Australia's Perpetual rejects $1.1b bid from BPEA EQT, Regal
Australia-based asset manager Perpetual has rejected a buyout offer from BPEA EQT – formerly Baring Private Equity Asia – and listed alternatives manager Regal Partners that values the company at approximately AUD 1.7bn (USD 1.07bn).
Perpetual said in a filing that the offer of AUD 30.00 per share materially undervalues the business, The board also resolved to push ahead with the AUD 2.5bn acquisition of rival asset manager Pendal...
Co-Stone leads $43m round for China biosynthesis player
Co-Stone Capital Management has led a CNY 300m (USD 43m) Series B round for Readline, a Shenzhen-based company that specialises in synthetic biology.
Australia’s Heal Partners closes debut fund on $137m
Australia’s Heal Partners, a health, education, and lifestyle-focused venture capital firm, has closed its first fund on AUD 200m (USD 137m). The target was AUD 100m.
US regulator gets access to Chinese audits
The threat of delisting that has haunted Chinese companies that trade on US exchanges appears to have receded after the US regulators announced they had gained full access to the audits of these companies for the first time.