GIC invests $240m in Arctic Green Energy
Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has committed $240 million to Arctic Green Energy (AGE), an Iceland-based geothermal energy developer that has already received substantial Chinese backing.
PatPat raises $510m across Series C, D rounds
PatPat, a Chinese-founded children’s wear brand that claims to be the world’s largest direct-to-consumer (DTC) player in its segment, has raised $510 million across two rounds of funding.
LP interview: Tikehau Capital
Having built out its business aggressively in Europe in recent years, Tikehau Capital is eyeing steady Asian expansion. This means more PE investment in the region and – potentially – more strategic additions
Mercury exits Australia's MessageMedia via $1.3b trade sale
Australian mid-market GP Mercury Capital is on course to exit local B2C mobile messaging platform MessageMedia after Sweden-based Sinch agreed to acquire the company for $1.3 billion.
China-backed Oatly raises $1.4b in US IPO
Oatly, a Swedish oat-based, dairy-free beverage brand backed by a joint venture between China Resources Group and Verlinvest, raised $1.43 billion in its US IPO, facilitating partial exits for several investors.
China-backed Oatly pursues US IPO
Oatly, a Swedish oat-based, dairy-free beverage brand backed by a joint venture between China Resources Group and Verlinvest, has filed for a US IPO and put in place a mechanism for an additional Hong Kong listing.
Singapore’s PatSnap raises $300m Series E
Singapore and UK-based market intelligence and analytics provider PatSnap has raised a $300 million Series E round led by SoftBank Vision Fund II and Tencent Holdings.
Asia to play larger role in Eurazeo's second smart city fund
Asia is expected to feature more prominently – in terms of investors and investments – in Eurazeo’s second smart city venture capital fund, which has reached a first close of EUR80 million ($97 million).
Portfolio: MSPEA and Korres
Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia helped ethical Greek cosmetics maker Korres beef up an underweight international presence with a plan that will see China become the main growth engine
Hong Kong's ORI hits first close on Fund II, exits Kymab
Hong Kong healthcare-focused VC firm ORI Capital has reached a first close of $112 million on its second fund and exited its largest investment, UK biotech developer Kymab, as part of a $1.1 billion deal.
Cathay closes second innovation fund $789m
Cathay Capital has raised EUR650 million ($789 million) for its second innovation fund, which supports start-ups in China, Europe, and North America.
Cathay Capital appoints chief impact officer
Cathay Capital has named Matthieu van der Elst, formerly CEO of France’s Michelin Ventures, as its first chief impact officer.
Cross-border e-commerce player Wish files for US IPO
Wish, a cross-border e-commerce platform that connects Chinese merchants who primarily sell products through domestic channels like Alibaba Group’s Taobao and Tmall with consumers in the US and Europe, has filed for a US IPO.
CITIC exits data business to European GP
CITIC Capital is exiting its stake in business intelligence database provider ISI Emerging Markets Group to UK-based Montagu Private Equity.
LionRock acquires UK shoe brand, targets China expansion
LionRock Capital, an Asian private equity firm that invests in global consumer brands with a China growth angle, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in British shoe brand Clarks.
Carlyle Asia fund supports $2.3b Siemens carve-out
The Carlyle Group’s Asia buyout fund has joined its European counterpart in the EUR2 billion ($2.3 billion) acquisition of Flender, a Siemens subsidiary that manufactures mechanical and electrical drive systems commonly used in wind turbines and industrial...
Deal focus: Lyre’s opts for science instead of a still
Australia-founded beverages maker Lyre’s has raised $11.5 million in seed funding with a view to helping non-alcoholic spirits follow in the footsteps of alternative protein
Q&A: PAI Partners' Cornelia Gomez
Cornelia Gomez, head of ESG and sustainability at PAI Partners and global coordinator for the International Climate Initiative, discusses carbon footprinting, scenario analysis, and regulation
Eurazeo backs UK, Singapore-based Thought Machine
Eurazeo Growth, a joint venture between French GPs Eurazeo and Idinvest Partners, has joined a $125 million Series B round for UK and Singapore financial technology player Thought Machine.
Eurazeo commits $94m in debut Europe-China fund deal
French GP Eurazeo has made its debut investment from a newly launched Europe-China cross-border fund, committing EUR80 million ($94 million) to Dutch medical supplier DORC.
Eurazeo, Primavera-owned WorldStrides files for bankruptcy
WorldStrides, a US-based provider of study-abroad programs for high school and university students owned by Eurazeo and Chinese private equity firm Primavera, has filed for bankruptcy protection.
LP interview: FMO
Dutch impact investor FMO has maintained significant appetite for private equity and developing Asia with relatively few resources at its disposal. Fintech is the next frontier
Redmayne leaves CVC to join Searchlight
James Redmayne, a 14-year veteran of CVC Capital Partners who spent the last seven years in Asia, has joined the London-based team at Searchlight Capital Partners.
Foreign investment restrictions: Looking inward
China is the implied threat as governments look to protect vulnerable domestic companies from foreign corporate raiders. On balance, PE investors are unlikely to benefit from moves towards de-globalization