BII leads $25m round for India's Kinara Capital
British International Investment (BII), a UK development finance institution, has led a USD 25m equity funding round for Kinara Capital, an Indian non-banking financial company (NBFC) that lends to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).
Existing investors Nuveen, the impact unit of Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America (TIAA), and ASN Microkredietfonds, a Dutch microfinance fund advised by impact-focused manager Triple Jump,...
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.