Bain-led consortium closes tender for Japan's Hitachi Metals
A Bain Capital-led consortium has completed its tender offer for Hitachi Metals – at a valuation of JPY 816.8bn (USD 5.6bn) – 18 months after first submitting a bid for the Japan-based industrial components manufacturer.
Bain and its partners, including Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) and Japan Industrial Solutions (JIS), will move forward with delisting and changing the company’s name to Proterial. They described the...
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.