Apax Partners has sold its remaining 48% interest in GlobalLogic, an IT outsourcing company founded by several Indian entrepreneurs, to Partners Group. The deal values the business at more than $2 billion.
Digital Garage and Toyota Tsusho, a division of Japanese automotive giant Toyota Group, have co-led a $30 million Series D round for Indian used-car trading marketplace Droom.
Hong Kong-based Arbor Ventures has received $178.5 million in commitments for its second financial technology-focused venture capital fund. The targeted corpus is $220 million.
A consortium led by Bain Capital Private Equity has won approval for the acquisition of Toshiba Memory Corporation (TMC) from China’s antitrust authorities, clearing the last major obstacle to the JPY2 trillion ($17.8 billion) transaction closing.
Indonesia-based Alpha JWC Ventures has agreed to invest up to $5 million in PayPal’s financial technology start-up incubation program for Southeast Asia.
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Malaysia-based financial technology start-up Jirnexu has received an $11 million Series B funding round led by Japan’s SBI Group.
Venture capital deals involving Fortune Capital, Sina Weibo, Sequoia Capital China, ChinaEquity Group, Cornerstone Capital, Geekbeans Capital, Atlas Capital, and Heyi Capital
Indian educational institution IIM Ahmedabad has raised $12.5 million for its on-campus start-up incubator and seed fund from investors including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Vision Plus Capital Partners, a Chinese venture capital firm set up by one of the co-founders of Alibaba Group, has raised $500 million for its second US dollar and renminbi-denominated funds.
Roadstar.ai, a Chinese start-up that specializes in autonomous driving technology, has received $128 million in Series A funding led by Shenzhen Capital Group and Wu Capital.
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Australia’s Westpac Banking Corp has committed A$50 million ($37 million) to the third fund of its venture capital unit Reinventure.
The Blackstone Group has made a partial exit from Indian IT services provider Mphasis, selling an 8% stake in the publicly traded company for approximately INR14.8 billion ($217 million).
Mercari, a venture capital-backed Japanese consumer-to-consumer marketplace that became the country’s first unicorn in 2016, plans to raise up to JPY110 billion ($1 billion) through a domestic IPO.
M17 Entertainment, a Taiwan and Singapore-based media streaming company, has filed to list on the New York Stock Exchange.
Rakuten Ventures and EDBI have led an $85 million Series C funding round for Singapore’s Carousell, an online flea market shopping app operator.
Beyond Ventures and Linear Capital have co-led a $9 million investment in Insight Robotics, a Hong Kong-based company that specializes in advanced forest fire detection systems.
Singapore-based automotive marketplace operator Carro has received a $60 million Series B funding round led by Softbank Ventures Korea, Insignia Ventures Partners and B Capital Group.
Huya, a Chinese game broadcasting business that spun out from social networking platform YY, gained 33.8% on its New York Stock Exchange trading debut following a $180 million IPO.
Mwee.cn, a Chinese restaurant booking app, has raised RMB400 million ($63 million) in the first tranche of a Series D funding round led by Koubei, Alibaba Group’s local services platform, and travel services business Ctrip.
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Two more Chinese online long-term property rental platforms – Uoko.com and Baletu.com – have received private equity funding as young people opt to rent rather than buy in a climate of high property prices.
CVC Capital Partners is looking to replicate elements of its successful investment in IG Global with Oanda Global Corporation, an online currency trading platform positioned for substantial growth in Asia