Japanese lower middle-market private equity firm J-Star has made an investment of undisclosed size in air cargo transportation and courier services provider Score Japan Holdings.
Supported by a string of Chinese investors, Boston Micro Fabrication has carved a niche serving global manufacturers that want 3D printing solutions for very small components
Matrix Partners has led a CNY 300m (USD 44m) Series B round for SpeedBot Robotics, a China-based start-up specialising in vision-guided intelligent robotics.
Viva Republica, operator of the Korean money transfer app Toss, has raised KRW 296bn (USD 225.5m) in series G funding from an investor group that includes Altos Ventures, Goodwater Capital, Greyhound Capital, and Kleiner Perkins.
Prosperity7 Ventures, a USD 1bn venture capital fund established by Saudi Arabia state oil giant Saudi Aramco, has continued its run of robotics investments in Asia by joining a USD 150m Series D for China’s Jaka Robotics.
Investment opportunities are expected to emerge as companies look to technology as a means of easing inflationary pressure on supply chains. Will Asia’s shallow pool of specialist logistics GPs deepen?
Singapore online shopping platform ShopBack hopes to extend a fledgling theme of Southeast Asian IPOs in the US amid threats to discretionary spending in its core markets
Gobi Partners and SPIL Ventures – the corporate venture capital arm of shipping business Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines – have led a USD 70m Series C round for Southeast Asia-focused logistics marketplace Deliveree.
India-based financial technology start-up Innoviti Payment Solutions has doubled the size of its ongoing Series D round to more than INR 1.6bn (USD 22.5m). The overall target is USD 3bn.
India-focused beauty e-commerce platform Purplle has raised USD 33m in funding at a valuation of USD 1.1bn – nearly twice what it was worth about seven months ago.
Insilico Medicine, a China-based artificial intelligence (AI)-driven drug discovery company, has raised a USD 60 million Series D round.
Malaysia-based Creador and Indian healthcare specialist InvAscent have invested a combined USD 68m in Indian medical equipment supplier Accumax Lab Devices.
L Catterton has entered India’s highly competitive beauty and personal care space, throwing its support behind Sugar Cosmetics, which claims to be one of the country’s leading omnichannel players.
Chinese autonomous driving pioneer WeRide has climbed from near bankruptcy to a USD 4.4bn valuation within three years. A collaboration with Bosch could form a blueprint for other alliances
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Consumer-focused private equity firm Venturi Partners drew on significant family office co-investment to co-lead a USD 108m Series D for India direct-to-consumer food specialist Country Delight
China-based autonomous driving technology developer WeRide has received a strategic investment from German engineering multinational Bosch.
Apis Partners has invested an undisclosed sum in DT One, a Singapore-headquartered B2B digital micropayments platform with a global customer base.
Multiples Private Equity has led a consortium in the acquisition of a 9.3% stake in India’s BDR Pharmaceuticals for INR 6.8bn (USD 88.5m).
Mithril Capital, a VC firm launched by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, and BlackRock have provided USD 110m in growth funding to Singapore and US-based robotics player GreyOrange.
India’s National Investment & Infrastructure Fund (NIIFL) has participated in a USD 128m funding round for Ather Energy, a leading domestic manufacturer of two-wheel electric vehicles (EV).
A consortium led by Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) has paid USD 610m for a minority stake in a Southeast Asia-focused digital infrastructure platform controlled by Provident Capital and Saratoga Capital.
Indonesia’s East Ventures has closed two funds with a combined USD 550m in commitments for its early-stage and growth strategies.
Singapore’s Fullerton Fund Management has tokenised its latest private equity fund-of-funds, allowing for a minimum commitment size of USD 10,000.