Bharti Airtel to buy back stake in DTH business from Warburg Pincus
Warburg Pincus has agreed to exit its stake in Bharti Telemedia, the direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television services arm of Indian telecom services provider Bharti Airtel, through a share buyback worth INR31.3 billion ($429.5 million) in cash and shares.
The private equity firm paid $350 million for a 20% interest in Bharti Telemedia – comprising a 15% stake held by Airtel and a 5% holding from another Bharti entity – in late 2017. It will receive...
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.