Deal focus: Atomberg basks in consumer breakthrough
Home appliances manufacturer Atomberg defied the naysayers in building a hardware-focused consumer brand out of India. Its USD 86m Series C will support product and capacity expansion
Little Red Book invests in PE-backed Chinese coffee chain
M Stand - a China-based coffee shop chain with ambitions to become the Starbucks for China's younger generation - has raised an extended Series B round of several hundred million renminbi led by local social commerce platform Little Red Book.
Deal focus: Go aims to bring Japan’s taxis up to speed
Goldman Sachs-backed taxi-hailing platform Go wants to address Japan’s taxi driver shortage and bring digitalisation to an industry that remains rooted in an analogue world
Prosperity7 backs China autonomous driving player Hyperview
Prosperity7 Ventures, a growth equity fund established by Saudi Arabia state oil giant Saudi Aramco, has invested in Hyperview, a China-based autonomous driving technology provider.
Goldman backs Japan taxi-hailing player Go
Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) has committed JPY 10bn (USD 75m) in Series D funding to Go Inc, operator of a Japan-based taxi-hailing app.
General Atlantic raises exposure to India's PhonePe
General Atlantic has invested USD 100m in India’s PhonePe only four months after providing the payments platform with a USD 350m round at a pre-money valuation of USD 12bn.
East Ventures closes follow-on fund at $250m
East Ventures has announced a first and final close of USD 250m on its latest follow-on fund, bringing capital raised in the past 12 months to USD 835m.
China's Pudu Tech raises another tranche of Series C funding
Pudu Tech, a China-based manufacturer of service robots, has raised a fourth tranche of Series C funding amounting to several hundred million renminbi (CNY 100m equates to USD 14m) from local investor Yuedu Capital.
Singapore fintech player AIG raises $80m
Advance Intelligence Group (AIG), a Singapore-headquartered and Indonesia-focused financial technology company, has raised USD 80m in funding led by existing investors Warburg Pincus and Northstar Group.
Chiratae closes debut growth fund on $122m
India’s Chiratae Ventures has closed its debut late-stage VC fund with about INR 10bn (USD 122.3m) in commitments, beating a target of INR 7.5bn.
China: Who’s investing?
Private equity investment in China remains in the doldrums yet local investors claim to see green shoots. Where, when, and how they engage with the market is likely to differ from previous cycles
Khazanah commits $40m to India's Xpressbees
Malaysia sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional has invested USD 40m in India-based logistics start-up Xpressbees through the acquisition of shares from one of the company’s early backers.
V Fund backs China treasury management software player
V Fund Management, a Beijing-based PE firm founded by a group of former Goldman Sachs bankers, has led a Series C round amounting to hundreds of millions of renminbi for Sikulifang, a local software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider specialising in treasury...
CBC, Mubadala lead $315m round for China's Hasten Biopharma
Specialist healthcare investor CBC Group and Mubadala Investment have led a USD 315m round for China-based Hasten Biopharmaceutic, with participation from other undisclosed institutional investors.
Warburg Pincus set to buy minority stake in Chinese fund house
Warburg Pincus has received regulatory approval to acquire a 23.3% stake in Zhong Ou Asset Management (Zhong Ou AMC), a Chinese mutual fund manager, from Italy's Intesa Sanpaolo Bank.
Growtheum backs Vietnam's International Dairy Products
Growtheum Capital Partners, a private equity firm established by the former head of GIC’s direct private equity investment group in Southeast Asia, has made a growth capital investment in Vietnam-based International Dairy Products (IDP).
Southern leads $31.5m round for fintech player Soft Space
Southern Capital has led a USD 31.5m funding round for Southeast Asia-focused payments technology provider Soft Space.
Deal focus: Kredivo cuts through SE Asia growth-stage gloom
Indonesian consumer credit operator Kredivo has punctuated the VC doldrums with an ecosystem-encouraging pre-IPO round. Investors point to low customer acquisition costs as key to the success
Deal focus: India’s IIFL plans hospital expansion
India’s IIFL Asset Management is taking its private equity business deeper into healthcare with Kauvery Hospitals. The plan is to double patient capacity and IPO within three years
DEG leads round for Indonesian mRNA vaccine developer
German development finance organisation DEG has contributed USD 8m as the lead investor in a new funding round for Etana Biotechnologies Indonesia, supported by Yunfeng Capital, HighLight Capital, and East Ventures.
India's IIFL invests $70m in Kauvery hospital chain
India’s IIFL Asset Management (IIFL AM) has invested USD 70m in local hospital chain Kauvery Hospitals via its private equity unit, acquiring a minority stake.
Singapore's SeaTown backs buy-and-build healthcare platform
A fund managed by SeaTown Holdings International, an affiliate of Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, has invested SGD 150m (USD 111m) in Foundation Healthcare Holdings (FHH), a newly created private healthcare platform.
China Life, Qianhai Ark back ophthalmic device maker
China Life Private Equity and Shenzhen-based Qianhai Ark have led a CNY 300m (USD 44m) Series C round for Svision Imaging, a China-based ophthalmic device manufacturer.
China chatbot developer raises funding to ride ChatGPT wave
Emotibot, a China-based chatbot developer, has raised a Series D extension of undisclosed size from GP Capital, KYMCO Capital, Jiangsu Cultural Investment, and Junci Investment.