, has raised $300 million in funding led by CPE. Greater Bay Area Fund, Hong Kong-listed NWS Holdings, Liumai Capital, and Huagai Capital also took part.
JD Logistics, a supply chain solutions and logistics provider that spun-out from Chinese online retailer JD.com, has filed for a Hong Kong IPO. The company has received $2.57 billion in private funding.
MBK Partners has joined the list of private equity firms pursuing deals in Japan’s aged care and healthcare space, having launched a tender offer for Tsukui Holdings Corporation at a valuation of JPY66.9 billion ($639 million).
Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo Corporation has acquired Singapore-based construction equipment rental business Aver Asia, facilitating a full exit for CDH Investments.
The Carlyle Group and US GP Brighton Park Capital have committed a combined $200 million to Indegene, an Indian technology provider for the healthcare and life sciences industries.
India’s Zetwerk, a marketplace for the outsourcing of small manufacturing jobs, has raised a $120 million Series D round led by US-based Greenoaks Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners.
Ceridian, a US-based human resources technology provider has agreed to acquire Australian payroll software specialist Ascender, setting up exits for Potentia Capital and Five V Capital.
CLSA Capital Partners (CLSA CP) has partially exited its position in NHOSA Corporation, a Japanese IT provider for dental clinics and medical institutions.
New Zealand private equity firm Oriens Capital has agreed to acquire a 70% position in IVS Group, a local biosecurity services specialist, for an undisclosed sum.
Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Fund has invested INR1.8 billion ($25 million) in Leap India, a supply chain services provider focused on cost reduction through pallet pooling.
Japanese VC firm Dimension has led a JPY5 billion ($48.3 million) round for local digital marketing and mobile media business Nyle.
The Riverside Group has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in Australian disability insurance broker Altius from Sydney-listed AUB Group for A$57 million ($44.3 million) in cash.
Salesforce Ventures has invested $15 million in Darwinbox as part of the Indian staff management technology provider's latest growth round. It brings funds raised to date to about $35 million.
Prosus Ventures, formerly a VC arm of South African media conglomerate Naspers, has led a $30 million Series C round for Indian agricultural technology provider DeHaat.
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A consortium led by CPE Capital has submitted a buyout offer for Bingo Industries, an Australia-based waste management and recycling company at an enterprise valuation of A$2.28 billion ($1.7 billion).
J-Star, a Japanese lower middle-market GP, has announced its third liquidity event in the space of a week with the exit energy savings solutions provider ESCO via a buyout by company management.
Australia’s Adamantem Capital has agreed to sell its position local data analytics consultancy Servian to US counterpart Cognizant for an undisclosed sum.